Fibromyalgia Treatment Program

We offer a 16 week intensive Fibromyalgia treatment program for appropriate candidates. Our treatments for Fibromyalgia are based on the latest research, and continually advancing as new research becomes available. Our treatment approach combines medical treatments with functional medicine, dietary and lifestyle coaching, physical rehabilitation based pain management, alternative therapies, and whatever else your unique case requires.Below are some commonly used treatments at Colorado Fibromyalgia Center during our 4 progressive stages: Foundation, Breakthrough, Recovery, and Advanced. If our Fibromyalgia treatment program sounds like a fit for your lifestyle, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation and request our Welcome Packet for more detailed information about our program.

Medications

Overall, medication management at CFC works with a goal of providing patients with medications that may aid in reducing dominant symptoms upon presentation to the clinic. As treatment progresses, the goal is to be able to reduce the reliance on medications to manage symptoms, in many cases we eliminate the need for pain medications.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points are sensitive areas in muscles that tend to stimulate more widespread musculoskeletal pain. They are often associated with spasm, inflammation, and nodules and/or taut bands. CFC provides non-steroidal trigger point injections as an option to decrease pain and associated radiation. 

Hormone Management

Hormone status is evaluated by taking a look at the combination of laboratory test results and clinical presentation. Hormones will then be monitored, and when appropriate, managed with prescription hormone replacement if it is beneficial on their path to recovery. 

Physical Rehabilitation

A variety of methods are offered to address the physical changes caused by Fibromylagia. Both active and passive therapies including massage, chiropractic, myofascial release therapy, dry needling, vacuum cupping, gua sha and post isometric relaxation in addtion to prescribed therapeutic stretches and exercises are options to improve muscle and connective tissue quality and function. 

Dietary & Lifestyle Modifications

CFC provides coaching on proven dietary approaches for Fibromylagia and general healthy living. Dr. Moon will review your diet and see if any changes are recommended. If no regimen exists, we can help create one that best suits the individuals needs. We also focus heavily on lifestyle modification including stress management, physical activity pacing and goal setting. 

Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy

Intravenous (IV) micronutrient therapy is used as “functional medicine” (stimulating a body response through the use of natural agents), and to deliver nutrients to the body while bypassing the digestive system. Colorado Fibromyalgia Center utilizes a modified Myer’s cocktail to provide physiological doses of nutrients to boost metabolism and immune function.

Fibromyalgia Treatment Program Phases

Foundation

Work with our doctors to create a strong platform to build your recovery, focusing on education and gentle hands on care.

Recovery

Some patients may take longer than others for their bodies to adapt to changes made during the foundation phase.

Breakthrough

After receiving new found vigor and decreasing pain symptoms, we turn the focus to physical therapy progressions.

Advanced

Push yourself further than you thought imaginable and reach your activity goals. This phase is extremely unique to each individual.

Foundation

Work with our doctors to create a strong platform to build your recovery, focusing on education and gentle hands on care.

Recovery

Some patients may take longer than others for their bodies to adapt to changes made during the foundation phase.

Breakthrough

After receiving new found vigor and decreasing pain symptoms, we turn the focus to physical therapy progressions.

Advanced

Push yourself further than you thought imaginable and reach your activity goals. This phase is extremely unique to each individual.

Foundation Phase

This beginners phase will usually be 4 weeks long, the majority of care will begin through visits with Dr. Dean Wright – DC and medical massage therapists, to begin laying the groundwork in educational needs, beginning manual therapies including gentle hands on care, chiropractic, a Home Exercise Program, and much more.

Through this you will start learning what specific stretches, exercises, and daily movement corrections are vital to eliminate unnecessary inflammation and degradation to your body. Cleaning up these mechanical flaws will help increase energy by requiring less work to achieve your daily tasks.

The Medical Massage therapist will begin to desensitize the body from perceiving exaggerated pain signals, decrease long built up muscle tension, improve stress, and speed up your muscle recovery. This is essential in helping the body succeed with your home exercise program.

The Foundation Phase will also include a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Megan Moon DC, evaluating dietary and lifestyle changes, with supplement recommendations based on your presentation.

Meyer's IV

One of the most crucial components during the Foundation Phase, which acts as a platform for our patients success throughout the program, is the Meyer’s IV treatment.

