Fibromyalgia

Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center -  - Pain Management Physician

Irving Place Surgery & Wellness Center

Pain Management Physicians & Chiropractors located in Union Square, New York, NY & Financial District, New York, NY

Fibromyalgia Specialist
For individuals suffering with the chronic pain due to fibromyalgia, Dr. Sawhney, of Irving Place Surgery and Wellness Center, can help. Located in the Union Square area of New York City, board certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, Dr. Sawhney offers specialized treatment programs for patients suffering from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder which creates widespread muscle and joint discomfort in addition to extreme fatigue. Fibromyalgia syndrome host a variety of symptoms which experienced together can indicate the presence of the syndrome or a higher chance of acquiring the syndrome.

What Signs Are Associated with Fibromyalgia Syndrome?

Frequent signs of fibromyalgia syndrome, which occur together typically, include:

  • Low pain tolerance and tender points
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Extensive pain


Women are much more likely to have the condition, about 10 times more likely. Fibromyalgia can also cause:

  • Stiffness
  • Incontinence
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hypersensitivity to hot and cold
  • Dryness in nose, mouth, and eyes
  • Numbness or tingling in feet and fingers

What Treatments Are Used for Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a difficult disorder to address and typically multiple types of treatment will be required. These can be aerobic and strengthening exercises as well as medicines and behavior techniques. Therapeutic massage is extremely helpful and aids in manipulating the soft tissues and muscles to alleviate deep muscle pain. It also helps with alleviating pain from muscles spasms, tender points, and tension in the muscles. Myofascial release therapy works on a large range of muscles and can soothingly stretch, lengthen, soften, and realign the connective tissue. The American Pain Society recommends that people with fibromyalgia participate in moderately intense exercise at least twice a week. They also suggest clinician-assisted treatments such as therapeutic massage and chiropractic manipulation for pain relief. Relaxation therapies, like deep breathing, deep muscle relaxation and exercises, are very beneficial for the entire body and can reduce the feelings of stress which can prompt fibromyalgia symptoms. Sleep is also vital and allows the body to restore itself. It is encouraged that individuals also stick to a bedtime routine and schedule. If you think you could have fibromyalgia, contact the office to schedule a consultation.

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