Ask The Expert: Is Your Chronic Pain Fibromyalgia?
Recently, writer Princess Gabbara interviewed me on one of the most common conditions that I successfully treat, naturally: Fibromyalgia. Here is an excerpt from the article. (CLICK HERE to read the full article)
There are approximately five million Americans living with fibromyalgia and yet it’s a disorder that’s extremely difficult to diagnose. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle pain and tenderness and fatigue. Symptoms can include muscle spasms and tightness, TMJ, sleep difficulties, and headaches and migraines.
Although misunderstood by many, the pain that fibromyalgia patients experience is very real. BlackDoctor.org recently spoke with Dr. Kyrin Dunston, a board-certified medical doctor with more than 20 years of experience, who used to suffer from fibromyalgia, about this debilitating disorder. She says that fibromyalgia is something she sees frequently. Here’s what she had to say about it:
BDO: Do you have to have widespread pain in the body in order to have fibromyalgia?
Dr. Kyrin Dunston: Yes you do. Fibromyalgia means pain (myalgia) in the fibers (fibro) of the body, which are muscles and tissues that hold the body together. Although it’s a recognized diagnosis by the American Medical Association and most all health insurance carriers, it’s really a description of a constellation of symptoms and does not define what is causing the symptoms.
The article goes on to describe the criteria for being diagnosed with this condition and treatment options, including natural aids, are discussed.