Muscular Diseases

Three dieseases that deal with the muscular system

Fibromyalgia Syndrome


What is it?
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a term used to describe a cluster of symptoms that may include widespread pain and tenderness in 'trigger points' on the body that are unusually sore to touch.
Name of career to specialize in this disease?
First you would see a primary doctor so he or she can best assess your problems. He or she can also make the necessary referrals to a fibromyalgia specialist. These would be a rheumatologist or neurologist, if you need further treatment or special care.
College degrees you must have to be in this career?
Rheumatologists must obtain a bachelor's degree (four years of college), medical degree (four years of medical school), training in either internal medicine or pediatrics (three years), and a rheumatology fellowship program.
What colleges can you attend?
John Hopkins University
University of North Carolina
Name 3 activities of interest to you that someone in this career does on a regular basis.
The doctor will do a physical exam
The doctor will also check your tender points and joints
The doctor also performs taking blood from the patient on a regular basis
Skills you need to be successful in this career.
Time management
A lot of knowledge in joints and muscles, including their functions
What skill is the most important and why?
Both are very important but having knowledge of joints and muscles are most important. You need to know how to help your patient and detect what's wrong with them.
Why I’d be a good fit?
I would be a good fit for this career because I’ve very good and managing my time and know I would do my best to help my patients.
Annual Income?
Mean income of $180,000
Would you pursue this career?
I would not because I know I wouldn't have a passion of what I’m studying.


Spasticity

What is it?
Spasticity is a form of muscle overactivity that significantly impedes physical movements or motor functioning. It is thought to be related to hyperexcitable spinal reflexes
Name of career to specialize in this disease?
Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychiatrists and Neurologists
College degrees you must have to be in this career?
Neurologist
-Four years of premedical education in a college or university
-Four years of medical school resulting in an MD or DO degree
-One year internship in either internal medicine or medicine/surgery
-At least 3 years of specialty training in an accredited neurology residency program
Residency
What colleges can you attend?
UCLA Medical Program
University of California Medical Center
Name 3 activities of interest to you that someone in this career does on a regular basis.
Seeing and diagnosing patients, managing their care, research and perhaps even academic teaching
What skill is the most important and why?
Managing their care would be most important because if you didn’t do that then the patients wouldn’t get any help.
Why I’d be a good fit?
I could be a good fit for the job but wouldn’t enjoy it because I would need something a little more fast pace.
Annual Income?
$300000 per year.

Polymyositis

What is it?
Polymyositis is a connective tissue disease that triggers inflammation and muscular weakness. Is thought to be an autoimmune disorder.
Name of career to specialize in this disease?
Rheumatologists
College degrees you must have to be in this career?
Rheumatologists must obtain a bachelor's degree (four years of college), medical degree (four years of medical school), training in either internal medicine or pediatrics (three years), and a rheumatology fellowship program.

What colleges can you attend?
John Hopkins University
University of North Carolina
Name 3 activities of interest to you that someone in this career does on a regular basis.
The doctor will do a physical exam
The doctor will also check your tender points and joints
The doctor also performs taking blood from the patient on a regular basis
Skills you need to be successful in this career.
Time management
A lot of knowledge in joints and muscles, including their functions
What skill is the most important and why?
Like I said in before both are very important but having knowledge of joints and muscles are most important. You need to know how to help your patient and detect what's wrong with them.
Why I’d be a good fit?
I would be a good fit for this career because I’ve very good and managing my time and know I would do my best to help my patients.
Annual Income?
Mean income of $180,000