Fibromyalgia has been met with everything from skepticism to blatant disbelief but sufferers of the condition know all too well that it is a real disease and thankfully, today there are effective treatments for patients including options that do not rely on drugs that simply temporarily mask the symptoms.
It is estimated that two to eight percent of the population suffer from Fibromyalgia today. Many of those patients have been told that their pain and symptoms are all in their head, been put through courses of drug therapies that did not help and brought side effects of their own or even told to seek out psychiatric care. Symptoms of Fibromyalgia seem to come on out of nowhere and are characterized by things like severe pain, abdominal bloating, migraine and tension headaches and extreme fatigue. Fibromyalgia can affect the entire body although it may start in one, localized area and spread throughout the body over time.
Over the past two decades, research has shown that not only is Fibromyalgia a very real condition, but it is neurological in nature, rather than muscular, as was the opinion of many scientists and doctors who did acknowledge the disorder. Today, more and more, Fibromyalgia is being recognized as a centralized condition that is tied to the brain and spinal cord. But what causes it? Genetics seem to play a role in the development of Fibromyalgia but in addition, other factors such as environmental triggers, physical pain and psychological trauma are also considered. One study has shown that deployment to war is considered a major risk factor in the development of Fibromyalgia.
While the disease is a physical one, there are also psychological ramifications. Many patients with Fibromyalgia develop depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. As with many conditions, there are countless alternative therapies for patients who have either not received care through traditional medicine or who have tried traditional drug therapies and have not seen improvement or suffered side effects. Yoga, acupuncture, herbal remedies and much more have been touted as effective treatments. However, there is one definitive treatment option that is offering patients fast and effective relief is Chiropractic Neurology.
Using a Chiropractic Neurology approach to a condition like Fibromyalgia makes perfect sense. After all, Chiropractic Neurology specializes in the brain and central nervous system connection. Chiropractic Neurologists understand that Fibromyalgia is real AND it is reversible when addressed neurologically. Fibromyalgia will never be reversed with drug therapies. A treatment plan for Fibromyalgia uses a variety of techniques that are designed to return the body to its original state of wellness. Each patient is unique in their experiences with the disease; therefore each patient’s care plan will be unique as well. Patients suffering from symptoms of Fibromyalgia are encouraged to contact Dr Marc Ellis and his team at the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center to learn more about how his breakthrough treatment plan can help.
Click here to visit the Fibromyalgia Network’s website and learn more about symptoms and developing research.