Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), better known as fibromyalgia, is a long-term condition that causes pain all through your body. Fatigue, mood disturbance, headaches, non-refreshed sleep, and cognitive impairment are common, It can affect both male and females, but statistically, it affects more women than it does men.

Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, it is understood to be caused by a process called sensitisation resulting from different ways that the central nervous system amplifies and sends pain messages around your body and is associated with abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain. This condition can be triggered an infection, mental or physical trauma. The common theme is that patients have chronic widespread pain and other symptoms, but without apparent tissue damage or inflammation. It is believed to be inherited through genes.

Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

FMS is a complex condition, hence the need for a truly joined-up multidisciplinary approach to manage it. that requires an individually tailored plan with a approach.

Our individualised holistic approach:
Full history and assessment
Appropriate investigations
Education about FMS so you can take steps to manage the condition
Occupational and lifestyle advice
Medication review and optimisation
Interdisciplinary integration and involvement
Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and exercise
Psychology based treatments