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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Patrick T. Boylan, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Lake Physical Medicine

Patrick T. Boylan, MD

Pain Management Physician & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Mentor, OH

If you suffer from widespread pain and significant fatigue, fibromyalgia could be the culprit. Dr. Patrick T. Boylan of Lake Physical Medicine in Mentor, Ohio, helps those who suffer from fibromyalgia treat their pain and regain a sense of well-being and normalcy. Dr. Boylan can create a personal treatment plan to help you manage painful trigger points and muscle pain resulting from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What causes fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects soft tissue and muscles, leading to widespread aching pain across the body. Genetic factors, physical trauma like a severe accident, or stress and emotional trauma may cause it. These events can interfere with the brain’s ability to process pain, so pain levels are amplified, and it can be difficult to achieve balance again.

Some common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Musculoskeletal pain that spreads throughout the body and lasts for several months, possibly including painful, chronic trigger points
  • Sleep disorders and chronic fatigue
  • Limited attention span and reduced cognitive abilities
  • Depression, anxiety, and feelings of isolation

Needing to lie down to rest or nap one or more times per day due to fatigue and low energy
Fibromyalgia often arises simultaneously with migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, TMJ disorders, or bladder syndromes. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Boylan’s office right away.

Who is most likely to develop fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can develop gradually over time or can occur after a triggering event such as surgery, trauma, or extreme stress.

Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men, and those with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and osteoarthritis are more likely to develop the condition. Dr. Boylan is here to help if you’re concerned that you may have fibromyalgia.

What can trigger point injections do for fibromyalgia?

Painful trigger points around the body may arise if you’re suffering from fibromyalgia. While physical therapy, exercise, and other lifestyle changes can effectively manage trigger points, some chronic trigger points may respond best to injections or other interventional treatments.

When you undergo a trigger point injection, Dr. Boylan injects an anesthetic directly into the center of the trigger point to eliminate pain from the area. Trigger point injections can be performed in various regions of the body during one session if needed, and pain should start to decrease shortly after treatment.

To learn more about fibromyalgia treatment options, including trigger point injections, call now or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule a visit with Dr. Boylan.