Fibromyalgia Treatment Specialist
People who experience fibromyalgia throughout their bodies find the quality of their life significantly impacted as they struggle to perform daily activities. Dr. Mark Gabriel at The Wellness Center in Portland Oregon offers fibromyalgia treatment so clients can once again enjoy the things they love doing without experiencing daily pain.
Fibromyalgia Q & A
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What is Fibromyalgia?
A person experiencing fibromyalgia deals with musculoskeletal pain. This pain feels unending and can be accompanied by sleeplessness, fatigue, or noticeable mood issues that can dramatically impact a person's lifestyle. Someone may get this disorder after experiencing an infection, physical trauma, or an event that is emotionally stressful. In addition to feeling fatigued, a person can show memory problems. They may have difficulty doing things at work, school, or at home due to the chronic pain.
How is Fibromyalgia Treated?
At The Wellness Center, Dr. Gabriel provides treatment for fibromyalgia so a person doesn't have to deal with the chronic pain that impairs their lives. Treatment involves chiropractic care, acupuncture or massage therapy to target the pain and relieve it. In addition, some patients also obtain pain management plans from their regular doctors that prescribe anti-inflammatory diet modifications.
How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?
A person should get a physical examination from their doctor to determine if the cause of the pain is from fibromyalgia or from some other medical condition. The doctor's examination will focus on the body's 18 trigger points, which are areas that may exhibit pain if pressed on. The doctor presses on the trigger point to determine the severity of the pain and to see if the pain radiates to other areas of the body. If a person shows pain in 11 of the 18 trigger points, they are diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Where to Get More Information About Fibromyalgia?
Find out more about fibromyalgia by contacting Dr. Gabriel at The Wellness Center in Portland, Oregon. Call the center toll free at 503-894-5643 or get in touch with the staff via email at [email protected] In addition, Dr. Gabriel provides fibromyalgia workshops to further educate the public as people can learn more about the causes and treatments for this condition.