You Versus Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that affects approximately five million people in North America, and is significantly under diagnosed in men. In 2017 a research study reported that 3.98% of women and 2.4% of men are living with fibromyalgia in the World. (Heidari et al., 2017).
Mark Pelligrino, MD (author of The Fibromyalgia Survivor), reported that after studying over 2,000 fibromyalgia patient files, he found two-thirds of fibromyalgia patients started having symptoms after a traumatic event like a car accident, work injury, or a fall.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that is hard to diagnose, explain or treat. Many people with the condition say they struggle to get a health professional to take their symptoms seriously and are often told that it is in their head. Fibromyalgia is a longterm condition that causes widespread pain. Its debilitating symptoms include extreme tiredness, muscle aches, difficulty sleeping and concentrating; headaches and bloating are also common.
Clinically we have seen many people struggling with fibromyalgia and they report that their pain is so severe that they can’t work, they can’t handle activities of every day life like house work, yard work, or simply going for a walk. This struggle has lead to depression, anxiety, stomach issues, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, sleeplessness, and feeling hopeless . Many people state that their relationships are falling apart and they are losing hope. When they ask for help they are given medications to modify pain, alter mental function and to control depression. These treatments at best serve as a bandaid to cover up the symptoms but do not treat the cause.
It is important to get to the root cause through a thorough investigation of all hidden stressors.
We have seen a different drug-free approach that is working to help alleviate a patient’s suffering, sleeplessness and pain.
A 77.2% lessening of pain intensity and corresponding improvement of 63.5% in sleep quality after 30 treatments. (J. Manipulative Physiol Ther 2000 (May); 225-230).
Chiropractic care that includes care of the spine, brain and nervous system helps restore the integrity of the nervous system in locations where there was a previous disruption. When the brain and nervous system are cared for together you can begin healing. The restoration of the nerve integrity allows for untapped healing potential to finally be expressed.
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