Mauricio Garcia Jacques, MD
Interventional Pain Management & Integrative Physical Medicine located in Houston, TX
Upon feeling unexplainable pain throughout your body, you might feel confused or afraid. Fibromyalgia, an enigmatic condition that causes this, doesn’t have a cure. Still, you can significantly reduce your pain and other symptoms with treatment at iACHE in Houston, with locations in the EMG Center, the Galleria, and North Houston. To book your appointment with Garcia Jacques Mauricio, MD, for fibromyalgia management, call your nearest iACHE location or use the online scheduling tool today.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes immeasurable, but very real and debilitating symptoms. If you have fibromyalgia, you experience pain throughout your body and fatigue that makes it hard to work, socialize, and participate in activities. Your fibromyalgia might also come with mood or memory issues and interfere with your sleep.
Once stigmatized because of experts’ inability to analyze its symptoms and effects on your body, fibromyalgia is slowly becoming better understood. While there’s still no cure for the condition, there are many available treatments to help reduce your pain and help you function despite the condition.
What causes fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia has long been shrouded in mystery. Doctors still aren’t entirely sure what causes the disease, but they have a few ideas. They believe that the condition makes your brain amplify pain signals, so they feel more intense and long-lasting.
The condition might appear as the result of one or several of these factors:
Fibromyalgia tends to run in families. This means that there may be a gene linked to the condition that predisposes you to get it.
Whether physical or emotional, past trauma seems to play a role in fibromyalgia’s development. Events like a car accident, abuse, or being robbed at gunpoint may lead to symptoms of fibromyalgia for some people.
Infections and illnesses
You might develop fibromyalgia after recovering from a terrible illness. Additionally, if you get sick when you already have fibromyalgia, your symptoms may worsen.
How is fibromyalgia treated?
Fibromyalgia treatments won’t make the condition go away entirely, but they’ll help you manage the pain and any other symptoms that arise. To treat your fibromyalgia, the team at iACHE may prescribe or recommend:
- Nonprescription pain relievers
- Antiseizure medications
- Physical therapy
- Better nutrition
- Exercise plans
The practice specializes in treating chronic neurological disorders using ketamine. Ketamine delivered via an IV infusion may block certain receptors in your brain from releasing chemicals that aggravate your nerves. This reduces fibromyalgia pain and boosts your energy so you can get back to living a gratifying life.
To get started on comprehensive fibromyalgia treatment, call iACHE, or book an appointment online today.