Fibromyalgia is a pain disorder in which your brain amplifies the way in which you experience pain signals. A trauma, such as surgery or a serious infection, can trigger the symptoms. But sometimes, the disorder develops progressively over time without a trigger. It may have a genetic component.
Fibromyalgia affects women more often than men. You may experience headaches, TMJ, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and depression along with the fibromyalgia pain.
No single lab test can prove you have fibromyalgia, but if you’ve had widespread, inexplicable pain for more than 3 months, it’s suspected.
The doctors at KaiZen Medical Group will take your symptoms seriously. If you’ve suffered for a while, you may have visited many doctors without a definitive diagnosis. This can be frustrating and demoralizing, especially if you’ve been told there’s nothing that can be done about your pain or that it’s all in your head.
KaiZen Medical Group recognizes that multiple factors may contribute to fibromyalgia. It’s not just a bunch of symptoms to be addressed, but a systemic problem. The practitioners spend time listening to your medical history and evaluating physical, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence your condition.
This helps the team develop a personalized, results-oriented care plan that empowers you to address the underlying cause of your fibromyalgia. A functional medicine approach involves combining different non-surgical treatments to give you increased energy, improved range of motion, and less pain.
A functional approach means not everyone will undergo the same treatments, because not everyone experiences fibromyalgia in the same way. The doctors will likely recommend a combination of therapies, such as vitamin injections, massage, acupuncture, and specific supplements. You benefit from this team approach because the varying experts can tackle your different symptoms in the best way possible. Some of these therapies, such as acupuncture, treat the accompanying issues, such as TMJ or headaches. Some treatments, however, may help reduce inflammation in the body, so you feel less pain and fatigue. Instead of you having to research and assemble your own team of health professionals, KaiZen Medical Group has done it for you.
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