See us for fibromyalgia treatment in Maple Shade, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center uses functional medicine to effectively treat fatigue and other medical conditions.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that results in profound pain throughout the musculoskeletal system. More frequently seen in women, fibromyalgia pain can be debilitating and is believed to amplify the way the brain processes pain signals.
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
Doctors are not sure of the cause of fibromyalgia, but research shows that it has a genetic component which may be aggravated by some serious infections and physical or emotional trauma.
What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary in degree with the following being the most common:
- Deep musculoskeletal pain
- Painful and tender points throughout the body
- Numbness or tingling in hands, feet, and limbs
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Urinary tract issues
- Stiffness upon waking in the morning
- More severe menstrual cramps
- Inability to remember things or concentrate
How Does Functional Medicine Treat Fibromyalgia?
Traditional medicine looks at fibromyalgia as a condition with no known cause and no known treatment, so the goal is to manage pain with prescription medication. With functional medicine, the objective is to look at the basic systems in the body that control the inflammation and examine the symptoms that arise from fibromyalgia to determine the root cause of this debilitating condition. Because functional medicine doctors believe that the root causes of fibromyalgia lie with stress, food sensitivities, genetic susceptibilities, inflammation, and exposure to toxins, the treatment is focused on addressing these issues.
What Is the Cost of Fibromyalgia with Functional Medicine?
At the Falcone Center, the cost for treating patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area is based on the appointment. Deposit is due when scheduling initial appointment.
It is important to note that the Falcone Center does not accept insurance as it is considered an “out-of-network provider” by most major insurance plans. While we cannot file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf, we can easily provide them with receipts and the necessary paperwork to file for reimbursement. We suggest that our patients determine whether their plans cover functional medicine prior to making an appointment.
Why Should I Choose the Falcone Center to Treat my Fibromyalgia?
At the Falcone Center, our job begins where conventional medicine ends. Rather than simply managing symptoms to make patients more comfortable, we look at determining and treating the underlying causes of the fibromyalgia symptoms. We listen to our patients and treat them as a whole rather than just treat their illness. Our goal is to restore balance and health to your life.
What Do I Do to Become a Patient at the Falcone Center?
To become a patient at the Falcone Center, please contact us to set up an appointment for your initial consultation. It is important to fill out the new patient paperwork and return it to us before your initial consultation so that we can review it.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a constituent of The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Family Practice, and The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!