Has traditional medicine given up on fibromyalgia?
Unfortunately, the majority of conventional doctors don’t believe fibromyalgia is real and those who do, including a number of functional medicine, don’t understand how to successfully treat it. Too often patients are told “learn to live with it.”
Conventional medicine focuses on managing the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. This approach often leads to an assortment of prescription drugs, which often cause more problems and rarely provide relief, at least long term.
After two decades of specializing in fibromyalgia, I’m firmly convinced that using a functional medicine approach, finding and fixing the underlying causes of symptoms is the key for reversing fibro symptoms.