Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that affects millions of Americans and many people here in Orland Park. Explanations for what causes this syndrome are controversial, but it likely has psychological, genetic, and environmental factors. Whatever the cause, it leaves people suffering with pain throughout their bodies and the corresponding sleep disturbance, fatigue, and stiffness that comes with chronic pain.
Fibromyalgia is an extremely difficult condition to live with. A big factor in fibromyalgia suffering is the feedback loop between pain, sleeplessness, and fatigue. Pain will cause trouble sleeping, and exhaustion and fatigue will cause stress that makes the pain worse. Anything we can do to break up this cycle is helpful, and thankfully there are a wide variety of herbal and homeopathic remedies that can help you get the rest you need. There are also a variety of other factors that come into play, like hormonal balance, nutrition, and general immune system health. We can help you work on all of these aspects of your condition that will lead you to a happier, healthier life.
"I was known as the 'medical bag lady' since I carried around 12 prescriptions I took every day and I never felt any better. I've had Fibromyalgia since 2006 and saw Dr. Steven Van Lopik this summer (2013). After my testing, I took my natural remedies and slept great that night for the first time in seven years. I just kept getting better and better and in six weeks I felt great. Coming to Dr. Steven has changed my life. I have hope now that I can live a good life." Tonia D. age 43
Full-body scientific testing for fibromyalgia
As a naturopathic physician and homeopathic expert, Dr. Steven Van Lopik realizes that fibromyalgia cannot be treated as a collection of symptoms, and each patient’s health concerns must be evaluated with full-body scanning and comprehensive scientific testing. Accordingly, there are powerful natural and homeopathic treatments that can help to rebuild the immune system and improve functional health, helping to relieve the chronic pain and sleeplessness of fibromyalgia.
If you are suffering from fibromyalgia in Orland Park, call us for an appointment today. Dr. Van Lopik will help you develop a customized treatment plan that treats your whole body, not just your symptoms, and we can get you on the road to better living. Empower your health naturally and enjoy your life again.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:
- Chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms, or tightness
- Moderate or severe fatigue and decreased energy
- Insomnia or waking up fatigued
- Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long
- Difficulty remembering and/or concentrating
- Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea
- Jaw and facial tenderness