What is Fibromyalgia?
Though it is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, fibromyalgia is the second most common condition to affect the bones and muscles. Many medical professionals believe that fibromyalgia stems from issues in the brain and spinal cord, namely their ability to process pain signals from nerves. However, fibromyalgia is now believed to be the result of multiple systemic issues, each of which must be identified and addressed. No two cases have the same root causes and therefore for lasting relief, treatment must be tailored to each individual patient.
How is Fibromyalgia diagnosed?
Fibromyalgia is a more of a syndrome than a diagnosis, since it is a name given to a collection of symptoms. Fibromyalgia is most commonly associated with widespread joint pain, muscle pain, and fatigue, which is why it can sometimes be confused with other chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, lupus, underactive thyroid, and chronic lyme disease. Symptoms can also be compared to those of bursitis and tendinitis.
Since it can be mistaken for so many other disorders, it is easy for doctors to misdiagnose fibromyalgia. Because these symptoms can indeed be caused by other diagnosable illnesses, those illnesses should first be ruled out before a formal diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given.
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What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Simply put, patients suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms ache all over. However, there are several additional symptoms that can indicate the condition may be present.
Patients with fibromyalgia symptoms most commonly experience an aching within the muscles. The feeling has been described as a burning, twitching, or tight pain. In addition, patients often notice a lower pain threshold, especially on their tender points and in areas of pain surrounding joints, but not inside the joints themselves.
Fatigue & Insomnia
Due to chronic muscle pain, those who suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. In fact, some patients notice headaches and/or more frequent urination, which can each play a role in disrupting the quality of their sleep.
Also known as “fibro fog,” patients with fibromyalgia symptoms describe a difficulty remaining focused for longer periods of time.
Some people suffering from fibromyalgia symptoms experience bloating, queasiness, stomach pain, constipation, and diarrhea, not unlike symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Patients with fibromyalgia symptoms are often much more sensitive to cold, heat, light, and/or sound. Some may notice dry mouth, nose, and eyes.
Those with fibromyalgia symptoms may notice a tingling or numbing feeling in their arms, legs, hands, feet, or face.
Depression & Anxiety
Coping with persistent symptoms leaves many patients feeling nervous, worried, and/or hopeless. Reach out to a friend, family member, or counselor for extra support during your battle with fibromyalgia symptoms.
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How is Fibromyalgia typically treated?
Once a person is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, medical doctors typically prescribe pain relievers, muscle relaxers, antidepressants, and sleep aids, depending on each patient’s most noticeable symptoms and their severity. They do not take into account the negative effect these drugs could very well have on other systems of the body.
How does the Biologix Center treat Chronic Fibromyalgia?
While the prevailing medical thought is to first and foremost mask the symptoms by prescribing pain-relievers for pain, antihistamines for sensitivities, and purple pills for stomach pain, none of these drugs address the symptoms’ underlying causes. The Biologix Center believes in using precise, real-time testing and treatments that target the multiple imbalances in the body, enabling the body to naturally and often rapidly achieve lasting relief. The goal is to achieve the long-term restoration of health without encouraging a dependence upon medications.
Using tests such as Biospectroscopic Emission Sequence Testing (BEST), developed at the Biologix Center over 20 years ago by Dr. David A. Jernigan, D.C., we can eliminate much of the guesswork in doctoring. Unlike conventional blood tests that produce merely a snapshot of a patient’s blood on the day it was drawn, our constantly evolving technologies provide far more insight into the root causes of a patient’s symptoms as well as treatment options that are tested for compatibility and effectiveness for each patient’s unique body, before even beginning treatment.
Every system of the body is interconnected and interdependent, meaning that each system must be precisely addressed in order for the body to achieve optimal health. Health care delivery is often a minimalistic approach. It is far easier to prescribe a painkiller or antibiotic than to provide the maximum applied effort needed to truly restore the optimum form and function of the body. The Biologix Center’s approach is for those who truly desire to be well, not just feel well from drug-induced illusions of health. The best of every healing method and testing is brought to your unique case, in one-on-one, hour-long treatment sessions with the doctor treating you.
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