Pain occurring in multiple areas of the body at the same time. Fibromyalgia is a soft tissue disorder that can cause widespread pain throughout the body, but pain occurs most often in the lower back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, knees, hips, thighs, legs and feet. This ailment most commonly strikes women, but children and men are sometimes affected. Although it affects millions of Americans, it is often misdiagnosed due to the myriad of symptoms that occur with this disorder. Other symptoms accompanying the pain include:
Doctors are not sure of the actual cause of Fibromyalgia but there are 3 main types treated at South Lake Medical Center:
Fibromyalgia is often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are so generalized and can mimic other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disorders, infections, neurological disorders, and metabolic issues. After ruling out other concerning conditions, the doctors at South Lake Medical Center use a variety of techniques gained through specialized training and experience to diagnose a patient with Fibromyalgia.
The team at South Lake Medical Center offers several effective strategies for managing Fibromyalgia and its troublesome symptoms. Treatments may include painless trigger point injections to relieve pain, physiotherapy, and relaxation techniques to decrease muscle tension and reduce stress. Lifestyle changes such as increased physical activity and adequate and balanced nutrition also help control the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. If an autoimmune problem is diagnosed, simple dietary changes will be in order to reduce these effect.
Patients who commit to becoming active partners in their treatment, and have good family support, typically experience better results in managing their Fibromyalgia than those who don’t. These state-of-the-art treatments we also utilize with great success:
*Treatment results can and do vary.
Science behind how Mega Class IV Laser Therapy(TM) works to heal tissue:
Science behind how Mega Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy(TM) works to heal tissue:
*Treatment results can and do vary with a success and failure rate. Medicare and federal restrictions apply. Treatments are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These treatments have not been evaluated by the FDA. References available.
*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, our procedures have a success and failure rate. *All patient before and after pictures, reviews, and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else.