SO, WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER DOCTOR YOU HAVE SEEN?
In my Functional Medicine practice in Bloomington Illinois, I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of Fibromyalgia. Whereas all the doctors you have seen before treat only the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, I specialize in the treatment of the CAUSE of Fibromyalgia Syndrome. With the use of very specialized neurological and functional laboratory analysis, no stone will be left unturned in determining the exact cause of your Fibromyalgia. Once the cause is discovered and resolved, the condition and its symptoms just...VANISH. Doesn't it make more sense to treat the cause rather than try to just "cover up" the symptoms with medications. This is the reason I am different that any other doctor you have seen and why my Fibromyalgia program is so successful in central Illinois.
Fibromyalgia is a form of generalized muscular pain and fatigue that affects approximately 4 million Americans. The name, Fibromyalgia, means pain in the muscles and the fibrous connective tissues (the ligaments and tendons). Fibromyalgia lacks standard laboratory abnormalities, however, the causes can be determined by specialized Functional laboratory testing. The medical diagnosis depends mostly on a person’s report of complaints and feelings. Pain is the most prominent symptom of Fibromyalgia. It generally occurs throughout the body although it may start in one region, such as the neck and shoulders, and spread to other areas over a period of time.
Most people with Fibromyalgia experience moderate or severe fatigue with a lack of energy, decreased exercise endurance or the kind of exhaustion that resembles the flu or lack of sleep. Sometimes the fatigue is more of a problem that the pain. Headaches, especially muscular (tension headaches) and Migraine headaches, are common in Fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, bladder spasms and irritability may cause urinary urgency or frequent infections. Your skin and blood circulation can also be sensitive to temperature changes, resulting in temporary changes in skin color.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF FIBROMYALGIA?
When the upper part of your brainstem called the Mesancephalon over fires or becomes hyperactive, strong nerve impulses go racing down the spinal cord over stimulating pain fibers through out the entire body. This is what causes the fibromyalgia pain pattern, as well as the other related symptoms mentioned above. But, what causes the brainstem to over fire? Problems ranging from neurological weaknesses in the brain to metabolic problems like hidden infections, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies and heavy metal/chemical toxicity. With functional neurological and laboratory testing, we can pinpoint the exact cause of your Fibromyalgia syndrome, correct it, and give you your life back!
HOW WE TREAT FIBROMYALGIA
We utilize precise brain based therapy(if indicated) and metabolic treatments to "quiet" this over active part of the brainstem, giving you the relief you desperately need. No medications are needed. These simple home brain-based exercises are customized for each patient and designed to address the CAUSES of fibromyalgia, not just "mask" or "cover up" the symptoms as drugs do. The metabolic treatments correct the biochemical/nutritional problems mentioned in the section above. No matter how long you've suffered from Fibromyalgia or how severe it is, this program works! And, it will work for you too!
If this approach of treating the cause of Fibromyalgia and not the symptoms makes sense to you, call or email my Bloomington Illinois office to see if my Fibromyalgia program is right for you. I do not accept all cases, only those I truly believe I can help.
Yours in health,
Dr. Drew C. Duquette, D.C.