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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Stillpoint Wellbeing Center

Functional Medicine & Acupuncture located in Plaistow, Barrington, & Rye, NH

For many people, being pain-free and full of energy is easy to take for granted. But for those who suffer from fibromyalgia, health is not guaranteed. James Tobin, MD, and the team at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center in Plaistow, Barrington, and Rye, New Hampshire, have years of experience treating fibromyalgia in a compassionate and holistic manner. To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.

Fibromyalgia Q&A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition with a range of symptoms. Those who have fibromyalgia experience generalized musculoskeletal pain, as well as other unpleasant symptoms like chronic fatigue, sleep problems, mood changes, and a reduced ability to think and remember.

While anyone can be affected, women are more likely than men to develop fibromyalgia, and it can be accompanied by other conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches, anxiety, and depression.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause or causes of fibromyalgia aren’t known. But it’s commonly believed to be due to a combination of factors, including genetics, physical and emotional stress, and infections or injuries.

If a family member has fibromyalgia, you are more likely to develop it. Fibromyalgia can also develop or worsen following certain illnesses, injuries, or infections. Psychological stress can also cause or worsen fibromyalgia.

It’s believed that the pain associated with fibromyalgia is caused by an increase in the number of pain-causing neurotransmitters in the brain, as well as increased sensitivity in the pain receptors of the brain.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Since the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, there’s no cure. However, fibromyalgia symptoms can be improved and managed with proper care.

Noticing the rise in autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other related illnesses, James Tobin, MD, and the team at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center take a comprehensive functional medicine approach to treating these conditions in order to get the best outcomes for their patients.

In addition to conventional Western medical treatments and medications, they also provide their patients with both traditional Chinese acupuncture and medical acupuncture, which have both been shown to help ease the pain of fibromyalgia.

The team also offers reiki therapy, craniosacral therapy, and massage therapy as appropriate. They will work with you to create a plan of care that fits your needs, helping you effectively manage your symptoms and get back to living the life that you love.

To learn more about fibromyalgia and what your treatment options are, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Stillpoint Wellbeing Center.