Fibromyalgia can make it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks since it seems like you’re always in pain or exhausted. With her extensive research background, regenerative medicine specialist Lisa Fortin, MD, of ReYouvenate understands your frustration. Her Petoskey, Michigan, office provides the most advanced treatments for fibromyalgia — get relief from your pain, starting today.

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Fibromyalgia Q & A

What causes fibromyalgia?

Evidence suggests that when you have fibromyalgia, you have overactive nerves. That leads to abnormal sensory processing in your central nervous system, so something that isn’t painful to most people causes your nerves to overreact, leaving you in pain.

Medical experts find that fibromyalgia can be hereditary, and it affects more women than men. While some cases of fibromyalgia gradually progress over time, injury or trauma have caused most documented cases.

It’s believed that the injury or trauma may trigger underlying physiological problems that are already present, forcing painful symptoms to surface suddenly.

Can I tell if I have fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia discomfort feels different for everyone. Some fibromyalgia sufferers report widespread pain all over their bodies.

You may have trigger points or painful knots throughout your body that cause deep, intense pain. Many times, you feel fatigued even though you didn’t do anything to exert yourself. Your muscles may twitch or ache or feel like they’re burning.

If fibromyalgia targets your joints, you might have intense pain in your:

  • Hips
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back

Chronic pain makes getting a good night’s sleep difficult, so it’s important to find relief for your fibromyalgia discomfort.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Fibromyalgia is incurable, although you can manage its painful side effects. While the FDA has cleared many types of medications to control fibromyalgia symptoms, Dr. Fortin prefers to treat the source of your pain directly.

Many fibromyalgia sufferers find relief through cold laser therapy treatments. Dr. Fortin and her team specialize in using the THOR cold laser system to stimulate cell repair. This advanced system delivers intense beams of light at various wavelengths to the targeted treatment area. Over time, your cells start healing and functioning better. Often, this reduces inflammation and associated pain.

Dr. Fortin also offers PEMF Exercise treatments that restore your body’s electromagnetic flow. They can further help cells heal and minimize any fibromyalgia discomfort.

You could even benefit from nutritional supplements or relaxation techniques. Dr. Fortin often combines different therapies to help resolve your pain as much as possible.

If you’re ready to conquer fibromyalgia pain once and for all, book an appointment at ReYouvenate. You can schedule online or over the phone.

* Individual results may vary.