Fibromyalgia Specialist

Spine & Pain Institute of Florida

Navdeep Jassal, MD

Pain Management located in Lakeland, FL

The pain from fibromyalgia can feel mysterious and insurmountable. The widespread pain and a host of other symptoms don’t have to lessen your quality of life, though. At the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida, Navdeep Jassal, MD, offers his extensive pain management expertise and access to the latest treatments and procedures to help you feel your best. Get started with your personalized fibromyalgia treatment plan by calling the Lakeland, Florida, office or scheduling your appointment online.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome that causes pain in the soft tissues of the body. Medical professionals think it’s caused by an issue in the way your brain receives pain signals from the body. 

It’s possible that the brains of people living with fibromyalgia heighten their sensitivity to pain across the soft tissue. Some of the risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing fibromyalgia include:

  • Recurring injuries
  • Traumatic events (e.g., a car accident)
  • A problem with your central nervous system
  • Arthritis
  • Genetics

Sex is also one of the most significant risk factors. Around 80% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. Most women start experiencing symptoms in their mid-40s, although symptoms can begin to occur at any time.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

They’re far-reaching. The primary symptom is widespread pain throughout the body’s soft tissues. This can contribute to stiffness, especially in the morning, and numb, tingling sensations in your extremities. 

Other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble concentrating or remembering
  • Pain in facial muscles and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Heightened sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Painful periods
  • Mental imbalances like depression or anxiety

Can fibromyalgia be treated?

While there’s no cure for fibromyalgia, Dr. Jassal and his dedicated team of pain management specialists are available to help you reclaim your quality of life. 

They understand that because fibromyalgia is a syndrome, your symptoms most likely differ from other patients they’ve treated with this condition. 

The team takes the time to understand the way your syndrome is affecting your body and mind so they can personalize a treatment program for you. 

Tailored physical therapy is often highly effective for people with fibromyalgia. It helps relieve both the pain and stiffness you’re experiencing throughout your body. 

Additionally, Dr. Jassal offers his patients a wide range of pain mitigation treatments — from steroid injections to nerve blocks — to help treat areas of specific tenderness and to offer you relief. 

Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to shape your daily life. Get started with your personalized treatment program by calling Dr. Jassal at the Spine & Pain Institute of Florida or by scheduling your appointment online.