So I have fibromyalgia…………now what??
Fibromyalgia is a form of generalized muscular pain and chronic fatigue that affects approximately 3.7 million Americans. The term, Fibromyalgia, means pain in the muscles and the fibrous connective tissues (the ligaments and tendons). Fibromyalgia lacks laboratory abnormalities; instead, the diagnosis depends mostly on a person’s report or complaints and feelings. Pain is the most prominent symptom of Fibromyalgia. It generally occurs throughout the body, although it may start in one region, such as the neck and shoulders, and spread to other areas over a period of time.
Most people with Fibromyalgia experience moderate or severe fatigue with a lack of energy, decreased exercise endurance, or the kind of exhaustion that results from the flu or lack of sleep. Sometimes the chronic fatigue is more of a problem than the pain. Headaches, especially muscular (tension headaches) and migraine headaches, are common in Fibromyalgia. Abdominal pain, bloating, alternating constipation, bladder spasms, and irritability may cause urinary urgency or frequency. Your skin and blood circulation can be sensitive to temperature changes, resulting in temporary changes in skin color.
I take a different approach to the treatment of Fibromyalgia. I want to see WHY you have all of your symptoms from a functional perspective. After a thorough functional neurological examination as well as reviewing lab work, I can then determine the specific course to travel down for your care.
Like all chronic type patients whose symptoms last longer than 6 months, Fibromyalgia patients must be monitored closely. I routinely do functional evaluations as well as lab work to monitor the patient.
If you are serious about the possibility that there could be an alternative treatmentfor you or your loved one, call our office at 541-389-3072 and tell the staff person that you are interested in setting up a case review with Dr. Tim Lind, D.C., Chiropractic Physician.
Chronic pain and fatigue are the most prominent symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The pain affects the entire body, although it may start in one area, such as the neck and shoulders, and spread to other areas of the body over a period of time. Fibromyalgia is a form of generalized muscular pain and chronic fatigue that is poorly understood. Fibromyalgia, means muscular pain and pain in the fibrous connective tissues (the ligaments and tendons).
You (or someone you know) may be experiencing moderate or severe fatigue with a lack of energy, decreased exercise endurance, or even feel like you constanlty have the flu. Sometimes the fatigue is more of a problem than the bodily pain. Headaches, especially tension and migraine headaches, are common symptoms with Fibromyalgia. Along with abdominal pain, alternating constipation, bloating, bladder spasms, and irritability may cause urinary urgency or frequency. Your skin and blood circulation can be sensitive to temperature changes, resulting in temporary changes in skin color.
Have you suffered with Fibromyalgia symtoms for a few months, a few years, or too many years to mention? Many may suffer only minor symptoms, while others (perhaps you or a loved one) feel the debilitating affects of Fibromyalgia and are kept from participating in their life, making even simple daily activities almost impossible.
“I was tested but many, many doctors, all who told me that I had fibromyalgia and put me on more and more drugs. In only 5 weeks of treatment, I am now doing housework, driving and going for daily walks…..all what I could not previously do. I am also off almost all of my pain medication. Thank you Dr. Lind!”
Throughout my years in practice I have tried the full range of Fibromyalgia therapies and treatments available to me, with minimal improvement. I knew there had to be more, a method of treatment that could help them (and you!). I began searching to find the answers….and then….I found it. The answer to helping most Fibromyalgia sufferers. My research led me to look at someone neurologically and metabolically along with physically! What does this mean? It means you need to look at the whole person. By evaluating the WHOLE PERSON and seeing if they have neurologic or metabolic and or nutritional deficits, almost always you can find the cause of fibromyalgia!
I have been consulting with leading experts in field throughout the country. In doing so, we have consulted each other and pooled our information on what treatments have worked best for chronic pain and fibromyalgia patients. Thousands of people throughout the country have benefitted and returned to a normal life. People no longer have to suffer with the devastating effects of this disease. Is It Really That Simple? Well yes and no. Once a comprehensive physical, neurological and metabolic examination is done, the true cause can then be identified. Once the true cause is identified, then the correct course of action can begin.
How Does This Work?
You are most likely starting to wonder “What is the treatment going to be like?” I can tell you from personal experience and from watching patients and staff participate in the treatments, that they are beneficial and enjoyable.
“I was in so much pain that could not perform my daily activities. Everything I did caused pain. I was told by doctors to get out and exercise and that it was all in my head. I came to Dr. Lind and he agreed, it was in my head but for different reasons! I now feel so much better and I can now even bowl again.”
- Lois L.-
Treatments can include one-sided adjustments, simple exercise, neurological exercises, eye exercises, heat and other activities, all while on oxygen. These techniques coupled with a full neurological and nutritional workup have enabled us to help most of our patients to get rid of their chronic symptoms no matter how long they have been experiencing them.
“When it started, it was like kidney stone pain, like when I lay down my back felt like it would break in half. I had pain and stiffness in my legs and my neck. After my second child everything started to get worse. I got multiple MRI’s, every test under the sun, eight vials of blood from my arm. Nothing was coming up. One doctor said I have a “Lying disease”. I couldn’t get out of bed, and I felt like a 90 year old woman. I went to one chiropractor to get an adjustment and later that day when I went to the beach I couldn’t move from the neck down I as in so much pain. I had every anti-depressant or pain killer that one could get for fibromyalgia. I would rather have dug my own grave and jumped in it than to live another day that way. In 2 months time, I feel a good percentage better, and I’m off of every single drug that I was taking. Anybody that has anything fibro related, pain, fatigue, dizziness, you have to get your hands on them. I believed in you from the minute I left the office. Your dedication and how well you generally care about people, it shows, you help people, you’ve helped me. I am forever grateful to Dr. Lind.”
– Michelle H-
Imagine how different your life would be if you were free from the burdens that your fibromyalgia causes you.
If you would like to have more information on this treatment or to set up a consultation and see what it can do to help you (or someone you know), you may call us for help at (541) 389-3072.