Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Latest Poll - Are You Having Trouble Finding a Good Fibro Specialist?

In recent years, more and more Rheumatologists (arthritis specialists) are deciding NOT to see fibro patients anymore. There are a few obvious reasons for this.

(1) There are too few Rheumatologists for the rapidly-growing population of elderly with some form of arthritis pain.

(2) It has become clear to them that they don't do much for fibro patients, especially since many specialists only see them once anyway.

(3) Research has clearly demonstrated that fibromyalgia is much more a neurological than joint or muscle disease.

(4) Recent American College of Rheumatology criteria for diagnosing fibromyalgia have done away with the tender point examination; all that's needed is for the patient to answer a few questions.

What I want to know from you is: How much trouble did you have or are you having finding a GOOD fibro specialist (e.g., one who believes you and is trying different things to help you feel better)?

So please answer my poll on my website home page. To get to my website home page and answer the poll just click HERE

Kevin White, MD, PhD, multiple award-winning researcher, author, teacher & speaker
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1 comment:

  1. I have not seen any definitive research that fibro is neurological. I am not so sure why you are portraying that. The ACOR recommends a question series regarding pain on top of the pressure point test.

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