Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Specialist

East West Integrative Health Clinic

Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist serving Branford, Guilford, New Haven, and East Haven, CT

When persistent pain throughout your body slows you down, you may have arthritis or fibromyalgia. Dr. Lisa Rosenberger ND, LAc, at East West Integrative Health Clinic in Branford, Connecticut, provides compassionate care for men and women who struggle with the widespread effects of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Call the office to learn more about these chronic conditions or book your appointment online.

Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a group of more than 100 types of inflammatory conditions that cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. Symptoms can come and go and be mild or severe. With more than 50 million reported cases, it’s the number one cause of disability in the United States.

How is arthritis treated?

Dr. Rosenberger understands the complexities and variances of arthritis and offers useful treatment options that preserve your joint function, decrease your pain, and restore your range of motion. She meets with you to assess your condition, understand your health history, and put together a custom plan.

Some of the ways she may treat your arthritis are with:

  • Herbs and/or nutrients
  • Diet modifications and nutritional counseling
  • Exercise coaching
  • Acupuncture
  • Supplement and medication evaluation

Traditional therapies for arthritis include:

  • Pain medication
  • Anti-inflammatory medications (prescription or over the counter)
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a little understood musculoskeletal condition that causes widespread tenderness and pain throughout your entire body. In addition to muscle pain, fibromyalgia affects your connective tissues and bones. It’s similar to arthritis in that it affects your ability to do everyday activities without pain.

What are symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Pain is the most apparent symptom of fibromyalgia. Other commonly reported problems are:

  • Recurring headaches
  • Tenderness in your neck, shoulder, arms, hips, back, legs, and shoulders
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Swollen joints
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Muscle spasms

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Dr. Rosenberger customizes your fibromyalgia treatment based on the condition of your health and the intensity of your pain. The primary goal is to use the best practices from complementary and conventional medicine to relieve your pain and help you resume your daily activities.

Some of the methods Dr. Rosenberger may use to ease your fibromyalgia pain are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Vitamin and supplement recommendations
  • Chinese medicine therapies
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Lifestyle and diet modifications
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Sleep improvements
  • Energy healing

Traditional therapies for fibromyalgia include:

  • Pain medication
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Antidepressants

You don’t have to push through the pain and suffer needlessly. Dr. Rosenberger offers expert care and treatment to relieve your symptoms of fibromyalgia and arthritis. Call the office to learn more about East West Integrative Health Clinic or use the scheduling button to book online.