Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation in Red Bank NJ offers multiple programs of care together, in one location, providing the best results for the treatment of Fibromyalgia and making it convenient for patients to find a resolution to their condition.
I truly believe that one of my office’s most significant features is the different programs of care that we offer together. By offering Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture and Pain Management together in one location, we can get the best results possible.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that can be treated by all the programs of care that we offer here in our office. Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Approximately 1 in every 73 American adults suffers from fibromyalgia. The American College of Rheumatology says that between 2 and 6 million Americans have fibromyalgia. There is no known medical cause of fibromyalgia so treatment methods vary from patient to patient.
Often, fibromyalgia will require different forms of treatment and it can be a very exhausting and confusing task for fibromyalgia patients to visit different medical doctors and practitioners to seek the treatment they need. Fortunately, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offers a solution to this problem by offering different programs of care together, in one location, allowing the best results possible for treatment of Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia patients often find that acupuncture is effective in dealing with many symptoms of the disorder such as pain and fatigue. Physical therapy and chiropractic care are also extremely helpful modalities in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture for fibromyalgia involves restoring the body’s natural balance to release blocked energy and stimulate the body to heal itself. The small, hair-like needles that are inserted into different points of the body are known to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers. Physical Therapy is important for the treatment of fibromyalgia because it can help patients improve function and mobility, preventing further deterioration and relieving pain. Chiropractic care seeks to alleviate pain caused by fibromyalgia by correcting misalignments (subluxations) of the spine. When the spine is not properly aligned, the body is susceptible to illness, including fibromyalgia.
At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, we have Physiatrists on staff. Physiatrists specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I feel that a physiatrist should be the physician of choice for fibromyalgia patients because they can provide non-surgical treatments to help patients reduce pain and restore functioning that was lost to fibromyalgia. Physiatrists treat the whole person, addressing physical, emotional and social needs during the rehabilitation and pain management process. The physiatrist here at Monmouth Pain will design a treatment plan for each individual patient that may include acupuncture, physical therapy, and/or chiropractic care.
Fibromyalgia patients often experience areas of intense muscle spasms. The Physiatrist here at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation may suggest Trigger Point Injections to treat these specific muscle spasms. Trigger Point Injections are injections of a local anesthetic medication or cortisone into the areas of the body experiencing muscle spasms.
Syndromes like fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat because there is no known cause and it may require different methods of treatment. Fortunately, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offers multiple programs of care under one roof, making it convenient for patients with fibromyalgia to seek treatment. By combining different treatment programs, the results are better than treatment with only one program. Our programs of care are well-planned, compassionate and effective- as we treat the whole patient. We never give up on our patients when it comes to searching for solutions that will work for them. Our goal is to resolve our patient’s conditions and restore them to an active, healthy lifestyle.