Fibromyalgia

Active Health Center

Integrated Medical Practice located in North Palm Beach, FL

Fibromyalgia pain affects about 4 million adults in the United States, causing widespread pain, fatigue, and emotional distress. Dr. Marc Weinberg, DC, and the team of integrative health care professionals at Active Health Center in North Palm Beach, Florida, determine the underlying cause of your fibromyalgia pain so they can customize a comprehensive treatment plan to improve your quality of life. Through the latest technologies and therapies, this multidisciplinary medical team works together to alleviate your symptoms as naturally as possible for long-term relief. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

Active Health Center

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep issues, and fatigue, often accompanied by emotional and mental distress. It’s thought that people who have fibromyalgia experience pain more intensely than those who don’t have the condition. In fact, the way your brain processes pain signals may be amplified when you have fibromyalgia.

Generally, more women than men develop fibromyalgia, and those with this health issue usually experience other problems like tension headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and depression.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia may include any of the following to varying degrees:

  • Constant, dull pain all over your body
  • Fatigue, even after sleeping a long time
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Brain fog and cognitive difficulties, like trouble focusing or concentrating
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain in your jaw
  • Digestive problems

Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men, and it’s sometimes brought on by a stressful or traumatic life event.

What treatments can alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms?

Your treatment may depend on the specific cause of your fibromyalgia, so the team of physicians and physical therapists work together to determine the best course of action for you. The goal of treatment isn’t just to mask your symptoms, but to provide you with a comprehensive plan of action that can help restore your health, well-being, and mental outlook. Your treatment may include any combination of:

  • Ultrasound-guided trigger point injections
  • Corrective exercises
  • Decompression therapy
  • Gentle spinal manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapies to improve strength and increase range of motion

Each of these therapies focuses on treating the underlying causes of your fibromyalgia symptoms so you improve your quality of life and feel better physically and emotionally. Active Health Center’s chiropractors, doctor of physical therapy, and medical team work together to ensure that you benefit from a wide range of treatments that address all your symptoms.

If you’ve tried other treatments or medications but haven’t gotten the long-term relief you’d hoped from your fibromyalgia pain and stress, call the North Palm Beach office today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online. The health care team takes a compassionate, caring approach to all your concerns and conditions.