Fibromyalgia is a complex condition causing chronic pain in several areas of the body, most commonly affecting the muscles and ligaments. Sufferers of fibromyalgia feel discomfort and pain when there is no injury present. Dr. Don Fitz-Ritson of The Advance Therapeutic Centre provides an effective program to patients to aid in the relief of fibromyalgia symptoms.
While the most common symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic pain, other symptoms include fatigue that may interfere with daily activities, problems with sleeping, constipation or diarrhea, stiffness in the morning, headaches, difficulty with memory/concentrating, and depression or anxiety.
It is believed that fibromyalgia can be linked to factors like oversensitive nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, hormonal and chemical imbalances, and disturbed sleep. Women are more likely than men to experience fibromyalgia, and a family history of the condition increases one's risk. Other risk factors include having an autoimmune disease that could trigger fibromyalgia such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In some people, fibromyalgia may develop as a result of certain infections, or from emotional or physical stress or trauma.
Although there are no specific foods that fibromyalgia sufferers should incorporate into their diet, some people have noticed that eating certain foods tend to worsen their symptoms. Keeping a food journal is a great way to identify foods you may be sensitive to so that you can plan to avoid them.
Dr. Don Fitz-Ritson, Director of the ATC, treats fibromyalgia as a complex syndrome using the Neurological Integration System (NIS). NIS is designed to treat patients on a cellular level, working from the root causes of the problem. Dr. Don Fitz-Ritson will also recommend certain supplements, and will monitor your symptoms and sleep patterns.
Have you been experiencing fibromyalgia-related symptoms that you wish you could relieve? Don't hesitate to book a 30 minute Consultation with ATC today. Call us at 416-361-9900, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.