There’s good news for people who live in the Buffalo area and suffer from Fibromyalgia and other pain diseases. The University at Buffalo’s research and behavioral clinic is doing some great work (including counseling patients) with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Chronic Back Pain, Migraine and Tension Headaches, Noncardiac Chest Pain, and Tempomandibular Joint Disorders. Patients go to the clinic for help in coping with symptoms of their pain without the use of medicine. All treatments are natural/holistic remedies to help get you cope with your disease naturally.
The UB behavioral clinic is well known throughout the country and has a great reputation for patient care, the latest scientific research, and education. The treatment plans they offer their patients have proven track records of success. UB’s clinical research is also very well respected nationally can be found in medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
More good news for Fibromyalgia patients is UB’s program for IBS, which is a symptom of FM. Good Housekeeping’s website has an article entitled “Treatments and Remedies to Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” featuring findings by University at Buffalo School of Medicine’s director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic Dr. Jeffrey M. Lackner, Psy.D. IBS has been known to add to the pain and discomfort of Fibromyalgia. This article lists some things to try that are natural or holistic, and is written especially for those who are tired of trying so many different types of medicines to help relieve their pain.
For more information on the Good Housekeeping article go to www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diseases/ibs-natural-treatment.
The UB clinic has caring, knowledgeable, experienced specialists who receive input from physicians, nurses, behavioral psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists to meet the unique clinical needs of each patient. When research programs become available, eligible patients may enroll and receive treatments. For more information you can go to www.smbs.buffalo.edu/CENTERS/bmc/about/bmc_clinic_advantage.php. Their phone number is 716-898-5671, or you can send an email to [email protected]
The clinic is located at: D. K. Miller Building Erie County Medical Center University at Buffalo, SUNY 462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215. The hours for the clinic are Monday and Thursday from 8-4, and Tuesday from 8-12.