Pain – we’ve all experienced it in one form or another; the dull, deep ache of chronically sore muscles; burning, electrically-charged nerve pain; the stiff, throbbing twinges that accompany joint pain – all of these types of pain can affect our daily lives. An often overlooked syndrome that causes significant pain is fibromyalgia.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition that impairs joints and/or soft tissues and causes chronic, widespread pain. The majority of people affected by fibromyalgia are middle-aged women, but men and children may also be affected.
According to the American College of Rheumatology, rheumatologists have expertise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity. But, what can you do if you experience inexplicable, widespread pain? GRMC has just the service for you: visiting rheumatology specialist Eman Boulis, MD, with the Central Iowa Rheumatology Clinic. Dr. Boulis has the know-how to help diagnose and treat fibromyalgia and other rheumatic diseases.
If you are suffering from any of the aforementioned symptoms, do not hesitate to call 641-236-2338 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Boulis today.