Clinical Specialties : Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects between 2% and 5% of individuals in the United States. It is associated with widespread musculoskeletal and soft tissue pain, sleep dysfunction, fatigue, stiffness, and possibly several medical and psychological comorbidities. As a result of its uncertain etiology, fibromyalgia is challenging to both diagnose and treat. Patients often report extensive delays in obtaining appropriate pain control. They also experience significantly impaired function and quality of life.

As with any condition, fibromyalgia requires comprehensive assessment, ongoing evaluation, and therapeutic management with appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic modalities. We use multiple means to treat fibromyalgia including medications, trigger point injections, aquatic physical therapy. TENS/electrical stimulation, stress management techniques and others. We also have a support group for fibromyalgia patients once a month.

Tamar S. Ference, MD
Associate Professor

Adriana D. Valbuena-Valecillos, MD
Assistant Professor