You wake up some days and can’t get out of bed.
Most evenings the pain is so intense you can’t even make dinner for your family.
The exhaustion takes over and covers you like a heavy blanket.
And of course depression hits, you can’t clean your house or play with your kids.
You wonder if you’re any good to anybody like this.
This was everyday life for Kelly C. of Longs, SC.
This is life with Fibromyalgia.
”“I would spend my days in bed as the pain traveled to different parts of my body. Often it would feel as though there were bugs scurrying under my skin, a sensation I wish on no one. Look, I knew my family needed me, and it was devastating to disappoint them day after day because I didn’t feel well” shares Kelly.
Fibromyalgia is a complicated and chronic condition that disrupts the lives of over 4 million people in the U.S. Because of inconsistent and all-encompassing symptoms Fibromyalgia remains as one of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat. Ultimately, it becomes a diagnosis of exclusion. Scans show nothing, tests come back inconclusive, and your questions don’t have answers so the doctors diagnose you with Fibro.
A majority of practitioners will recommend anti-inflammatory diets, to increase your intake of magnesium or prescribe prescription medications that come with a slew of uncomfortable side effects. All of these are band-aids, masking the symptoms rather than fixing them.
”“All the doctors and specialists I met with couldn’t offer me a real solution. Some even had the audacity to tell me that my pain was all in my head. I had never felt so defeated and disrespected. I started doing my own research - reading articles that told me to go gluten-free and eliminate toxins, even in my face wash. I did all of it and didn’t find any relief. However, I was having such a hard time focusing and concentrating. I’m not entirely confident in anything I did.”
Kelly’s story is not uncommon amongst those suffering from fibromyalgia. The pain is inconsistent and unrelenting which causes debilitating chronic fatigue and brain fog, the afflicted not-so affectionately refer to this as ‘fibro fog.’ There are a few suggested causes for fibro including genetics, infections and physical trauma but so much about this disease is still unknown and has been dubbed the ‘invisible illness.’
”“I saw something on TV featuring Dr. Weber and her work with Fibromyalgia. At this point I was willing to try anything. And thank God I did. Going to AIM Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine has allowed me to go from surviving to truly thriving!” Kelly exclaims. Since starting treatment I went from not being able to cook dinner for my family to cooking for my daughters entire graduation party and playing slip-n-slide with two dozen teenagers. I was even able to go visit my mother for the first time in two years! Before I was unable to make the ride because it put me in too much pain. I even hugged her!”
And why do we have a 90% success rate in treating Fibromyalgia?
Dr. Weber shares all. “In addition to acupuncture, which has been used to treat pain for thousands of years, we use ATP Resonance BioTherapy™. It’s a cutting edge technology that targets specific tissues in the body. It then reprograms them for optimal performance. We have protocols for a myriad of chronic conditions from neuropathy to tendonitis. We can even target the pain and inflammation caused by Fibromyalgia.”
It’s in combining her decades of experience, the time-tested science of acupuncture and modern medical solutions like ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ that we are giving much needed relief to those suffering with Fibromyalgia and other complicated, chronic conditions.
Because Dr. Weber designs very personalized treatment programs for each of her patients; an initial consultation is required in order to receive treatment.