Generally, more and more doctors are gaining respect for the plight of America’s estimated 6 million to 18 million (estimates vary that much!) fibromyalgia sufferers, and for the disease itself. The same is true for chronic fatigue syndrome, which shares many symptoms with fibromyalgia. The patients’ reality is that there are still precious few doctors willing to invest time treating it.
Of those who do treat it, fewer still provide anything more than a cursory monthly visit and medication management. As a fibromyalgia or CFS patient, you probably feel like you’re serving a life sentence for a mysterious crime you didn’t commit.
In case you don’t know, fibromyalgia is a condition of widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body. It is often accompanied by sleep problems and intense fatigue. He believes that fibromyalgia patients feel and experience pain to a much greater degree than normal people because they have too much of a neurotransmitter known as substance P.
Nerve cells communicate with one another through neurotransmitters. Substance P is one such neurotransmitter. It is a protein found in the brain and spinal cord and is associated with some inflammatory processes in the joints. Its function is to cause pain. Most fibromyalgia patients also don’t know that “trigger points” can be a big part of their pain problem. They don’t know that treating the trigger points, or knotted muscles, can significantly decrease the pain associated with fibromyalgia and significantly improve function in daily activities.
Many doctors and patients see fibromyalgia or CFS as a “final diagnosis” of a poorly treatable, permanent, incurable disease. The doctors at Pain Therapy Associates consider the fibromyalgia/CFS diagnosis a starting point in their search for solutions that will decrease pain and improve function. They see fibromyalgia or CFS as the starting point of your journey back to a better life, instead of a life sentence of pain, frustration and dysfunction. They’re committed to helping you overcome pain and regain your life. Pain Therapy Associates encourages and welcomes your referrals.
Our patients come to us from Elgin, Elk Gove, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Wheaton and nearby locations. For more information about treatments for fibromyalgia symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome, please call Pain Therapy Associates at 847-352-5511 or use our online appointment request form today!
Dr.Dabah and his staff are always searching for ways to heal my neck pain. I am happy with the progress we are making as a team. The receptionists are always so cordial.
Doctor Dachman is knowledgeable and always knows how to help me manage my pain. The staff is very pleasant and professional. I highly recommend this office for care!!