Fibromyalgia

Medical Marijuana located in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia services offered in Summerfield, FL and Auburn, ME

If you experience widespread pain but can’t pinpoint the cause, you could have fibromyalgia, a painful condition that might feel debilitating without proper treatment. At Relief Clinic, a medical marijuana practice with locations in Summerfield, Florida, and Auburn, Maine, the skilled medical specialists use marijuana to ease discomfort associated with fibromyalgia. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic (ongoing) disease that causes widespread musculoskeletal discomfort without a known cause. The condition affects brain and spinal cord activity, causing altered pain signals. Fibromyalgia could result from genetics, environmental factors, or combinations of the two. See your Relief Clinic provider at the first sign of a problem.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are widespread pain without a known cause and fatigue. You may also experience cognitive challenges, also known as “brain fog.” Along with fibromyalgia, you may develop irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraines, anxiety, depression, joint disorders, or painful bladder syndrome.

Complications of the condition might include diminished sleep quality and poor work or school performance. Fibromyalgia can negatively affect your relationships and overall quality of living.

What are the risk factors for fibromyalgia?

The cause of fibromyalgia isn’t clear, but certain factors may increase your risk of developing it. Examples include:

  • Repeated nerve stimulation
  • Changes in pain signals to your brain
  • Infections
  • Genetics
  • Physical events, such as car accidents
  • Prolonged psychological stress
  • Being a woman
  • Family history of fibromyalgia

Women are more likely than men to experience fibromyalgia. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, or similar conditions, your risk of fibromyalgia is higher. 

How does my provider diagnose fibromyalgia?

While there are no specific diagnostic tests for fibromyalgia, your provider lets you know if you likely have the condition after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. They ask questions about your medications, lifestyle habits, and family history of disease.

They also check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Your specialist completes a physical exam and often orders blood tests or other diagnostic procedures to detect or rule out additional medical problems.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Relief Clinic uses medical marijuana to reduce pain and mental health challenges associated with fibromyalgia. If you qualify, they help you gain access to this treatment by obtaining a medical marijuana certificate. It’s essential to use the marijuana precisely as directed by your specialist.

You might also make healthy lifestyle changes, undergo physical or occupational therapy, or try counseling.

To find out if medical marijuana is the right treatment for your fibromyalgia, call the Relief Clinic office or schedule an appointment online today.