Fibromyalgia is sometimes called an invisible disease because there are no outward signs of the widespread pain it causes. The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness in Bloomingdale, Illinois, understands how hard it can be to live with fibromyalgia. The medical staff there offers treatments that ease your pain and reduce your other symptoms. Call their office today to get expert help for your fibromyalgia or schedule a consultation by filling in the online form.request an appointment
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia causes several symptoms, the chief of them being widespread musculoskeletal pain. People with fibromyalgia are in constant pain throughout their bodies. It can be worse some days than others but never goes away.
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unclear, but it could be linked to the immune system and neuromuscular problems. These issues increase inflammation throughout the body and cause heightened pain and sensitivity. Other fibromyalgia symptoms include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems concentrating
- Digestive upsets
- Memory problems
Fibromyalgia causes difficulties with thinking and memory. That’s called fibro fog. There are around 100 symptoms that you could experience with fibromyalgia, making it a challenging condition to treat.
How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?
No lab tests exist that can confirm you have fibromyalgia. Instead, your provider at The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness uses their experience to identify the key symptoms.
On your body are 18 spots that tend to be very painful when you press on them if you have fibromyalgia. If you have 11 or more of these tender points, that’s a good indication that your symptoms are caused by fibromyalgia. However, to complicate the situation, some people with fibromyalgia don’t have these tender spots.
Next, your provider needs to run tests to ensure that these symptoms aren’t caused by another disease. If they can’t find another cause, you likely have fibromyalgia.
The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness also offers testing for intolerances to gluten and other foods. These tests can sometimes identify fibromyalgia triggers that conventional medicine doesn’t consider.
How is fibromyalgia treated?
Few conventional treatments are effective for fibromyalgia. Many people get prescriptions for pain medicines that might help, although these can’t cure fibromyalgia.
The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness offers several therapies that can relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms, including:
- Chiropractic manipulation
- Clinical hypnotherapy
- IV infusions
- Ketamine and Spravato®
- Therapeutic massage
- Regenerative medicine
- Physical therapy
They also offer individual nutrition counseling to help you manage allergies or intolerances that aggravate your symptoms.
Call The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness today to find out what they can do for your fibromyalgia. You can also book an appointment online.