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Orlando Fibromyalgia Specialists

Orlando Fibromyalgia Specialists | Fibromyalgia Doctors

Fibromyalgia services offered in Clermont, FL


Click here to learn how we treat fibromyalgia with advanced, noninvasive therapies

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that affects about 4 million adults in the United States, causing widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles and joints. The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it is thought to be related to changes in the way the brain processes pain signals. It can also cause fatigue, headaches, depression, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating (fibro fog).

If you have fibromyalgia symptoms or your current therapies aren't effective, anesthesiologists and interventional pain specialists Todd W. Mautner, DO, and Sameer K. Goel, MD, DABA, at Sunshine Interventional Pain and Wellness Center can help.

Our doctors specialize in treating fibromyalgia with non-invasive therapies such as neuropathic pain medications, low-dose antidepressants, low-dose naltrexone (LDN), ketamine infusions, pain psychology, and physical therapy.

Telehealth visits are available throughout the state of Florida, and our offices are located near Orlando, FL. Serving Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Celebration, Clermont, Davenport, Doctor Philips, Gotha, Horizon West, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Lake Mary, Leesburg, Longwood, Maitland, Montverde, Mount Dora, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlando, Oviedo, Saint Cloud, Sanford, Sorrento, Tavares, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Winter Springs, and the surrounding areas.

If you or a loved one are suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms and need a pain specialist near Orlando, FL, call 689-407-8647 or schedule an appointment online today. We look forward to providing you with life-changing therapies.

Orlando Fibromyalgia Specialists Q & A

Orlando Fibromyalgia Specialists

We are a treatment center that specializes in helping people with fibromyalgia find relief from their symptoms. Our team of experts is skilled in a variety of different treatments, including low-dose naltrexone (LDN) and ketamine infusions. We believe that by providing our patients with the latest and most effective treatments, we can help them find the relief they need. If you or someone you know is suffering from fibromyalgia, please call 689-407-8647 today to schedule a consultation.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex health disorder that causes persistent, widespread pain throughout the body. Whereas most conditions cause pain in a specific area (like your back, limbs, or joints), with fibromyalgia everything hurts.

In addition to chronic pain, fibromyalgia triggers increased sensitivity to other stimuli. You might develop light or sound sensitivity and problems like allodynia and hyperalgesia. These conditions make light touches feel painful and increase the pain you experience from minor injuries.

One symptom many patients develop is an abnormal response to some or all of the 18 pressure points around the body. These spots are in places like the back of your neck and the inside of your knees. Even brief pressure on these sensitive points causes intense, throbbing pain that can last for several hours.

People with this condition often suffer a wide range of other symptoms, including fibrofog (poor memory and difficulty concentrating), chronic fatigue, and problems sleeping. Some of the symptoms can mimic chronic fatigue syndrome. You’re also more likely to develop conditions like arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and autoimmune disorders.

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

It’s not clear exactly what causes this disorder. It often develops after an illness or injury, much like complex regional pain syndrome. Something happens that puts your nervous system into overdrive, but it’s hard to trace the reason because fibromyalgia doesn’t cause identifiable damage to your body.

Unlike the joint deterioration caused by arthritis which is visible in an X-ray, your doctor can’t see any damage to your tissues using diagnostic imaging. Blood tests don’t show significant abnormalities either. These problems with diagnosis mean that many people fail to get the correct treatment for their condition.

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How Do Our Doctors Treat Fibromyalgia Pain?

Sunshine Interventional Pain and Wellness Center offers a range of treatments to relieve your symptoms. Your provider designs a personalized treatment program at your initial consultation, which may include:

Ketamine Infusions

One promising new treatment option for fibromyalgia pain is ketamine infusions. Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic drug that is effective in treating chronic pain. In addition, ketamine has also been shown to help improve mood and reduce fatigue in people with fibromyalgia. Ketamine infusions are typically given over several hours, and the effects can last for weeks to months. Ketamine infusions hold promise as a safe and effective treatment option for people with fibromyalgia.

Local Anesthetic Creams & Patches

One treatment option that is often used for fibromyalgia is local anesthetic creams and patches. These products work by numbing the pain receptors in the skin, providing relief from the pain of fibromyalgia. Anesthetic creams and patches are available without a prescription and can be purchased at most pharmacies. 

Low-Dose Antidepressants

A variety of antidepressant medications are available, and each has its own set of benefits and side effects. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are a class of drugs that are effective in treating pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances in fibromyalgia patients. However, TCAs can also cause dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, and drowsiness. Selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are another class of antidepressants that are commonly used to treat fibromyalgia. SNRIs work by increasing levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, which can improve mood and pain perception in some patients. However, SNRIs can also cause nausea, diarrhea, headache, and insomnia. If tolerated, low-dose antidepressants can help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia and improve the quality of life for patients.

Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is a medication that has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia. LDN works by blocking the receptors that are involved in the body's response to pain and inflammation. Anecdotal reports suggest that LDN can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia symptoms, and some small studies have found LDN to be effective in reducing pain and fatigue levels. LDN is generally well-tolerated, with the most common side effect being mild gastrointestinal upset.

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise

Exercise is often recommended as a treatment for fibromyalgia, but many patients find that traditional forms of exercise are too strenuous. Low-impact aerobic exercise can be an effective alternative for people with fibromyalgia. This type of exercise includes activities like walking, biking, and swimming. It is gentle on the joints and can help to increase stamina and reduce pain symptoms. In addition, low-impact aerobic exercise can help to improve sleep quality and mood.

Pain Management Education

Pain management education is effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and improving function. This type of education typically includes information on different pain management techniques, as well as tips on how to incorporate these into daily life. Some research has also shown that pain management education can help increase patients’ sense of control over their condition, which can lead to further improvements in symptoms.

Neuropathic Pain Medications

Gabapentin and pregabalin are two medication options that are effective in treating neuropathic pain associated with fibromyalgia. Both medications work by interfering with the transmission of certain types of pain signals in the nervous system. They are both typically started at a lower dose and then titrated up as needed. Side effects of both medications can include dizziness, confusion, and fatigue. While gabapentin may be more effective for some people, pregabalin may have fewer side effects.

Pain Psychology

Pain psychology can help people with fibromyalgia learn coping skills and develop positive coping mechanisms. In addition, psychotherapy can help people with fibromyalgia understand their condition and come to terms with their diagnosis.

Physical Therapy

While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, physical therapy can be an effective treatment option. Physical therapy can help to increase flexibility, build strength, and improve the range of motion. In addition, physical therapy can help to reduce pain and fatigue levels. While fibromyalgia can be a debilitating condition, physical therapy can help patients regain their quality of life.

Are You Located in Orlando, FL?

We have offices in Clermont, Kissimmee, Orlando, and Sebring, FL.

If you or someone you love needs a pain specialist near Orlando, FL, call 689-407-8647 or schedule an appointment online today. We offer comprehensive care plans designed to help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Office Locations

Sunshine Interventional Pain & Wellness Center

297 E. Hwy. 50, Ste. 1, Clermont, FL 34711

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

825 E. Oak St., Kissimmee, FL 34744

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

601 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

Advanced Neurospine Associates

3324 Commerce Ctr. Ln., Sebring, FL 33870

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

689-407-8647

Most Insurances Accepted

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