Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Specialist
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain, fatigue, and other unwanted symptoms that disrupt the patient’s life significantly. First Team Medical Clinics offers effective treatment options for patients with fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia should contact First Team Medical to make an appointment.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

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What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common but painful ailment that causes a variety of symptoms and complaints for many patients. This disorder is often diagnosed after all other possible causes of the patient’s symptoms have been excluded by medical professionals.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, widespread muscle and joint pain, trouble concentrating, and depression. Some patients may also experience other symptoms, such as pain in the abdomen and restless leg syndrome.

What causes fibromyalgia?

Doctors are unsure of the exact cause of fibromyalgia, however, most researchers believe that this disorder occurs because of a combination of genetics, and environmental factors. Certain illnesses have been linked to an increased risk of fibromyalgia. In addition, many people who develop this condition commonly have a history of physical or emotional trauma.

How does First Team Medical Clinics treat fibromyalgia?

FTMC approaches the treatment of fibromyalgia differently than conventional medicine. The goal of treatment at FTMC is not only to alleviate the patient’s symptoms, but also to improve the patient’s overall strength and general wellness. Some of the treatment options First Team Medical offers to patients with fibromyalgia include:

Soft tissue massage - Patients with fibromyalgia often experience muscle tension. Soft tissue massage can alleviate this tension, which may improve the patient’s symptoms. We frequently refer our patients to licensed massage therapist throughout the Miami Valley to provide this valued, supportive adjunctive therapy

Trigger point injections - Trigger point injections administer a specific medication into points on the patient’s body that are associated with pain.

Corrective exercises - Corrective exercises help patients improve their flexibility, strength, and range of motion. Corrective exercises can also help patients learn to correct problems with posture or the way they move.

Spinal manipulation - The purpose of spinal manipulation is to address issues with the alignment of the vertebrae.

Prescriptive medical food supplements- these supplements have been shown to decrease the nerve stimulation, mood disturbances, and insomnia common with this condition

How effective is treatment for fibromyalgia?

Most patients with fibromyalgia continue to experience symptoms of the disorder throughout their lives. At this time, doctors haven’t found a cure for this condition, however, treatment at FTMC can relieve some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and help patients live healthier, fuller lives. While some patients may notice an improvement in their symptoms immediately after beginning treatment, others may need to attend several treatment sessions before they experience relief. Most patients will continue to improve over time.

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