You’ve been sore all over your body for many months. To make matters worse, you’re also tired, feeling a bit dull mentally and your sleep just isn’t restful.
You tell your family or friends how badly you’re feeling. But because they don’t really understand, you get treated like a hypochondriac.
Finally, you are diagnosed. Fibromyalgia!
Great. Now you know you’re not crazy. Your condition has a name, and that gives you at least some relief.
But now the challenge: What are you going to do about it?
Fibromyalgia is somewhat unique among condition. It doesn’t have any one particular cause, and in fact, two different people with fibromyalgia might have almost nothing in common. Rather than a “disease,” it is more like a complex of symptoms. And yes, different people appear to get these symptoms for different reasons. Therefore, a program of care that helps one person very frequently does not help another.
Researchers believe that people with fibromyalgia have something about them that amplifies various sensations to the level of pain. Or possibly, their brains process pain differently.
Symptoms often begin after a person has endured a number (and a combination) of physical, emotional and chemical assaults. In other words, perhaps a wreck plus a divorce plus drinking too much coffee sweetened with Aspartame.
Symptoms often worsen and accumulate over time, with no obvious “start” point.
What IS known about fibromyalgia is that a multi-faceted, individualized plan customized for a particular person is usually the best approach.
Some doctors try drugs. At least three are currently prescribed to treat fibromyalgia, two of which are actually antidepressants and the third is primarily used to treat seizures. Unfortunately, the list of side effects from these drugs is daunting, able to give the recipient any of over 50 problems above and beyond those that the person is trying to treat.
One side effect worth noting is suicidal thoughts, not a good thing to add into the life of someone who is already sore and miserable.
To make matters worse, these drugs can actually increase several of the primary fibromyalgia symptoms, such as fatigue, trouble sleeping, poor concentration and memory and inflamed joints.
If that’s the best that drugs have to offer, what are one’s other options?
In my opinion, a good approach is to find, and then reverse, causes.
What causes? Here’s a partial list:
- Toxins, especially ones that hyper-excite nerves. There are several.
- Weakened immunity. Infection is often involved with fibromyalgia.
- Hormone imbalances. With four out of five fibromyalgia cases occurring in females, checking the function of the hormone-producing glands is a must.
- Nerve irritation. Because most fibromyalgia cases have a history of spinal injuries (whiplash, for instance), the spinal nerves need to be checked top to bottom, all 31 pairs of them.
- Emotional overloads. Emotional traumas have repeatedly been found among this with fibromyalgia.
HOW TO GET HELP
In our practice, we use a very sophisticated (but non-invasive) testing and correction system. Through it, many of the long-term causes of soreness and inflammation can be improved, possibly completely reversed. Click here to learn more about our testing and correction system.
I do not treat fibromyalgia. But I am very good at helping the person who has fibromyalgia.
Because there are so many variables and everyone is different, we will only consider you for in-office evaluation and treatment 1) after you have watched the two videos here and 2) after discussing your unique situation via a phone consultation.
Why not get the information on a fresh, new approach that helps people like you recover from symptoms like those you may have? Remember, if you aren’t someone I believe I can help, we can’t accept you as a patient.
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