Pain & Muscle Disorders

If you're dealing with pain and muscle disorders, you know how these conditions can deeply affect your life. They touch everything from your daily routine to your emotional well-being. 

Fibromyalgia is one of the primary pain and muscle disorders that we treat. It can cause widespread musculoskeletal pain as well as additional side effects. We also treat a range of specific pain and muscle disorders. 

At Preventus Concierge Medicine, we offer a personalized concierge approach that looks at you as a whole person to help manage these challenging disorders. 

Fibromyalgia: An Overview

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. It is a complex and often misunderstood condition that affects millions of people worldwide. 

The pain associated with fibromyalgia is often described as a constant dull ache that has persisted for at least three months. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.

Key Features of Fibromyalgia

There are some key distinguishing features of fibromyalgia:

  • Widespread pain: The pain associated with fibromyalgia is often described as a constant dull ache, which must be present for at least three months to meet the criteria for diagnosis. The pain typically occurs throughout the body.
  • Fatigue: Individuals with fibromyalgia often wake up tired, even after sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is frequently disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
  • Cognitive difficulties: A symptom commonly referred to as "fibro fog" impairs the ability to focus, pay attention, and concentrate on mental tasks.

Causes and Risk Factors

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it's believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. The condition often appears after physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. 

Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men. Other risk factors include a family history of fibromyalgia and having a disorder such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.


There is no specific test for fibromyalgia, making the diagnosis challenging. Doctors often have to rely on a combination of patient history, self-reported symptoms, a physical examination, and sometimes a ruling out of other conditions through lab tests. 

The American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia include widespread pain lasting at least three months and the presence of other symptoms such as fatigue and cognitive difficulties.

Treatment and Management

While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of treatments can help manage symptoms. Treatment plans often include a combination of:

  • Medications: Pain relievers, antidepressants, and antiseizure drugs can help manage symptoms.
  • Physical therapy: Tailored exercise programs can improve strength, flexibility, and stamina.
  • Counseling: Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help manage pain and stress by teaching coping strategies.
  • Lifestyle changes and home remedies: Regular exercise, stress management techniques, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Effective management of fibromyalgia requires a multidisciplinary approach and close collaboration between the patient and healthcare providers. The goal is to minimize symptoms and improve general health and quality of life.

Expanding Treatment and Management for Fibromyalgia

Alongside traditional treatments, integrating personalized healthcare services such as concierge executive medicine, specialized diets, and targeted therapies can enhance the effectiveness of fibromyalgia management plans. We offer expanded treatment for fibromyalgia at Preventus Concierge Medicine. 

Concierge Executive Medicine

  • Offers a personalized healthcare experience with direct access to healthcare providers.
  • Allows for in-depth, personalized care plans, quickly adjustable based on evolving patient needs.
  • Provides tailored advice, rapid adjustments in treatment plans, and a holistic approach to managing fibromyalgia, emphasizing both physical and mental health.

Medical Weight Loss

  •  Essential for patients where excess weight exacerbates fibromyalgia symptoms like increased pain and fatigue.
  •  Offers personalized diet and exercise plans considering the patient's physical limitations and nutritional needs.
  •  Aims to reduce the strain on the body and improve overall health.

Low-Insulin Recruiting Custom Diets

  • Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces insulin levels to decrease systemic inflammation, which can contribute to pain.
  • Emphasizes personalized dietary plans that minimize processed foods and focus on whole foods.
  • Supports overall health and can potentially reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.

Peptide Therapy

  • Uses specific peptides to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and support tissue repair.
  • Offers a novel approach that may help manage pain and improve the poor sleep quality associated with fibromyalgia.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

  • Addresses hormonal imbalances that may exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Particularly beneficial for patients whose symptoms are linked to hormonal fluctuations or deficiencies.
  • Can improve energy levels, mood, and potentially reduce pain by restoring hormonal balance.

Thyroid Replacement Therapy

  • Critical for fibromyalgia patients with underlying thyroid issues.
  • Addresses thyroid dysfunction that can mimic or exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Aims to improve energy levels, reduce fatigue, and contribute to overall well-being.

Implementing a Comprehensive Approach

The treatment and management of fibromyalgia demand a comprehensive and multifaceted strategy that extends beyond the realms of traditional medication and physical therapy. This approach includes the integration of concierge executive medicine, specialized dietary plans, and targeted therapies, all aimed at providing a holistic and personalized care experience. 

It is designed to not only address the physical symptoms associated with fibromyalgia but also to consider the lifestyle and environmental factors that may impact the condition. 

Crucially, this approach places a strong emphasis on the importance of collaboration between us and you. This allows us to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and allows for the most effective management of fibromyalgia symptoms. 

