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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Richard Firshein, D.O. -  - Integrative Medicine

Firshein Center

Richard Firshein, D.O.

Integrative Medicine & Family Medicine located in Manhattan, Upper East Side, NY

Fibromyalgia is an incredibly complex and often misunderstood condition that causes pain and fatigue in 4-10 million people in the United States. At the Firshein Center on the Manhattan of Upper East Side, Dr. Richard Firshein approaches the problem from the top down for effective and long-lasting relief. To learn how integrative medicine can help with your fibromyalgia, call or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.


What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex neurological condition that hijacks your body in many ways, causing:

  • Widespread musculoskeletal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Problems with focus and memory
  • Headaches
  • Sleep issues

Though fibromyalgia is most often associated with widespread, unexplained pain, you shouldn’t overlook other symptoms because they can also have a serious impact on your life.

Since many of the symptoms are associated with other diseases, fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed, which isn’t helped by the fact that there’s still much to learn about this all-encompassing and chronic condition.

What causes fibromyalgia?

Medical researchers continue to work on finding the exact cause of fibromyalgia. They believe that the widespread pain is caused by a malfunction that amplifies pain messaging between your nervous system and your brain. This malfunction may be tied to:

  • Genetics
  • An injury
  • Mental trauma
  • An infection
  • Pre-existing medical condition, namely lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

Fibromyalgia is also far more prevalent in women, by more than two-to-one, though researchers are unsure why.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Although there is no concrete cause for fibromyalgia, the Firschein Center offers a variety of curated and personalized, state-of-the-art treatments to treat the chronic pain associated with the disorder to help you to live your best life. As someone who understands the complexity in symptoms and treatments for fibromyalgia, Dr. Firshein has created a program focused on treating his patients with a precision-based and personalized approach. He knows that no two patients are the same, so he created a program in which patients undergo an array of tests and evaluations so that he can treat the root of patients’ problems.

Dr. Firshein not only incorporates a complete and detailed blood laboratory analysis, but a gut biome evaluation, a complete allergy profile, a comprehensive vitamin and toxin analysis, along with genetic testing in order to create a treatment program that is catered to your needs. The Firshein Center offers exciting new approaches that help you to return to optimal health.

Because he focuses on the needs of his patients and takes the time to listen to what your needs and concerns are, Dr. Firshein has seen amazing results in his effective treatment of fibromyalgia and its corresponding symptoms using a variety of treatments, such as:

  • Trigger point therapy and injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopathic adjustments
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Nutritional supplements and lifestyle recommendations
  • Relaxation techniques
  • IV therapy
  • Dietary intervention and anti-inflammatory diets

If you’re suffering from widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety, problems with focus and memory, headaches, sleep issues, stiffness in your muscles or joints, and even restless leg syndrome, schedule an appointment to see Dr. Firshein today.