Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the common name for a group of complex and significantly debilitating medical conditions, including flu-like symptoms, aches, inability to concentrate, persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms. Characteristics of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) include widespread chronic muscle and joint pain, tenderness in localized areas and fatigue, as well as other symptoms.
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are considered separate, but related disorders. They share a common symptom: severe fatigue and chronic pain that greatly interferes with lives. The difference is that, in fibromyalgia, fatigue often takes a backseat to debilitating muscle pain. In chronic fatigue syndrome, people have an overwhelming lack of energy, but also can experience some pain.
Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are complex physical processes with physical causes. The unrelenting symptoms of fatigue, pain and mental fogginess can be overwhelming and frightening. We treat the cause of fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and not just the symptoms. Our team focuses on the key underlying issues and provides you with an integrated, personalized plan of care aimed at restoring your vitality, productivity and quality of life.