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Treatment For Fibromyalgia

May 15, 2018

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that occurs due to intensified pain sensations that are altered affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Fibromyalgia can make your daily functions at home and work very uncomfortable. Our rheumatologist on Long Island, Dr. Waseem Mir, can help manage your pain with our various holistic approaches.

While there are definite risk factors for fibromyalgia there is no known definitive cause of fibromyalgia. There are contributing factors that have been studied including:

  • Genetics - certain genetic mutations may make you more susceptible to developing fibromyalgia.
  • Infections - certain illnesses such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus can trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Emotional or physical trauma - car accidents or psychological stress can also trigger this disorder.
  • Gender - females are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than males.

No matter what the cause of your fibromyalgia is, we understand the biggest challenges come from managing your symptoms.


Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Widespread muscle and joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive difficulty and memory problems
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Headaches
  • Numbness and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs

Treatment Options:

Our rheumatologist on Long Island, Dr. Mir,  offers holistic treatment options to help you manage your pain including:

  • Medical Acupuncture - this treatment aims to relieve pain and improve function and overall well-being. This form of Chinese medicine uses fine needles to stimulate certain areas of the body in order to promote your body’s natural healing response.
  • Cupping Massage - this massage technique combines the use of suction and gliding to release muscle tension. This increases blood flow and hydration. The method that we offer is unique because we ensure that you experience little to no bruising or further pain. This is a non-invasive treatment that yields great results for our patients.

In addition to in-office treatment, our rheumatologist will recommend a variety of lifestyle changes in order to improve your overall condition including:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Diet Adjustments

All of these lifestyle changes are designed to help reduce bodily inflammation promoting efficient function and healing.

Contact our rheumatologist on Long Island so we can help you successfully manage your pain with these effective holistic methods today!