Fibromyalgia is a widely misunderstood syndrome that affects millions of people worldwide. Lack of research and conventional treatment options for this disorder has led many to question its existence.
The pain is real for many, yet medical professionals who understand fibromyalgia are far and few between. With the National Fibromyalgia Association estimates that it takes about 5 years to receive a diagnosis, many patients have an uphill battle ahead of them.
There are many doctors out there who refuse to recognize fibromyalgia as a diagnosis, instead turning to other related diagnoses that they can pool together to create a path of causation for the patient. If you want a fibromyalgia doctor who not only recognizes its existence but also has experience in treating it directly, you’ve come to the right place here at Blatman Health and Wellness. Don’t settle for antidepressants as the answer to your pain; let our team of specialists dig deeper and acknowledge the root of your physical symptoms. Treatment includes education, bodywork and lifestyle changes.
Identifying and Healing Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed through a specific combination of pain lasting 3 months or longer and occurring on both sides of the body, above and below the waist, along the spine or chest and pain when pressure is applied to at least 11 of 18 designated points. Many fibromyalgia doctors believe that the affliction is one of the muscle tissue. The latest scientific theories suggest that there may also be a connection to the nervous and immune systems. There is also evidence that fibromyalgia may be hereditary. Symptoms can include very unusual pain, chronic fatigue and headaches, TMJ, irritable bowels, memory challenges and an irritable bladder. If you think you may have fibromyalgia, call today to see one of our specialists.
Getting Help for Fibromyalgia
Wondering what kind of doctor treats fibromyalgia? Unfortunately, most physicians do not understand the complexity of fibromyalgia pain, which is why it often takes so long for patients to receive a proper diagnosis. Avoid frustrating doctor office visits by choosing an integrative or holistic M.D. who specializes in pain management.
Recover Faster with Blatman Health and Wellness Center
Most people ignore trigger points, considering them a minor annoyance. But ignored trigger points don’t always go away. Do you truly want to put up with a constant knot of pain for potentially the rest of your life? Our trigger point therapy will provide the soothing relief you need to focus on your life – not your pain.