Other Types of Pain & Muscle Disorders

There are various types of pain and muscle disorders that can impact you. We treat specific pain and muscle disorders. 

Types of Pain Disorders

  1. Neuropathic pain: Caused by damage or dysfunction of the nervous system, leading to shooting or burning pain. Conditions such as diabetic neuropathy and sciatica fall into this category.
  2. Chronic pain: Persistent pain that can result from an initial injury or ongoing illness, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or migraines.
  3. Nociceptive pain: Arises from actual or potential tissue damage, often described as aching or throbbing, and can be caused by conditions like osteoarthritis or inflammatory joint disorders.
  4. Visceral pain: Originates from internal organs and can vary in intensity. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and endometriosis can cause visceral pain.

Types of Muscle Disorders

  1. Muscular dystrophy: A group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.
  2. Myositis: Refers to inflammation of the muscles, which can cause muscle weakness and pain.
  3. Fibromyalgia: Characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tender points in the body.
  4. Muscle spasms and strains: Involuntary muscle contractions and overstretching of muscles, often resulting from injury or overuse.

Understanding the specific type of pain or muscle disorder is crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. We can help you achieve an accurate diagnosis through our concierge medicine approach and work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan. 

Comprehensive Treatment Offerings

At our concierge executive medicine practice, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments designed to address various health concerns, including pain and muscle disorders. 

Our tailored treatment options encompass:

Medical Weight Loss

Our medical weight loss programs are personalized to meet individual needs, encompassing custom diet plans, lifestyle modifications, and, when appropriate, the use of weight loss medications to support healthy and sustainable weight management.

Peptide Therapy

Peptide therapy harnesses the potential of short chains of amino acids, known as peptides, to offer innovative and targeted solutions for managing a variety of health conditions, including pain and muscle disorders. 

These bioactive peptides can exert specific effects on the body, playing a pivotal role in promoting healing, supporting muscle function, and aiding in the recovery process.

Peptides can act as signaling molecules, modulating pain perception and inflammatory processes. By targeting specific pain pathways and inflammatory responses, peptide therapy offers a unique approach to managing chronic pain conditions and musculoskeletal disorders. This can lead to reduced discomfort, improved mobility, and enhanced quality of life for individuals experiencing pain and muscle-related symptoms.

Certain peptides have been shown to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration, contributing to the healing of injured muscles and other soft tissues. By promoting angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels), collagen synthesis, and cellular proliferation, peptide therapy supports the natural healing processes within the body, aiding in the recovery from muscle injuries and promoting overall tissue health.

Peptides can also play a role in optimizing muscle function and performance. They may aid in muscle development, strength maintenance, and recovery after exercise or injury, thereby supporting overall musculoskeletal health and function.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

TRT, through the administration of testosterone in various forms such as injections, gels, or patches, aims to restore testosterone levels to a healthy range. By doing so, TRT not only addresses muscle-related symptoms but also contributes to improving bone density, enhancing mood and cognitive function, and supporting overall vitality in men. 

It is essential for individuals considering TRT to undergo comprehensive evaluation and monitoring by healthcare professionals to ensure the safe and effective management of testosterone deficiency and its associated symptoms.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

In addition to addressing hormonal imbalances, tailored HRT regimens have been shown to have potential benefits in managing pain and muscle disorders, particularly in women. 

Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone can influence pain perception and musculoskeletal health, and optimizing their levels through HRT may contribute to improved pain management and muscle function. It's important for individuals to consult healthcare professionals to explore the potential role of HRT in addressing their specific pain and muscle-related symptoms and to determine the most suitable treatment approach for their overall health and well-being.

Thyroid Replacement Therapy

Our thyroid replacement therapy options are designed to optimize thyroid function, addressing muscle-related symptoms and supporting overall well-being.

Men's Health and Women's Health Services

We provide specialized care tailored to the unique health needs of men and women, addressing a wide range of health concerns, including pain and muscle disorders, with a focus on personalized treatment and preventive care.

Our integrated approach to treatment aims to not only alleviate symptoms but also to support long-term health, mobility, and overall well-being. Each treatment plan is thoughtfully curated to meet the specific needs and health goals of our patients, fostering a proactive and personalized approach to healthcare.

Pain and Muscle Disorder Treatment in Vero Beach, FL

Living with pain and muscle disorders requires comprehensive and personalized medical attention. By understanding your condition, recognizing the symptoms, and exploring treatment options with a focus on personalized care, you can manage your symptoms more effectively and improve your overall quality of life. Begin your journey towards wellness today with the guidance of our expert providers at Preventus Concierge Medicine.

To begin your personalized path toward mental wellness, contact us at 772-492-6973 or request an appointment through our online form.

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