Fibromyalgia is one of the common causes of long-term widespread body pain. Pain may be accompanied by other symptoms including

Non refreshing sleep
Impaired concentration
Memory issues
Mood disturbances
Increased sensitivity
Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
Pain clinic is the ideal place to manage fibromyalgia as it brings together the skills of a wide range of specialists working together as a team. This multi-disciplinary approach is essential to minimise the impact on the quality of life. A combination of drug and non-drug treatments can help manage the symptoms. I offer personalised pain management plans on lines of Pain Management Programme (PMP). I can help you

Understand the condition
By making a management plan and prescribing medications. When considering medications I take into account the latest evidence and individualise it keeping in mind your symptoms and other medical problems. The resulting pain reduction can enable active participation in physical therapies and rehabilitation.
Implement necessary life style modifications
By involving other experts and coordinating your care with help from other specialists including
Physiotherapist– they will advice you on posture, physical function, pacing of activities. There is good evidence supporting aerobic exercises and graded exercise program in fibromyalgia management
Psychologists- Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to improve function and decreased the pain severity in fibromyalgia. Psychologists can help in reducing the impact of depression/ anxiety and in stress management by teaching relaxation, coping strategies
Occupational therapist
Nutritional specialist- dietary profiling and nutritional advice helping you eat a balanced diet and keep a healthy weight.
Complementary and alternative therapies including Acupuncture, TENS, meditation, ayurveda and wellness

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