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The Pain of Fibromyalgia

November 2015

THE PAIN OF FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain throughout the

entire body with no obvious cause or explanation. In addition to

experiencing extreme widespread pain, patients with fibromyalgia

also suffer from morning stiffness, unexplained referred regional pain,

chronic fatigue, poor sleep patterns, chronic headaches and

intolerance to cold weather. According to the National Arthritis

Foundation, “Fibromyalgia diagnosis remains difficult because there

are no current diagnostic laboratory tests to truly diagnose the

condition.” Therefore, the mass majority of patients are left

frustrated, ignored, or told they may have to live with the pain. This

problem, in fact, can create more stress and additional worry in

patients. Added long-term stress may actually result in increased

worry regarding resolution, thus cyclically continuing to re-create the

pain cycle.

At this point in time there’s no known medical cure for

fibromyalgia, treatment is solely aimed at controlling the symptoms

which have been generalized as, “an oversensitive nervous system

that generates false alarms spontaneously or from ordinary nonpainful

stimulus which physiologists now recognize as nerves and

muscles that can generate abnormal impulses and the technical term

for this is super-sensitivity” says Dr. Chan Gunn MD. Fibromyalgia is

sadly very misunderstood by the medical community, Fibroworld

states, “the cause of fibromyalgia must involve one or more

abnormalities by which the central nervous system interprets pain

signals.”

THE CHIROPRACTIC APPROACH!

How do chiropractors treat and manage Fibromyalgia? Chiropractors

recognize the fact that, “Fibromyalgia arises as referred pain from

neck and back problems, and underline spinal problems, needs

correction to obtain improvement,” according to Health News.

Chiropractic has been proven to be extremely safe, drug-free and

massively effective in treating neurological and spinal nerve based

conditions, such as fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome.

Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in detecting and correcting spinal

nerve interference by gently adjusting the spine. Removing pressure

from spinal nerves will, over time, correct nerve interference or

restore proper nerve function, thus reducing hypersensitivity to pain

stimuli.

If you have friends and family members that have suffered from or

are currently suffering from conditions like fibromyalgia, do them a

huge favor and refer them to your local experienced chiropractor!

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