Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that often feels like it is located in muscles, joints, and/or bones. Many patients also have symptoms of burning, numbness or tingling. Pain is usually present on a daily basis, but it can vary in severity and location of the body from day-to-day. Patients with fibromyalgia generally have abnormal fatigue and usually have difficulty with sleep. Fibromyalgia likely affects 3-4% of the population. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed with a history and physical examination. Labs are usually obtained to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms. Many medications are available to alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A good understanding of the condition and regular exercise are strongly recommended.
Choosing Your San Antonio Fibromyalgia Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Fibromyalgia?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.