Fibromyalgia / Myofascial Pain
The term “Myofascial Pain” refers to pain that originates in muscles (“myo”) and the connective tissues within the body (“fascia”). Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful condition causing stiffness, trigger points and tenderness in muscles, tendons, and joints all over the body. It is also characterized by restless sleep, general fatigue, anxiety, depression and disturbances in bowel function.
A comprehensive medical evaluation and thorough history help the pain management team develop an appropriate plan of care. Counseling provides an opportunity to address personal issues and concerns which may complicate the medical condition. The goal of all these interventions is to enhance the individual’s ability to cope, and improve the quality of life in family, social and work situations.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, please contact us at (314) 289-9411, or you can also choose to complete our online inquiry form. We look forward to speaking with you.