Fibromyalgia Specialists

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue.

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What is

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, excessive sleeping, difficulty with memory, and mood shifts. It is believed that Fibromyalgia amplifies the pain signals released through the brain, intensifying the pain sensations in your body.

Symptoms may begin after a physical trauma, such as a surgery or infection. Sometimes they present after psychological stress as well. But it is not uncommon for symptoms to gradually appear over time, without a single catalyst event.

Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. Those who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, or other autoimmune diseases are also susceptible. Many people experience tension headaches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint), anxiety, and/or depression.

There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but medication therapy (in addition to restful sleep and proper diet and exercise) can help you manage the symptoms.


Symptoms

The symptoms of fibromyalgia can include:

  • Tender points on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them.
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”)

Diagnosis

Our physicians are board certified, and are dedicated to giving you a comprehensive exam that will aid in diagnosing the cause of your symptoms. Using advanced diagnostic techniques, our doctors will find out the reason for your pain, and then get you on the road to better health right away. Here are a few steps our physicians use when completing their comprehensive exams:

  • We take your medical history
  • We conduct a thorough physical exam
  • We carefully analyze your symptoms
  • We may order diagnostic tests, including x-ray, MRI, and nerve conduction studies, to help us diagnose your chronic pain

Treatments

  • Biofeedback
  • Injection therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Intrathecal Pumps
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Alternative therapies
  • Medication management

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(301) 703-8767

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(724) 603-3560

Va

(540) 433-1905

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We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services and truly have each individual’s comfort in mind.

I Love the way they all listen to you no matter what it's about. I Love how they make sure your feeling fine & how they find other ways to help you. They are a wonderful team & I am so glad I found them.

Rubin Bungard

Dr Rao is MY Absolute Favorite Doctor! Love him! His staff at Mt Airy and in Frederick, Maryland are the best of the best. Caring, kind and very friendly. I would recommend anyone to seek out Dr Rao and his staff in a heartbeat.

Randee Fischer

I LOVE this place. Dr B. and Dr Rao saved my life. In 2014, I could only walk about 15ft and had to use a wheelchair. It happened so quickly to me. I had extreme pain in my back, and legs. My other pain management wouldn't help at all.

Kathleen Tibbs

Covid-19 update

We are seeing Patients!

We are now seeing patients in the office again! Pain and Spine Specialists is diligently following all recommended CDC guidelines and doing all we can to ensure the safety of our patients. We are happy to schedule you an appointment in-office.

Please call us in Maryland at (301) 703-8767, (724) 603-3560 in Pennsylvania, or (540) 433-1905 in Virginia to make an appointment.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

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