Treating Fibromyalgia – Pain & Tenderness in Joints, Muscles and Tendons
Fibromyalgia is occurring more and more in society today. There are many underlying hypotheses as to the causes, and the medical approach of pain medication and anti-depressants just aren’t helping most who suffer with this condition. With Fibromyalgia, a person has body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues symmetrically on each side of the body. The pain may be mild to severe and can feel like a deep ache, or a shooting, burning pain. Fibromyalgia affects mainly women ages 20-50. Other common symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Cognitive impairments are also commonly noted and nicknamed “Fibro Fog”. Fibromyalgia is not easily diagnosable as there are no specific lab tests for the condition. It is characterized by bilateral points on the body which most often experience the pain daily.
Because of this, the traditional methodology for treatment often fails short, and consists only of pain killers and anti-depressants, neither of get to the root cause of the actual problem. The latest research shows that cellular toxicity is one of the most common underlying issues in people with Fibromyalgia, much like chronic fatigue syndrome. This could be from mercury, lead, aluminum that we have been exposed to throughout life, or especially as an infant. This leads to hormonal deregulation, and the body being in a chronically stressed state. The symptoms that come about are then correlated to the person specifically, most often chronic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairment.
Specific and gentle chiropractic treatment to balance the spine sees great symptomatic relief for FM sufferers. Changing diet, getting on a detoxification supplement plan, and removing possible heavy metal poisoning will also produce major differences in symptoms and even the underlying condition.