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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia share some similar symptoms, such as pain and fatigue. The diagnosis of both is often the result of a process of elimination, meaning other potential medical conditions are eliminated. With fibromyalgia, muscle pain is generally more dominant than fatigue. In CFS, there can be an overwhelming lack of energy.
CFS is a complicated disorder, which is characterized by extreme fatigue that cannot be directly linked to any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but does not improve with rest. The underlying cause of the condition is unknown, however there are a number of theories including an underlying viral infection, exposure to an environmental toxin or chronic inflammation due to a dysfunctional immune system.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, often accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, as well as memory and mood issues. Although the cause is unknown, it is believed that fibromyalgia amplifies pain sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. In other words, patients with fibromyalgia often experience pain in response to stimuli that are not ordinarily known to cause pain.
Standard medical tests often fail to identify the root cause of why the patient is suffering from CFS or Fibromyalgia. A key challenge in identifying and diagnosing CFS and fibromyalgia is that they often are accompanied by other chronic conditions with similar symptoms. It is essential to treat the underlying cause.
Common root causes and underlying conditions often missed by conventional doctors:
Dr. Kellman takes a different approach to health; instead of trying to categorize a patient’s symptoms under one specific and often amorphous disorder, Dr. Kellman looks for the underlying cause(s) of the problem and develops a customized treatment protocol specifically designed to address that particular patient’s needs.
Various treatments include:
If you have been suffering with CFS or fibromyalgia symptoms, or have been treated but are not experiencing significant improvement, call us today at (212) 717-1118 to schedule an appointment. We will get to the root of the problem. You can feel better, pain-free and energetic again.
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