Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can have a devastating effect on a person’s life. Pain, fatigue, mental fog, depression and digestive issues can make it nearly impossible to complete basic responsibilities on a daily basis.

For more information on fibromyalgia including the multitude of symptoms and causes please visit this page about Chiropractic care and fibromyalgia. Although fibromyalgia can wreak havoc on a person’s life, the good news is that there are a variety of treatment options that may improve your quality of life!

Although no one knows for certain what causes a person to suffer from fibromyalgia; there are several theories including links to past traumas, genetics, infections and digestive function. In addition to Chiropractic care and massage therapy, Naturopathic medicine has a lot to offer you to overcome and heal from fibromyalgia. Because no drugs have been found to reliably eliminate chronic pain, fatigue and the other myriad of symptoms, the conventional medical profession considers fibromyalgia to be incurable. However, if we look at fibromyalgia from a naturopathic, holistic perspective we can potentially find the cause and the cure for you! If the cause is discovered, most people benefit from significant relief from their symptoms. There are multiple causes of fibromyalgia and thus there are multiple cures. What works for one person may not work for another due to the individual factors playing a role for each person who develops this condition. It takes effort and persistence from both the patient and the doctor to find the root cause! Dr. Katie Mercer, Naturopathic Doctor, is an expert at finding the root cause and treating her patients appropriately based on conventional and alternative diagnostic methods.

First and foremost, a proper diagnosis of the underlying cause is essential! An integrated approach is needed to yield the most comprehensive analysis as to why an individual struggles with symptoms of fibromyalgia. Diagnostic tests that I find most helpful for fibromyalgia patients include a full thyroid panel (thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T3, free T4, reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies), cortisol, food intolerance testing, digestive function analysis, complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), provocative urine heavy metal testing, Epstein barr virus, and lyme disease to name a few. Testing can guide us to the underlying cause of a person’s fibromyalgia symptoms. Once the cause is known, targeted therapy can be initiated to help you regain your health!

Katie Mercer, Naturopathic Doctor, has great success in helping those who suffer from fibromyalgia to overcome this disease. Call 541.516.1045 today to schedule an appointment.