Tag Archives: Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a term for widespread muscle aches and stiffness.

Traditional treatment and knowledge of this disease is limited and generally ineffective.  Functional Healthcare is very effective in helping with this issue.   Those of you who have been reading my posts know how I feel about a traditional diagnosis.  They are used so that the office visit can be billed to the insurance company, but it is not very specific so it does not tell you how you might be able to help some one with this problem.

So as a Functional health care provider, I dig deep and find the potential cause of all the aches, stiffness, fatigue.  One of the hallmarks of this disease is that it is inflammatory, that is why it is traditionally treated with steroids.but this does not address the issue as to why there is inflammation and why all the pain and stiffness?  Is it coming form certain part of the brain, is it what you are eating, is it stress or how stress is handled.  It could be any one of these or all of them.

PainIt just takes time to find out.  It is your health and you deserve a health care provider that takes the time to find out and investigate these areas.  There are no silver bullets.  That is what functional health care does.  It finds out why.