Chiropractors Offer a Different Approach to Fibromyalgia Treatment
Fibromyalgia has confounded those in the medical field for decades. Medical experts have been unable to determine the etiology of the condition and there is currently no cure. People with fibromyalgia describe chronic fatigue, sleep pattern disturbances, pain that radiates all over their bodies and abnormal pain processing. Most people living with the disorder have resolved themselves to the idea that their new normal is living with chronic pain. Our chiropractor here at Back To Health Wellness Center in Sarasota disagrees. Fibromyalgia is one of the conditions we treat successfully here in our office. Our team is dedicated to educating our patients about Fibromyalgia and how they can best manage their particular case.
Getting a Diagnosis
One of the most frustrating things for those in the medical community and those who have to live with the many issues that affect people with fibromyalgia is pinpointing a diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is one of those conditions that very few medical providers invest the time needed to make an accurate diagnosis. This is because the syndrome does not fit neatly into a box. The list of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia is extensive, and the condition can compound an existing medical condition or manifest new ones.
There are currently over 10 million people living with fibromyalgia in the United States, however, research shows that it is only appropriately diagnosed 34 percent of the time. Chiropractors have the skills and expertise to accurately diagnose fibromyalgia. Here in our center, our doctor identifies fibromyalgia and delves deeper into the medical histories of our patients to discover alternative causes to all the symptoms they have. This allows our doctor to determine an effective plan of treatment for each individual patient.
The Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Fibromyalgia
Our doctor understands how difficult fibromyalgia is to manage, and in no way believes every need of a fibromyalgia patient can be successfully managed by one medical specialty. Responsible health practitioners are keenly aware it takes a multidisciplinary approach to effectively manage and treat the syndrome. This type of management includes the combined efforts of chiropractors, clinicians, and physical therapists. Our chiropractor stresses the importance of people seeking help from health providers who are willing to work with other providers to do what is best to manage their condition.
Let's Work Together To Eliminate Pain
Here at Back To Health Medical Center in Sarasota, our main goal is to alleviate the pain of the patients we see, so they can live healthy, productive lives. We use a broad range of treatment modalities to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Some treatments we use include hot and cold therapies, spinal adjustments, ultrasound treatments, laser treatments, and exercise regimens. To learn more about how we manage fibromyalgia here in our center, give us a call to schedule your assessment at (941) 351-2555 today.