WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Millions of people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, making it one of the most commonly occurring illnesses for chronic pain in the country. In most cases, the prevalent effect of this condition is joint pain, but fibromyalgia can also cause memory loss, mood swings, poor sleeping habits, and fatigue, as well as mental and emotional distress. Even though this condition is exceedingly common, it can still be difficult to diagnose. However, at The Wellness Institute of Dallas, our highly trained chiropractors come to understand your signs and symptoms to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis possible and help you get started on the right path toward treatment. Reach out to our team in Dallas, TX to learn more.
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"We have been so pleased with Dr. Nutt and the Wellness institute as a whole. Each member of the staff is dedicated to the wellness, recovery, patient empowerment and overall outcome of their clients, from Brooke at the front desk., Morgan and all the skilled Drs. Dr. Nutt is incredibly knowledgeable and attentive to my husbands post stroke recovery. “LB” looks forward every week to Gyrostim and other therapies undergirding his rehab recovery. It is a blessing to have a team of people who understand neurological, spine and wellness connections. We love that they stand with us in the hope of exceptional and unexpected recovery of life as we knew it. Thank you all!"- C.B. / Google / May 19, 2021
CAUSES and SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of this condition can vary on an individual basis, but they usually comprise at least one of the following:
- Widespread pain
- Inability to focus
- Extreme fatigue
Fibromyalgia can often coexist with other disorders, including TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), arthritis, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Am I A Candidate For Fibromyalgia Treatment?
Almost anyone experiencing the symptoms of fibromyalgia can be a good candidate for fibromyalgia treatment in Dallas, TX at the Wellness Institute of Dallas. Typically, patients are diagnosed with fibromyalgia after a doctor checks 18 specific points on the body and pain is identified in at least 4 – 5 of these areas. This pain should also have lasted for at least three months. Whether you have received a fibromyalgia diagnosis or experiencing symptoms like mental fog, extreme fatigue, chronic pain, and more, our experienced team can work with you to create a treatment plan to help you find relief. No matter your symptoms or diagnosis status, we are here to help you improve your health and quality of life.
What causes fibromyalgia?
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown and is being researched. However, genetics, surgery, certain types of infections, and traumas (physical and/or emotional) have been identified as possible causes. Certain groups of people, including those who are middle-aged and older and women diagnosed with arthritis or lupus may be more prone to developing fibromyalgia.
How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?
Typically, fibromyalgia is diagnosed with a battery of different tests. These tests may include x-ray imaging, blood tests, physical examination, a review of medical history, and tender point testing.
Can fibromyalgia be cured?
Currently, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. Treatment focuses on alleviating and reducing symptoms while improving overall health and well-being. At The Wellness Institute of Dallas, we can customize your treatment program to address your specific needs to maximize treatment outcomes.
How is fibromyalgia treated?
Treatment options will be tailored for each patient's specific needs. Fibromyalgia treatments may include:
- Physical therapy
- Certain medications (pain relievers, antidepressants, anti-seizure medications)
- Stress management techniques
- Improving sleep quality
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Health education
- Regular exercise and weight training
- Diet and nutrition counseling
ALLEVIATE YOUR PAIN
The chronic pain that comes with fibromyalgia often makes it near impossible for patients to live life to the fullest. That is why our team at The Wellness Institute of Dallas works diligently with patients to help manage this condition and treat its symptoms. If pain, fatigue, and other issues are preventing you from enjoying your life, contact our team in Dallas, TX today to find a great solution.
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