Fibromyalgia pain is debilitating, but there are natural solutions that can help you feel better. At Progressive Medical Center, our goal is to look for and address the underlying causes of fibromyalgia so that your body can heal naturally. We give nutrients to reduce pain and inflammation, eliminate food sensitivities that cause joint pain, fine-tune the gastrointestinal environment, and balance hormones to reduce pain. We get the bad stuff out, especially toxins that can damage the nervous system. We also use a variety of natural pain reduction techniques, such as chiropractic and acupuncture.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a common condition that predominantly affects women and is characterized by long-term, widespread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. People with this condition may experience a wide variety of related symptoms such as chronic fatigue, cognitive difficulties (e.g., forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, and disorganized thinking), frequent sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome, and multiple somatic complaints.
Fibromyalgia has also been linked to numbness and tingling in various parts of the body, as well as depression, anxiety and some sexual dysfunction. Although symptoms often come and go spontaneously, they usually impair daily function.
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. Fibromyalgia is typically associated with other pain syndromes as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Some research suggests that fibromyalgia involves abnormalities of the stress response system.
In addition, fibromyalgia is frequently observed in those with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and hepatitis C. Other possible causes include neurotransmitter imbalances, mitochondrial dysfunction (cellular energy), pain hypersensitivity disorders, obesity, toxicity, infections, hormonal imbalance, and nutritional deficiencies.
Progressive Medical Center incorporates an integrative approach that helps to design your personalized treatment plan. Not all people suffer with fibromyalgia for the same reasons. That’s why we run sophisticated diagnostic testing to help us understand your unique biochemistry. Comprehensive laboratory evaluations at the cellular and metabolic level allow us to see inside the body- more so than other common laboratory tests. We believe it is important to rule out other conditions that can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, such as hypothyroidism, Lyme disease, or low vitamin D.
Your test results will help us discover the major blockages that are preventing your healing process. Then we can tailor a treatment plan specifically to what your body needs. The test results, in conjunction with details of your case history, help your practitioner design an effective, customized treatment that will get you feeling good again!
The causes of fibromyalgia are not understood by most doctors and there is “no cure” for fibromyalgia. With such limited options for help, integrative and functional medicine becomes a natural choice when trying to find solutions for fibromyalgia. At Progressive Medical, we look for the underlying causes of fibromyalgia. Our targets are the gastrointestinal system, detoxification system, nutrition, hormones, sleep and exercise, and natural pain relief techniques. We see this approach help many people who otherwise had no hope.
Natural treatments for fibromyalgia may include:
If you believe you may be suffering from fibromyalgia and are interested in working with our team of integrative medical providers for an individualized treatment plan.