The Myers Cocktail includes a formula of intravenous vitamins and minerals which was established by the late Dr. John Myers, MD and then continued by Alan R. Gaby, MD; who is a renowned nutritional medicine expert. They were successful in treating a large number of clinical conditions with this nutrient infusion. This IV includes Saline, B-complex, B-12, Magnesium,Calcium, Selenium and Vitamin C. Other variations now exist pending on the condition being treated and provider preference.

The intravenous approach used when administering these nutrients ensures absorption and use in the body. It bypasses the gut which can improperly breakdown pill form supplements, due to mal-absorption issues, causing the body to not utilize these nutrients properly. Delivering nutrients directly into the bloodstream is the most efficient way to guarantee your body is properly receiving these nutrients.

Sana Device

As part of the Colorado Fibromyalgia Center’s ongoing effort to provide our patients with the most compassionate and comprehensive care, while maintaining treatment plans that are derived from the best clinical research, we have partnered with a local company called Sana Health.

Sana Health has created a device that has proven effective for treating pain, sleep, mental health, and overall recovery. Patients who are a part of our fibromyalgia program have seen success in reducing pain symptoms while using Sana.

“Sana is a non addictive simple mask and headphones you wear on your head. The device uses audio visual stimulation to increase balance between the left and right side of your brain leading to greater relaxation. Ongoing use of your Sana mask resembles the effect of long-term meditative practices which leads to a more restful state overall. Sana can clear a busy mind and accelerate physical recovery and improve mental well-being.” -Sana Health

Using the Sana mask and headphones consists of a 16 minute session, which many patients find to induce sleep rapidly. Some of the benefits of Sana Include:

  • Clear a busy mind
  • Support enhanced rest and relaxation
  • Improve sleep management
  • Reduce feelings of stress
  • Enhance recovery from fatigue

You can learn more about the benefits of using the Sana device and book an appointment for an in depth overview by visit their website.

Recovery Phase

The Recovery Phase, on average 4 weeks, will be for patients who are still adapting to all the new changes they have been making to their body. The body may need extra healing time, beyond the Foundation Phase, to get accustomed to increased physical activity and new manual therapies. Although our providers take every precaution to minimize these negative effects, there is a chance the body will need a longer time to recover from these important lifestyle changes.

Breakthrough Phase

For those of you who are already feeling a new vigor and decreased pain symptoms, you may be referred to the Breakthrough Phase. The length of this phase varies based on Physical Therapy progressions. This will push your body to the next level of your treatment goals. During this phase there will be an increased focus, in the clinic, with Physical Therapy. By now your body will have been prepared through our help, increasing strength, endurance, and stability.

During both of these phases mentioned, you will be guided by our most veteran Colorado Fibromyalgia Center Provider, Dr. Megan Moon, DC. She will continue with therapies that have been helpful in your first phase, and expand into more modalities to accelerate tissue healing and decrease pain.

Advanced Phase

After your 2 month follow up, there may be another progression to an Advanced Phase, to achieve the more aggressive, physically strenuous goals one may have created while starting out. This would be to push the body further than patients may have thought imaginable, given the state some patients are in when entering the program. Otherwise, if satisfied with current outcomes, a discussion of management options will begin.

This is where we try to peel back on the frequency of visits and make sure your body can maintain the results we have achieved, while receiving less assistance from our services. This is extremely unique to the individual and can result in a plethora of different avenues based on how the patient has progressed. The main note to take at the end of the program is that “our door is always open” after completion of our program.

Community Support Group

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Pain Symptom Tracking

One of the factors that can help with patient success in our Fibromyalgia Program, is having the ability to accurately explain pain symptoms that they are experiencing to our doctor, which is essential in discovering the best treatment path for each individual Fibromyalgia patient. For this reason, we encourage our patients to use the free mobile application Manage My Pain.

Manage My Pain is designed to help people who experience chronic pain symptoms of all kinds to better understand their pain. This is achieved through the simple and easy to use layout that allows users to record their pain for the day in less than 2 minutes.

“I have been receiving fibromyalgia treatment at the Colorado Fibromyalgia Center for over 3 years now, and I am incredibly grateful for the high level of care, compassion, expertise, and integrity that I have experienced during that time. I was in complete despair when I first arrived, and they changed my life …

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“I have been going to the Fibromyalgia center since July of 2017. I was totally frustrated being bounced around from Dr. to Dr. I was in a-lot of pain from these bumps down my right leg. Finally i googled bumps in leg and brought me to the fibromyalgia center, after reading about fibromyalgia symptoms I could relate …

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