Fibromyalgia Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

If fibromyalgia pain prevents you from enjoying life to its fullest, you don’t have to suffer. At Health Atlast in West Los Angeles, the experienced medical team uses a holistic approach to overall wellness and conservative pain management to improve your quality of life and reduce pain without invasive procedures or high-dose medications. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain. Pain is amplified because of the way the brain processes pain signals. Symptoms that may accompany fibromyalgia include:

  • Neck, shoulder, back, and limb pain
  • Widespread pain, tenderness, or achiness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Memory or mood disorders
  • Sore spots, trigger points, or tension headaches
  • Tingling in the extremities
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

 

Women are more likely than men to suffer from fibromyalgia, as about 80% of patients affected by this condition are women.

 

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia isn’t entirely clear. Symptoms may occur after surgery, physical trauma, psychological stress, infection, or for unknown reasons. Several other factors may play a role, including:

  • Chronic stress
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Changes in brain chemistry
  • Genetics

 

If you have a family history of fibromyalgia, you may be more likely to develop it, but more research is needed to learn about this often debilitating condition.

 

How is fibromyalgia treated?

There isn’t a cure for fibromyalgia, but the medical team at Health Atlast use natural, holistic treatments to ease symptoms, reduce pain, and restore your quality of life. Regular exercise, stress reduction, and relaxation techniques can help.

Medical interventions that ease fibromyalgia pain include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments relieve nerve impingement that causes pain and achiness throughout the body. Chiropractors at Health Atlast use gentle manipulation to readjust the spine and relieve pressure.

Customized exercises and stretching

Your provider works with you to develop a patient-centered exercise and stretching program to strengthen your core, back, and entire body to relieve chronic pain. Your customized program focuses on alleviating sore spots, trigger points, and tension that exacerbates discomfort.

Acupuncture

A certified acupuncturist at Health Atlast places tiny needles at strategic points throughout your body to relieve pain, ease tension, enhance healing, and reduce soreness.

Massage

Massage therapists at Health Atlast use deep tissue massage and other massage techniques to reduce tension and ease fibromyalgia pain.

Nutritional counseling

Sometimes your diet or being overweight plays a role in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia pain. Nutrition providers at Health Atlast offer counseling to help you achieve or maintain a healthy weight, feel better, and get your eating habits back on track.

The holistic team at Health Atlast use conservative pain-management strategies and a holistic approach to overall wellness so you can reduce or avoid addictive pain medications. Call today to learn more or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.