What is fibromyalgia, and who does it most commonly affect?
Many might not be aware, but fibromyalgia is the medical term for a chronic condition that causes pain throughout the body, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and mental difficulties.
Yes, you read that correctly—there is an ailment that isn't caused by an injury or damage but significantly restricts normal functioning. It can have a short duration, but it can persist throughout your life.
According to experts' estimates, it affects approximately 2% of the adult population, making it not such a rare condition. It more commonly affects middle-aged women, and there's a higher risk of developing it if the patient has some rheumatologic disease, such as lupus.
The condition is specific, and it needs to be precisely diagnosed. Then, by combining medication and physiatric protocols, it can be controlled and managed.
We have had positive experiences in treating fibromyalgia at Fizionova, and that's why we recommend that you don't hesitate and schedule an examination. This way, you'll ensure a precise definition of the problem, followed by the appropriate therapy.
Treatment of Fibromyalgia at Fizionova Center
The treatment of fibromyalgia at Fizionova Center begins with an accurate diagnosis and uncovering all the changes this condition brings. This is the first and most important step in commencing therapeutic procedures.
It's necessary for you to describe in detail when you experience discomfort and the intensity of the pain. Your information is crucial and will enhance the diagnostic process, helping us establish a clear diagnosis and exclude other ailments.
If fibromyalgia is confirmed based on a specific description of symptoms and the examination, we prescribe treatments through one of our protocols, which is a set of therapeutic procedures. Specifically, Protocol No. 2, Protocol No. 4, and Protocol No. 36 are the best choices for treatment, and the combination will depend on your individual health condition and where the disease manifests.
So, therapeutic procedures are tailored to each patient individually, and through a variety of treatment combinations, we work on alleviating symptoms and reducing pain. In this process, our devices are of great help, and one of them is the targeted FSWT therapy.
Only at Fizionova Center - Targeted FSWT Therapy for Fibromyalgia Treatment
Only at Fizionova Center, in all of Southeastern Europe, the most advanced device for pain therapy and regeneration is used—an apparatus for targeted FSWT therapy.
This technology emits high-density acoustic waves that help regenerate soft tissues and bones while reducing pain. It's used in various therapeutic protocols and has shown excellent results in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
The device is placed on the painful area, and the waves work at different depths, ranging from 1.5 cm, 3 cm, 6 cm, and 12 cm, so it can treat surface pain as well as tissues and bones deeper within.
During therapy, we continuously monitor your progress and overall health condition, making adjustments to the procedures to achieve the best results. Just call us at 011/21-00-588, and you're already on the right path to control the disease, we will invest all our effort and knowledge to provide relief very quickly.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
The causes of fibromyalgia can be diverse, and these are the most common ones:
- Stress and psychological trauma
- Genetic predispositions
- Neuro-immuno-endocrine disorders
- Bacterial infections
- Physical injuries to body parts
- Other conditions that lead to the development of fibromyalgia
What's important to emphasize is that fibromyalgia is a condition that can develop in children as well and has similar triggers, requiring a serious physiatric approach to alleviate symptoms, just like in adults.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
According to diagnostic criteria from 2016, fibromyalgia is present in any patient who experiences:
- Pain in four out of five regions of the body
- Sleep disturbances
- Issues with concentration and memory (brain fog)
- The onset of depression and anxiety
- Physical sensitivity to any pressure causing intense pain
These are a set of symptoms that might indicate this condition, but also other ailments. Our experts will primarily rule out other potential causes and verify whether there's another reason for persistent pain in the body.
If fibromyalgia is confirmed, we will continue to monitor your condition and be with you throughout the course of the disease. Don't let pain take over your life, disturb your sleep, and affect your mental well-being.
Physiatrists have excellent advice, recommendations, and an understanding of the human musculature, allowing them to effectively influence bones, nerves, tendons, and muscles.
Prevention of Fibromyalgia - Fizionova Center's Tips
Preventative measures for fibromyalgia should be taken in a timely manner. First, it's necessary to reduce stress levels and eliminate toxins that enter the body through food, drinks, smoking, and more. It's also crucial to work on muscle relaxation and appropriate physical activity.
To avoid the onset of fibromyalgia or worsening of the condition, you should consult a physiatrist and seek proper advice for safe physical activity. At Fizionova, with over 20 years of experience, we can certainly provide excellent recommendations.
We can say this is a golden piece of advice because, in general, it's crucial to visit a physiatrist for advice before any intensive physical activity. Incorrect movements lead to injury, and injuries lead to a series of problems that we become aware of when they worsen.
Health is a delicate thread that depends on many factors. Don't put undue stress on your body if you have a predisposition to develop fibromyalgia; instead, call Fizionova.
Treat fibromyalgia at Fizionova Center
From everything mentioned, it's clear that the key to treatment is adequate therapy that will improve the patient's condition. When the body is suffering and enduring pain, it's important to have proper treatment because every wrong step brings worsening. Fizionova Center is the right place for diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia. We will utilize all our knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment to make you another satisfied client. We quickly provide an accurate diagnosis and start treatment. This means you don't have to live with physical and psychological issues as a result of fibromyalgia; there is a solution—Fizionova Center.
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SCHEDULE A PHYSIATRIST'S EXAMINATION
Dr Jelena Kluz-Đurđević, a specialist in physical medicine
After a conversation with the patient, Dr. Jelena will conduct an examination to obtain a more comprehensive view of your health status, helping to determine whether it's an injury or a diagnosis.
The examination lasts for 30 minutes and includes: