Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure. Difficulty with swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness, tingling and cognitive dysfunction are common symptoms. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary in intensity. Fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive difficulties, and joint stiffness are the most prevalent symptoms reported. Additional common symptoms may include depression, anxiety, migraines, tension headaches, pelvic pain, irritable or overactive bladder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), temporo-mandibular joint disease (TMJD), and gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Multi-disciplinary approaches for relief of symptoms are recommended including medications, cognitive behavioral therapies, and gentle exercise.

Pain Types and Treatments

At Carolinas Pain Center we serve patients dealing with all types of pain. Read about some of the most common types of pain that we treat.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain? Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in t

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Headaches

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headac

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will

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Cancer Pain

Not everyone with cancer experiences cancer pain, but one of out three

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Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting

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Neuropathy

Nerve pain is caused by pressure on nerves or the spinal cord, or by d

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