Fibromyalgia Is Finally Getting Attention
Fibromyalgia is a common painful disease with no known exact cause. For years it was dismissed by the mainstream medical community. The estimated 6 million people who suffer with the disease had to seek alternative and complimentary treatments. As I chiropractor I often treat patients who suffer from the disease. It seems that the medical establishment is taking more frequent looks at this disease.
A recent panel of researchers from the Einstein School of Medicine collected treatment protocols from many different medical specialties in an attempt to further understand fibromyalgia. They published their findings, and although a cure is not around the corner, we have a better idea of why it is such a complicated disease.
Remember back in high school algebra when we had to solve those complex equations with variables, like X, Y, and Z? Fibromyalgia is like that only there are lots of variables, including: Stress, Deep Tissue Nerve Sensitivity, Muscle Pain, Blood Flow to Muscles, Sleep, and Depression. Trying to solve for only one variable simply won’t work. Each must be dealt with.
Chiropractic care can help address and alleviate some of the fibromyalgia pain. Chiropractic manipulation works to restore proper structure and function of the muscles and joints. This can reduce stress on the nervous system. If you think you suffer from fibromyalgia, call for an appointment and we will exam you and give you the answers you deserve. Avoid the spiral of undiagnosed and untreated fibromyalgia.
Dr. Andrew White
St George Chiropractor