Fibromyalgia: What Is It?

If you or a loved one is suffering from fibromyalgia, you understand how the pain affects a person’s overall quality of life. On average, fibromyalgia affects 2% of the American population each year. That’s 4 million Americans who suffer from pain, every day. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes abnormal pain processing, meaning, people suffering from fibromyalgia have a lower pain tolerance than those who don’t. It can cause permeating pain across the whole body. There is no current known causes or treatments. But what can be done?

Dealing With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease, meaning, it is not caused by your body’s own immune system. Rather, a number of underlying conditions may result in symptoms like fibromyalgia. If you fear you may be suffering from this condition it is important to speak with a professional. Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that can cause the following side effects:

  • Depression
  • Widespread pain
  • Anxiety
  • Problems sleeping
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches and sometimes migraines
  • Numbness in the hands or feet
  • Jaw pain
  • Digestive problems

Traditional management tools for fibromyalgia include a variety of medications, therapies, and stress management techniques. These can include prescription drugs, exercise, stress management, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Commonly, lifestyle changes are recommended by doctors to help manage pain. These are generally various forms of physical exercise, management courses, and physical activity programs like sports. However, drugs for pain management often have an equal number of side effects.

Why You Need An Integrative Approach to Managing Fibromyalgia 

Every person’s experience with fibromyalgia is different, meaning you need something more than a one-size-fits-all treatment approach. At Progressive Medical Center, we understand that every patient’s condition is unique and therefore offer a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan that covers:

  • Gut health
  • Detoxification
  • Nutrition
  • Hormones
  • Sleep support
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic care

All of and a combination of these techniques have greatly helped patients with fibromyalgia in the past. All can help reduce the side effects and aim to repair the underlying cause of your condition.

Contact Progressive Medical Center If You Are Suffering From Debilitating Pain

Our team of dedicated experts can help you relieve the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia. Contact us today to begin your personalized treatment plan.

Written by Progressive Medical Center