Although technically it falls under rheumatology, experience has shown that it largely depends on the degree of interest on the part of the practitioner. Many holistic physicians are more likely to be better trained and there are also clinics such as the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers nationally which specialized in treating fibromyalgia.
Sean T. McGrath, MD
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
- sports medicine
Location and Office HoursAll Points Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Fitness
822 E Western Reserve Rd
Youngstown, OH 44514
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- St Elizabeth Health Center
What kind of medical specialists diagnose and treat fibromyalgia?
Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative Medicine, answeredHelpful? 2 people found this helpful.
How does directed movement treat degenerative spine disease?
Gerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic Medicine, answeredAfter years of deterioration, the once smooth and glassy surfaces of your joints and discs have become jagged, rough, dried out, and inflamed. Worst of all, they have lost the movement that is vital to their health and without which they will continue to deteriorate. By gradually, slowly, and tenderly working joints and discs back and forth through limited, comfortable ranges of motion, you can accomplish several important goals.
- The sensory nerves stimulated by movement begin to counter the pain-producing nerve messages associated with stiffness.
- Rigid, weak, and inelastic connective tissues become stronger and more flexible.
- Rough and dried-out surfaces get smoother and more lubricated, and degenerative changes will slow or in some instances even stop.
- Best of all, as function becomes increased, the swelling, inflammation, and pain are reduced.
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How does stretching benefit a person with chronic pain?
Howard S. Smith, Pain Medicine, answeredStretching exercises help to elongate your muscles and prevent injury. Stretching not only improves circulation to the muscles and joints, but it increases your range of motion so that movement is easier. If you suffer with fibromyalgia, stretching can help alleviate the deep muscle pain and stiffness. For women with arthritis, stretching helps your joints keep their full range of motion and allows you to stay flexible. If you have painful menstrual cramps or back or neck pain, stretching can help ease muscle tension and pain. To gain the strengthening benefit without causing further pain or injury, appropriate technique is very important. Talk with your physician, and consider consulting with a physical therapist so that you have a specific program planned with your special pain needs in mind.
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