Kathy, I"m glad you've found a great doctor.
If he is suggesting a heat lamp, I would be looking into getting an Infrared Sauna. The heat (generally from a ceramic heater) really penetrates into the muscles and bones and there are a lot of other good health benefits to using one. They can be quite expensive to buy, but most come with payment plans or possible rental terms, so worth looking into.
Good luck and I hope you feel better every day!
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily