Dr. Jamie Wright talks “One on One” with Dr. David Brady about his new book, The Fibro Fix, and his 20 years of efforts to resolve the misdiagnosis of Fibromyalgia.
“…initial diagnosis is accurate only 34% of the time.” Says Dr. Brady which is less than the flip of a coin. Patients with Fibromyalgia are not getting the treatment they actually need and are often put on FDA approved drugs for Fibromyalgia but those who don’t actually have Fibromyalgia will not be helped and may result in significant side effects.
Dr. Brady says, “We need to do better” to diagnose those suffering properly to provide the specific care they need to get better. Doctors are often dismissive with patients who present with multi symptoms and when they have tried multiple things that didn’t work they give up, leaving the patient with no relief.
Dr. Brady’s book has set out to change all this and with his original background in engineering and transition into biomedical engineering to orthopedic implants from trauma or degenerative disease, he has an extensive background to combine the past and present research and studies to better identify Fibromyalgia patients and get them treated. After working with more physical medicine Dr. Brady moved to complex chronic disorders after following in the footsteps of his mentors and found functional medicine. This took him back to school to acquire formal training in medical school for naturopathic medicine.