Dr. Daniel Batlan stands out as the founder and medical director of Specialized Pain Management (SPM), a practice in Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Daniel Batlan and his team offer traditional and advanced treatments for fibromyalgia and other painful conditions.
Fibromyalgia, the second most prevalent musculoskeletal condition diagnosed today, features widespread pain and specific points of tenderness in the body, along with extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, and depression or anxiety. Fibromyalgia is 10 times more common in women than in men, and most of the women who show symptoms are between the ages of 25 and 60.
Many patients with fibromyalgia report feeling as though they have strained or overworked their muscles, even when there has been no exertion. Patients may also report a twitching, stabbing, or burning muscle pain. The joints of the spine, shoulders, and hips may also be painful, while the extremities may tingle or become numb.
Secondary symptoms of fibromyalgia include headaches, abdominal pain, and an irritable bowel. Patients may also experience difficulty concentrating, extreme sensitivity to temperature, and dryness in the eyes, nose, and mouth.
This diverse set of symptoms is difficult for medical professionals to treat. A standard treatment regimen addresses the pain, often with serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or nerve pain drugs. Antidepressants may also treat physical discomfort, while simultaneously addressing the mood disturbances that patients often experience.