It wasn’t until recent years that the term “fibromyalgia” was used to describe a condition marked by tiredness, fatigue and widespread pain affecting literally every part of the body. The word is somewhat descriptive as the cause of fibromyalgia is thought to begin the fibrous, connective tissues in the body. The pain often begins in one area but can spread to many parts of the body.
Finally, an explanation!
Many people struggled for years with this condition which had no name up to now. Some were told their problems were psychological while others were told that rest, relaxation and exercise was the cure. Eventually, the particular complaints and symptoms of this disease became so common, the medical community began to take notice.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Because of its many symptoms, fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose. The long stream of symptoms include a lack of energy, headaches (especially tension and migraine headaches), flu-like symptoms, lack of endurance, problems with proper circulation, and even changes in skin color.
Problems and struggles
For many patients that are eventually (and finally) diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia, it is the end of the struggle to identify a disease with up until now, having only vague descriptions and confusing but real symptoms. During this confusing time, their Fibromyalgia often has had a negative effect on their daily routines, even their quality of life. Most patients are quite relieved to know their condition has a name and more importantly, can be treated.
Simple physical exercise, along with neurological exercises, eye exercises or vestibular stimulation can go a long way in treating Fibromyalgia. One-sided adjustments are also used to alleviate unwanted symptoms. These techniques, following a full neurological and nutritional workup, gives us the tools to help you find relief of the chronic symptoms no matter how long you have been dealing with them.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know) reduce the effects of Fibromyalgia, give us a call at the South Tampa location (813)-254-5200 to schedule an appointment.