Fibromyalgia Specialist

Palm Beach Pain, LLC

Ricardo Leano, MD, MBA

Interventional Pain Management located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

As many as 4 million adults in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, which causes painful sensations throughout the body. Finding treatments that help you manage your pain and symptoms can be difficult and draining. Pain management specialist Ricardo Leano, MD, at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, offers the most advanced treatments for fibromyalgia to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life without creating more side effects. To schedule an appointment with the compassionate physician, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that causes you to feel pain throughout your entire body. Researchers aren’t certain what causes fibromyalgia, but theorize the painful condition may develop due to changes in the way your brain processes pain, which causes an amplification of the sensation.

You may be at greater risk of developing fibromyalgia if it runs in your family. Another theory is that an infection or an emotional or physical trauma may trigger the condition. 

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Pain is the primary symptom that people with fibromyalgia experience. The pain is described as a constant dull ache throughout the entire body that lasts three or more months. 

You may also feel extreme fatigue when you suffer from fibromyalgia, even if you sleep through the night. However, it’s not uncommon for patients with fibromyalgia to report fitful sleep due to pain. You may also have difficulty concentrating and paying attention, which is sometimes referred to as fibro-brain.

Many people with fibromyalgia have coexisting conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, restless leg syndrome, and depression. 

What are the treatments for fibromyalgia?

Despite the many unknowns surrounding fibromyalgia, your provider at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help you gain control over your pain. When you come in for care, your provider spends a great deal of time getting to know you so they can understand your hopes and concerns, and creates a treatment plan that addresses your whole health, not just your fibromyalgia. Based on the information gathered, they create your personalized treatment plan to help reduce your pain without side effects.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-seizure medication to control nerve pain
  • Exercise program
  • Referral to occupational or physical therapy
  • Massage therapy

Palm Beach Pain, LLC,  also offers ketamine infusions for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Ketamine is an anesthetic that when infused at the right dose may alter the pain receptors in your brain to provide the relief you need. Ketamine infusion is a serious treatment and may only be recommended if conservative treatments failed to give you the relief you need.

To schedule an appointment with a compassionate pain physician to get the help you need for your fibromyalgia, call Palm Beach Pain, LLC, today or request an appointment online.