Dr. Rothfeld has been treating people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for 35 years and he knows what he's doing. He's built a practice that integrates the best of Western and Eastern medicine with supplements and IV therapy. At the initial consultation, Dr. Rothfeld spent a good deal of time with me going over all my history, what's worked in the past and where I am now. He did a physical exam in which he felt either side of my spine and could tell right away how tight my neck was on the right side, which made the left side of my lower back tight, too, as compensation. He said that the tightness in my neck might be triggering "fight or flight" nerves that release stimulating hormones which could be interfering with my sleep.
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He also knew both my rheumatologist and acupuncturist and said that he works well with them. I felt like I'm finally building the right circle of health care providers that can really help me deal with my fibromyalgia on a long-term basis. After all, with a chronic condition I have no choice but to be in it for the long haul!
I will post more about my experiences with the Rothfeld Center as I go through the process with Dr. Rothfeld.