What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes debilitating pain all over the body. People with FMS often also suffer from extreme tiredness, difficulty sleeping, brain fog, memory problems and mood issues. FMS affects 2%-4% of the population and is nine times more common in women than in men.
While the exact cause of FMS is unknown, in many cases it appears to be triggered by either severe emotional stress or a physical insult such as traumatic brain injury or viral disease. Recent studies found that the syndrome is related to certain malfunctioning regions in the brain which are responsible for pain sensation, pain tolerance, and the ability to process pain signals.

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  • Effective Treatment for FMS at Aviv Clinics

    Clinical studies at the Sagol Center found that the Aviv Medical Protocol can improve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia (FMS) and enhance your overall wellbeing and quality of life.

    The goal of Aviv’s unique Medical Protocol is to kickstart the healing process in damaged brain tissue. For people with FMS, brain tissue damage generally relates to the central pain sensitization region, which is why it can cause pain throughout the body.

    We specialize in diagnosing the severity of brain tissue damage. We then assess your suitability for treatment with physical and neurological tests, and advise on a personalized treatment plan.

Benefits of the Aviv Medical Program

Benefits for your mind:

Benefits for your mind:

  • Improve brain fog
  • Better brain connectivity and function (the general health of your brain and how it controls thoughts and feelings)
  • Stronger mental ability, including: memory, attention and focus
  • Faster information processing speed (how quickly we complete mental tasks)
  • Sharper executive functions (a set of complex mental skills that allow us to think flexibly, make decisions, and exercise self-control)
  • Improve mood
Benefits for your body:

Benefits for your body:

  • Reduce pain
    (strong anti-inflammatory effect)
  • Sleep better
  • Better physical performance: Fitness, Strength, Coordination, Balance
  • Boost energy, power and stamina
Benefits for your cells:

Benefits for your cells:

  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Encourage stem cells – the building blocks of tissue rejuvenation – to multiply and migrate
  • Lengthen the telomeres – the protective caps at the end of each strand of DNA. Encouraging telomeres to lengthen is associated with extending our biological clock
  • Reduce senescent cells – known to contribute to many age-related diseases
  • Increase mitochondrial function – the power plant in each of our cells

If you or a loved one are suffering from Fibromyalgia, we may be able to help.

The Aviv Medical Program for FMS

At Aviv, we treat FMS using a specific research based medical protocol. The Aviv Medical Protocol is based on over a decade of research at Shamir Medical Center with proven clinical results.

Our program includes:

  • In-depth medical assessment

    A comprehensive three-day medical, physiological, and mental assessment including the most advanced brain imaging tests suited to your needs – such as perfusion MRI, fMRI and SPECT – and a state-of-the-art pain lab assessment. The tests are conducted by Aviv certified medical staff including physicians, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, physiologists and nurses.

  • Groundbreaking treatment tailored to your unique needs

    Based on your test results, our certified physicians, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists and nurses will prescribe a unique program that can include cognitive training, physical training, hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions and nutritional coaching.

  • Measurable results - Post-treatment assessment

    At the end of your treatment, we repeat the tests from the initial assessment to measure results and make recommendations for your ongoing progress.

    Each patient receives a comprehensive statement from our licensed clinical team, identifying areas of improvement and recommendations for ongoing progress.

If you or a loved one are suffering from Fibromyalgia, we may be able to help.