Approximately 10 million Americans live with fibromyalgia, the most common type of chronic pain condition. At his private practice in Timonium, Maryland, Wayne Bonlie, MD, takes an integrative approach to improving your overall health and reducing your fibromyalgia symptoms. His patient-focused approach considers your specific needs and helps you enhance your wellness. If you want to work with a doctor who listens to you and provides highly customized treatments, call Dr. Bonlie or schedule a consultation online today.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that causes a variety of uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms. Fibromyalgia causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, although the pain can vary. You may have chronic pain in one location, or the pain may come and go, affecting the same or different parts of your body.
In addition to chronic, widespread pain, fibromyalgia also causes fatigue and cognitive difficulties. For example, you may have trouble paying attention and decision-making.
If you have fibromyalgia, you have an increased risk of other chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, cystitis, migraines, and temporomandibular joint disorder. It’s not uncommon for people with fibromyalgia to also suffer from depression.
Doctors and medical researchers don’t fully understand what causes fibromyalgia. However, evidence points to dysfunction in your neurological system that sends errant pain signals to your brain. Doctors also believe there is a genetic factor in your risk of fibromyalgia. They do know that infections, as well as physical and emotional trauma, can trigger your symptoms.
Dr. Bonlie takes an integrative approach to treating fibromyalgia. He understands that you have a complicated medical history and have probably tried several treatments to resolve your symptoms. Dr. Bonlie’s goal is to work with you, as your partner in health, and find the specific combination of therapies needed to restore your health and vitality.
He begins with a comprehensive consultation and physical exam so he can develop a detailed understanding of your condition. He may order lab tests to check for signs of other health issues that could contribute to your symptoms or interfere with your wellness.
Dr. Bonlie creates customized, integrative treatment plans designed to relieve your symptoms while also improving your overall health. He believes every system in your body works together and that by improving your body function, you also enhance your overall health and wellness.
Your treatment plan follows the SHINE protocol. The SHINE protocol includes customized therapies designed to improve your sleep, hormonal balance, immune health, nutrition, and exercise. Each element of the SHINE protocol is personalized to address your needs. Like the systems of your body, when each part is optimized, your overall wellness improves.
Call Dr. Bonlie or schedule a consultation online today for integrative, patient-focused treatment for fibromyalgia.