pain medicine

Fibromyalgia: Shedding Light on a Mysterious Condition

Fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease: It wasn't until 1981 that the first controlled study to identify symptoms of fibromyalgia was published. And it wasn't until 2005 that the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia. So exactly what is fibromyalgia? It's "a generalized soft tissue pain … Read More

Degenerative Disc Pain? Here’s How to Manage It

Your spine is subjected to immense wear and tear over your lifetime. Fortunately, it comes with its own inbuilt shock absorption system—one that’s designed to counter the forces placed on it by the motion involved in day-to-day life, as well as physical exercise and (often improper) body mechanics. This shock … Read More

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005. “Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by … Read More

A Fibromyalgia Specialist Can Provide Treatment that Really Works

Despite the very real and well-documented nature of fibromyalgia, people with fibromyalgia syndrome still face an uphill battle when it comes to getting their disease validated, let alone properly diagnosed and treated. In the conventional medical model there are very few fibromyalgia specialists and fibromyalgia is currently considered a chronic … Read More

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