Dr. Oz Talks About The Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment For Fibromyalgia
The first half of today’s Dr. Oz show was all about Fibromyalgia symptoms and treatment options for those who are currently suffering from this disease. Fibromyalgia can cause you to experience a myriad of symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and more. During this segment Dr. Oz talked with Dr. Jennifer Caudle about a revolutionary new treatment called Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Is this the treatment that may be able to help you to take your life back and to live your life without so much pain?
What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment For Fibromyalgia
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (aka OMT) is a way of treating pain in the body with the use of hands in a therapeutic way. Doctors of Osteopathy find tension in your bones and joints that are out of alignment. They reduce the tension in your tissues and this will help to relieve some of the pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Is A Brain Condition
Many doctors used to think that Fibromyalgia symptoms that patients suffered were feeling was “all in their head”. In fact, they are partly right because doctors are now learning that the brain is responsible for the pain that people are feeling in different areas of our body. The pain centers in the brain overreact and send out signals to your body that you are in pain. For people with Fibromyalgia the “pain relieving dial” is going haywire and it’s not actually a bone or joint disease.
What Causes Fibromyalgia
Dr. Mackey explained to Dr. Oz that there is some evidence that would suggest that Fibromyalgia is a hereditary disease. Dr. Mackey also said that a traumatic event in someones live can be another cause. He did say that eating a healthy diet can help to alleviate some of the painful symptoms associated with this disease.
Chamomile Fibromyalgia Remedy
Dr. Oz said that Chamomile tea doesn’t help Fibromyalgia directly but it will help you to relax at night so you will be in a more conducive state for sleep.
What Kind Of Physician Should You See To Diagnose and Treat Fibromyalgia?
Dr. Chaudle said that if you feel that you have Fibromyalgia symptoms to should beging by seeing your primary care provider or internist. You may also want to see specialists such as :
Rheumatologist : These doctors diagnose and treat muscular and skeletal disease and can help treat patients with Fibromyalgia.
Neurologist : Much of the pain that people with Fibromyalgia is caused in the brain. A neurologist may be another option to help treat the pain you experience with this disease.
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