Fibromyalgia Doctor Boca Raton, FL

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain throughout your body. It can keep you up during the night or strike in the middle of the day. It can leave you feeling stiff, cloudy-headed, or unable to move your joints.

Dr. David Borenstein is a top functional medicine practitioner in Florida who treats fibromyalgia. He has spent years studying the condition and helping patients manage their symptoms in a way that’s unique to their individual bodies.

To schedule your consultation with Florida’s top fibromyalgia specialist, please call (754) 247-0122 today!

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The most common symptom of fibromyalgia is a deep, dull aching pain across certain regions of your body. Other fibromyalgia symptoms include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sleeping for long lengths of time but not feeling rested
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog, trouble paying attention, or difficulty focusing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes
  • A dull ache or pain in your lower belly
  • Digestive issues, like constipation or diarrhea
  • Recurring infections

What makes fibromyalgia challenging is that its symptoms mimic those of other conditions. This can make it difficult to accurately diagnose and effectively treat fibromyalgia. It’s also common to have other chronic conditions along with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Treatment

At Manhattan Integrative Medicine, we use the S.H.I.N.E.® Protocol when treating fibromyalgia. This comprehensive treatment was developed and tested by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. Teitelbaum’s landmark study found that the majority of those who followed the S.H.I.N.E.® approach saw significant benefits versus the placebo group. Even more astounding is that the results improved over time. Two years later, the active group was still improving.

S.H.I.N.E. Protocol

So, what is the S.H.I.N.E.® Protocol? S.H.I.N.E.® is an acronym that stands for the five key areas that, when addressed at the same time, help promote optimal energy levels. These five areas are:

  1. Sleep

    Having enough restful sleep is crucial to restoring your energy and helping your body heal its sore, damaged muscles. After Dr. Borenstein carefully examines you, he’ll prescribe one or more of the following:

    • Supplements, such as amino acids, melatonin, and 5HTP to help you relax and sleep better.
    • Medications or pharmaceutical sleep aids, such as Ambien, Gabapentin, or Trazodone to help foster a deeper sleep.
    • Sleep hygiene routines, which can include a strict sleep schedule or having proper window coverings and humidity levels.
    • Relaxation techniques, like meditation, Epsom salt baths, or Tai Chi to help you relax and drift off to sleep.

    The goal is for you to have eight to nine hours of restful, rejuvenating sleep each night.

  2. Hormones

    Hormone imbalances can contribute to fibromyalgia and its symptoms. However, traditional blood tests often miss the subtleties of hormone imbalances. Dr. Borenstein will perform the necessary blood, saliva, and urine tests to determine your levels of various hormones. These hormones include:

    • Thyroid
    • Cortisol
    • Estrogen
    • Progesterone
    • Testosterone
    • Insulin
    • Leptin

    These tests will help Dr. Borenstein uncover what imbalances you may be experiencing. The results will also help him to best prescribe the necessary protocol to help restore healthy hormone levels.

  3. Immunity or Infections

    Fibromyalgia can be exacerbated by underlying infections. Dr. Borenstein will perform a thorough check to identify if you have any infections in your body. These include:

    • Epstein-Barr virus
    • HHV-6 virus
    • HSV1 and HSV2 virus
    • XMRV virus
    • Yeast infections
    • Candida

    Once he has an understanding of what may be impacting your immune system, Dr. Borenstein will then recommend the proper probiotics, antifungals, or antivirals.

  4. Nutrition

    Part of our thorough examination involves taking a look at your nutrition levels to see where you may be deficient. Supplements and nutrition plans may be prescribed to restore depleted nutrient levels. These treatments can include:

    • Myers Cocktail to support your metabolism and immune function
    • Low-Dose Naltrexone to help relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms
    • Symptom-specific supplements to improve your energy, sleep, mood, pain, brain function, and immunity

    Before beginning any supplement protocol, Dr. Borenstein takes into account your current medications to ensure there are no contraindications.

  5. Exercise

    Finding relief for your sore and painful muscles takes time, and overdoing it can leave you feeling physically wiped out. Dr. Borenstein will coach you on low-impact activities to help build your endurance and feed your stiff muscles the oxygen they need to rest and recharge.

    His exercise plans are customized to your needs. Along with his team, he will carefully monitor you and adjust your plan as needed.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

You don’t have to live with the chronic pain, brain fog, and restlessness that fibromyalgia causes. Dr. Borenstein understands what you’re experiencing and has spent years helping patients manage their fibromyalgia symptoms. Using the S.H.I.N.E.® Protocol, he’ll create a tailored plan that can bring you relief and healing.

To get started, we recommend scheduling an initial consultation. To do that, give Manhattan Integrative Medicine West Palm Beach clinic a call at (754) 247-0122 or contact us here. We’re here to help you treat your fibromyalgia and find the relief you deserve.

Serving patients in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Parkland, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Miami and the surrounding Palm Beach, Broward and Dade County, Florida communities.

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