Ribera IMSKE activates the Fibromyalgia Unit with Dr. Vicente Palop, a specialist in this complex syndrome

Hospital IMSKE Riverthe center specialized in the musculoskeletal system of the Ribera health group, has activated its Fibromyalgia Unit with the incorporation of doctor Vicente Palop as coordinator of the area, together with doctor Patricia Roth. Both professionals have extensive experience in the treatment of this syndrome and, in addition, have been working together for years, forming a professional tandem of recognized prestige in the field of addressing fibromyalgia. Several professionals from Ribera IMSKE also join this unit, to form a large multidisciplinary team that addresses this disease from all angles: physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, pain, nutrition, and rheumatology.

This unit is also made up of Arturo Aleisnutritionist, and the physiotherapy team that makes up Pablo Martínez, Jordi Llopisand Mariano Solerwho join doctors Palop and Roth in this project, which opens on May 8, just a few days before the commemoration of World Fibromyalgia Day.

Dr. Palop is a professional with almost 30 years of experience in the treatment of what he defines as “a complex syndrome, which generates additional suffering for patients due to social misunderstanding that adds to pain, chronic fatigue or problems among other symptoms they suffer from that can be very disabling. She has treated more than 12,000 women throughout Spain and has participated in the monographic review of The Disease of Fibromyalgia and the Fisterra Guide on this syndrome, both documents that are considered a reference at the national level and also in South America for the approach to this syndrome. pathology.

It is estimated that in Spain there are around 900,000 people with fibromyalgia, an ailment that especially affects women between 30 and 60 years old, but is also diagnosed in younger people and men. However, according to the Statistics National Institutethere are only around 276,000 patients diagnosed.

And it is precisely the complexity of this syndrome that makes diagnosis difficult. Dr. Palop explains that patients “have symptoms in different organs, which affects their mood, generates anxiety and even causes cognitive deterioration.” “Many times, a person who has chronic pain does not sleep and is not even able to remember what he has done that day or who he has been with,” explains the fibromyalgia specialist at the Ribera IMSKE hospital.

Dr. Palop explains that in the Fibromyalgia Unit of the Ribera IMSKE hospital, a complete evaluation of the patients and a test is carried out to accurately determine the symptoms. And then “a personalized and comprehensive approach to treatment is proposed, which can cover different specialties, always under the supervision of this specialized unit.”

“It is important to remember that these patients have pain without an injury, such as a fracture. But it is fundamentally muscular and tendon pain, which they suffer 24 hours a day, and which has a significant impact on their mood, causing anxiety. and depression in many cases,” he says, confirming the importance of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach.

 
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