Fibromyalgia Treatment Options in Singapore
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that is not well-understood. It is characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, tenderness, and fatigue. It is often coupled with sleep disturbances, among other symptoms. The term Fibromyalgia literally means “pain and discomfort of muscle fibers”.
As the exact cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, there is no single test that can detect the presence of the disorder. Due to this, the diagnosis and treatment is largely based on a patient’s combined symptoms where no other medical diagnosis is found. The condition is controversial in the medical society; with some doctors still disagreeing whether a diagnosis should be made merely on somatic reports, rather than on something scientifically concrete.
Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
• Muscle Pain
• Malaise, body aches
• Sleep problems
• Morning stiffness
• Muscle cramping and weakness
• Numbness and tingling
Factors that are known to aggravate these symptoms include stress, fatigue, cold weather, depression, anxiety, and hormonal fluctuations. The underlying problem can also be brought out by physical or psychological trauma. You may require treatment if you are diagnosed with fibromyalgia – our doctor at The Pain Relief Clinic in Singapore will be able to guide you through the available options suitable for you.
Getting Treated for Fibromyalgia in Singapore
While there is no universally accepted treatment or cure for Fibromyalgia, treatment typically focuses on relieving the symptoms and improving a person’s quality of life. Our doctors often provide prescription medications, behavioural intervention, and exercise for patients in Singapore, and these have been known to help alleviate pain and other symptoms.
Nervous system suppressants have also yielded some moderate effect. Fibromyalgia is not degenerative nor is it fatal; but the symptoms can severely affect a person’s quality of life.
Tissue repair and herbal supplements have been found by many patients to be very helpful in Singapore. Specialised physiotherapy techniques as well as shockwave therapy to relax trigger points of tight muscles are also good options to consider.
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