Fibromyalgia

John R Toth, D.O.

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist located in Concord, CA

Fibromyalgia causes generalized pain and discomfort in your body. Dr. John R. Toth accurately diagnoses fibromyalgia for men and women living in or around Concord, California, so they know how to treat and manage this often overlooked condition. Call today to learn more about your treatment options, or book an appointment online.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that causes pain and tenderness in your soft tissue and muscles. It can also lead to generalized exhaustion and mental distress, like depression and anxiety.

Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as an arthritic condition, but it doesn’t cause the same joint damage or inflammation as arthritis.

Dr. Toth recommends a comprehensive workup as most often the diagnosis is something else.  Treatment options are many and varied from treating an underlying infection to hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Redirected Self Hypnosis.  

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Each person reacts differently to fibromyalgia. Though it’s similar to arthritis, fibromyalgia affects soft tissue, not the joints. Often, a pain signal misinterpretation in the brain causes pain. Dr. Toth has identified some of the most common symptoms. These include:

  • Memory loss
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic inflammatory response syndrome
  • Morning stiffness
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Insomnia
  • Tenderness throughout your body
  • Muscle pain, twitching, burning, or tightness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bladder issues

Dr. Toth works with you to develop a treatment plan unique to your needs and gives you practical advice. Call or book an appointment online today.