Fibromyalgia Specialist

Complete Health & Wellness

Family Practice located in Missouri City, TX

As a Family Care physician at his Complete Health & Wellness practice, Dr. Frederick A. Brown serves the residents of Missouri City, TX by diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia. He specializes in all various aspects of family medicine and accepts patients of all ages.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by soreness, inflammation and stiffness in the joints and throughout the body. Constant fatigue, mood swings, irritability, memory loss, widespread pain, and discomfort are common symptoms. While there is no known cause of the illness, doctors believe that it can be triggered by a surgery, injury, traumatic event, or severe illness. Most patients who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women.

What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Individuals who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia often report frequent headaches, bouts of depression, anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome. Because the condition affects people in a variety of ways, no two patients may exhibit the same symptoms. In some cases, fibromyalgia may be difficult to diagnose due to the fact that many of the symptoms are the same as numerous other conditions. In recent years, it has become easier to diagnose due to  state-of-the-art technology that allows doctors to pinpoint the origins of specific symptoms.

Is Fatigue a big Part of Fibromyalgia?

Fatigue is one of the most significant symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. It can result from overexertion, decreased metabolic function, poor nutrition, depression, and many other facets of the condition. Doctors often recommend extended periods of rest when a patient is dealing with painful episodes and fatigue is taking its toll on the body. Activity is important, however. While remaining active may drain away much of the patient's energy, limiting movement can actually cause the condition to worsen. Being as active as possible is important because it keeps the body strong and flexible.

What Types of Treatment Options are Available for Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia has no cure, but the symptoms are easily treated. When developing an effective treatment plan for fibromyalgia patients, doctors have many different procedures, techniques, and remedies they can use. Aqua aerobics is an ideal way for people with limited mobility who have difficulty performing more conventional forms of exercise. Deep tissue massage is also a good way to work muscles that are sore and tired. The use of chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and relaxation techniques can also help manage the pain and discomfort associated with many chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept many other insurance providers. Please give our office a call to see if your insurance is accepted

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