What is it?

Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic widespread pain and over-active pain responses to pressure areas. It is also associated with tiredness, sleep disturbance and other systemic symptoms. It is associated with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

It has an unknown aetiology but is potentially the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

It is diagnosed by a specialist with an interest in Fibromyalgia looking for a characteristic symptom complex and is treated with a combination of lifestyle modification, cognitive behavioural therapy and pain modification medications.

Please contact us on 01483 938750 or email if you would like to be reviewed by our pain management specialist to discuss a potential diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and methods for long-term management.