Dr. Chase Bennett of the local healthcare facility TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego is helping to provide pain relief for San Diego area residents suffering with the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia. Monday, May 12, 2014, is International Fibromyalgia Day. “Fibromyalgia,” as defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety.
There are approximately 1 in 50 Americans suffering with the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia and 90% of those patients present with Craniofacial Pain including, but not limited to, headache pain, and pain in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego is dedicated to treatment and research for these co-morbid conditions.
Fibromyalgia is the second most common ailment affecting the musculoskeletal system after Osteoarthritis. In addition to muscle pain, fatigue and “tender points”, people with Fibromyalgia may also experience:
· Difficulty Sleeping
· Difficulty Concentrating (thinking clearly)
· Difficulty with Memory
· Tingling or Numbness in Extremities
The 2014 International Fibromyalgia Day theme is “C.A.R.E. & Make Fibromyalgia Visible” which encourages people to Contribute, Advocate, participate in Research and Educate others.
For more information about the 2014 International Fibromyalgia Day visit their website at: http://www.fmcpaware.org/community/awareness-day-2014.html.
The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego is a leader in treatments for the conditions of Craniofacial Pain including headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), and sleep disordered breathing conditions including Sleep Apnea. Directed by Dr. Chase Bennett, who is certified in Craniofacial Pain and Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, the experienced team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego is dedicated exclusively to proper evaluation and diagnosis for successful non-surgical treatments. They provide state of the art techniques and equipment in a caring, friendly environment.
For more information contact TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of San Diego located at 7879 El Cajon Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942. Call them at 619-466-2774 to schedule a consultation, or visit: http://tmjtherapycentre.com/sandiego/ to learn more.