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Which Treatment Option is Best for Your Fibromyalgia?

Around 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, a widely misunderstood chronic pain condition that can severely disrupt a sufferer’s life. Many patients spend years trying to find the best treatments to manage their pain. 

At Interventional Pain Center in Worthington and Newark, Ohio, Sachida Manocha, MD, a leading interventional pain management specialist, thinks no one should have to live with chronic pain. He offers personalized treatment plans that can reduce your pain and restore your quality of life. 

Fibromyalgia treatments

Fibromyalgia causes a variety of symptoms that can vary between people and change from day to day in the same person. As a result, fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.

But don’t give up. Dr. Manocha and our team here at Interventional Pain Center are deeply committed to providing pain relief. We offer several customizable treatment options, including the following:

Medication

Medication can provide relief from many fibromyalgia symptoms, such as pain, sleep disruptions, and mood disorders. For example, many people who have fibromyalgia suffer from insomnia. We might recommend medication to help you sleep.

Additionally, chronic pain and depression often go hand in hand. We might suggest an antidepressant to address any mental health symptoms. 

Medical marijuana

In Ohio, medical marijuana is a treatment option for fibromyalgia. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana interact with receptors in the body to relieve pain, stress, and other disruptive symptoms. Dr. Manocha can help you get a medical marijuana card if this therapy is right for you. 

Targeted exercise

When you’re in pain, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do. However, regular, low-impact exercise may actually lessen your pain and other symptoms. 

Dr. Manocha provides customized exercise advice to his patients, but in general, low-impact aerobic exercises, such as swimming or walking, combined with gentle stretching and strength training can help reduce pain. 

You should always start slowly and gently when introducing exercise. The most important part is doing something consistently and routinely. Then you can gradually do more.

Multiwave Locked System

We offer Multiwave Locked System® laser treatment to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling. Our state-of-the-art equipment delivers therapeutic wavelengths into your body, leaving your skin cool and comfortable. The therapy can boost circulation and stimulate tissue repair. 

Alternative therapies

Dr. Manocha takes an integrative approach to pain management and might recommend alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or spinal manipulation. Many patients find alternative treatments to be soothing and effective for pain relief. The combination of relaxation and reduced pain could go a long way toward enhancing your quality of life. 

Choosing the best treatment option

Dr. Manocha provides comprehensive exams and consultations to evaluate his patients’ conditions and to create customized treatment plans. He’ll be your partner in health and will work with you to find the best treatment to relieve your pain.

We often recommend combining therapies to maximize relief. No two patients have the same needs — or response to treatments — but Dr. Manocha will work tirelessly to find the right combination of therapies for you. 

In short, there’s no easy answer to identifying the best treatment for fibromyalgia, but you can count on attentive, customized care from us.

To learn more about your fibromyalgia treatment options, book an appointment online or over the phone with Interventional Pain Center today.

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