Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain and other symptoms including fatigue, sleep disturbance and cognitive symptoms such as forgetfulness or decreased concentration. It has a prevalence of about 2 percent of the adult general population and is more common in women than men.
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or suffer from its symptoms, UC Health can help. The UC Health Fibromyalgia Treatment Program is a leader in fibromyalgia research and treatment. We are dedicated to using the latest scientifically proven treatments to alleviate the often debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia and to help those with chronic pain disorders live more functional lives.
We work with patients to develop an appropriate, individualized treatment plan that may include medications, therapy, and/or recommended lifestyle changes. These options have been well studied and scientifically proven to help with fibromyalgia symptoms and related disorders, which include:
- Sleep disturbances
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Restless legs
- Trouble concentrating
Patients who are interested may also have the opportunity to enroll in studies through our research center. These studies help us learn more about fibromyalgia and chronic pain and possible future treatments.