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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Michael K. Turner, MD -  - Integrative Medicine Physician

Michael K. Turner, MD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Men's Health Specialist located in Richland, WA

Fibromyalgia is not only painful, but it’s also frustrating. You have spent significant amounts of time (and money) going from doctor to doctor, trying to find someone to diagnose and treat your chronic, debilitating pain. At his practice in Richland, Washington, Michael K. Turner, MD, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, offers individualized, holistic treatments to improve your health and relieve fibromyalgia symptoms. Call Dr. Turner today and take control of your health and life.

Fibromyalgia Q&A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a misunderstood chronic pain condition that’s frequently underdiagnosed and untreated. 

Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and tenderness in specific regions of your body. Sometimes called trigger points or tender points, you live with a dull ache that can range in severity from day-to-day. Fibromyalgia also typically involves: 

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle cramps
  • Irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Numbness and tingling in extremities
  • Headaches
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Reduced focus and attention (“brain fog”)
  • Memory problems
  • Bladder problems

These symptoms are distressing and disruptive and can take a toll on your emotions. How long have you been looking for an answer, acting as your own doctor, trying everything and anything for relief? 

It’s time to call a knowledgeable professional who cares. Dr. Turner has helped hundreds of people, including close family members, improve their health and go from surviving to thriving. 

When should I talk to a doctor about fibromyalgia?

You should never ignore pain, especially when it interferes with your life. 

Dr. Turner typically works with patients who already have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. He begins with testing to identify:

  • Genetic factors affecting B-vitamin processing and neurotransmitters
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormone levels
  • Antioxidant status
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Intrinsic muscle problems 

These tests provide the data Dr. Turner needs to create your personalized treatment program.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

Research has shown that a multifaceted approach works best. Dr. Turner works with you to develop a research-based, scientifically-validated, personalized treatment plan.  

The S.H.I.N.E® Protocol

The S.H.I.N.E Protocol addresses the five areas of good health: sleep, hormones, immunity/infections, nutrition, and exercise (as able). Research shows that most patients see improvements in their fibro symptoms when doctors treat these five areas together. 

Holistic treatments

Dr. Turner creates customized treatment programs to enhance your health. Depending on your needs, he might recommend nutritional changes, supplements, hormone therapy, regenerative medicine, exercise, and stress reduction techniques.