Fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. It is a condition that results in chronic widespread pain and tenderness all over. Here’s exactly what that means:
- “Chronic” means that the pain lasts a long time—at least 3 months. Many people experience fibromyalgia pain for years before being diagnosed
- “Widespread” means that it is all over the body. However, many people with fibromyalgia feel pain in the same places, such as the lower back and neck
- “Tenderness” means that even a small amount of pressure can cause a lot of pain
Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. It affects more than 5 million people in the United States. That’s approximately 1 in every 60 Americans. It affects more women than men. Most people begin feeling the symptoms of fibromyalgia as they reach middle age, but symptoms can start before then.
What causes fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia, first and foremost is not a psychological condition and current research suggests that changes in the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) might be responsible.
It is generally accepted medically that there is a combination of events that precedes the onset of Fibromyalgia.
- Trauma—physical and/or emotional trauma are linked to fibromyalgia
- Family history— Your family Genes may increase the likelihood of developing fibromyalgia
- Infections—there is some evidence to propose that certain illnesses can act as a trigger
- Autoimmune diseases—people with disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop fibromyalgia
- There is a link to Thyroid health and Function
In recent years, there has been progress in the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia. At Phoenix Pain Treatment we combine the best of Medicine and Chiropractic to help alleviate your pain. The doctors at Phoenix Pain Treatment go after the root cause of your Fibromyalgia.
First let’s take a look at the term Fibromyalgia which means a painful fibrotic condition. The protocols at Phoenix Pain Treatment are directed at just that the fibrous tissues in the muscles and Joints. We actually employ Physical Medicine that is guided towards breaking up those fibrotic tissues that are choking the life out of your muscular and nervous system. These fibrotic tissues are like weeds gone wild throughout your muscle tissue that causes the muscle to not function properly which in turn decreases muscular movement, which decreases blood flow, which decreases Oxygen to the tissues and results in pain all over the body. To break up these tissues with massage and stretching is typically too painful for any patient to take and therefore we utilize Sedation Physical Medicine whereas you are put into a Twilight Sedative State by a board certified anesthesiologist and then the Certified Doctors of Chiropractic stretch and perform range of motion that puts all your muscles and affected joints through a specific set of motions to break up the fibrotic or scar tissue so that your muscles can start to function properly and therefore relieving your pain and suffering.
Second, we follow up with six weeks of stretching and adjustments so that the fibrotic tissue does not re-form and
Thirdly, we do not just lump you into a category of patients that just needs more and more oral medication!
The Fibromyalgia protocols at Phoenix Pain Treatment are definitely something we would like to discuss with you if you happen to have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Are you seeking an advanced level of treatment for the pain and suffering from with your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Do you want to ease the pain of your Fibrotic condition? Do you just want to get back to living a normal, active life?