Fibromyalgia is a condition that is very hard to diagnose and treat. For a long time the medical community seemed to ignore it's very existence. Now it is widely accepted as a REAL diagnosis and condition. Here is what the Mayo Clinic has to say about Fibromyalgia:
You hurt all over, and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests, your doctor can't find anything specifically wrong with you. If this sounds familiar, you may have fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Although the intensity of your symptoms may vary, they'll probably never disappear completely. It may be reassuring to know, however, that fibromyalgia isn't progressive or life-threatening. Treatments and self-care steps can improve fibromyalgia symptoms and your general health.
Fibromyalgia - chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips.
Some say fibrmyalgia is asscoiated with sleep disturbances and decreased exercise. Some say anxiety. Some say there there is often some sort of "emotional or physical trigger" that sets fibromyalgia off in the first place, such as a car accident, or the loss of a loved one. Some experts even say repetitive stress injuries (RSI) can lead to fibromyalgia.
Since fibromyalgia effects the nervous system, and the bones of the skull and spine house and protect the nervous system, it's important to make sure the bones are in their proper alignment...this is where chiropractic fits in. If the bones are out of position and irritaing the nerves...this could actually become a "trigger" if the nerves are irritated on an ongoing basis over a period of time. If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for care at our San Francisco Chiropractic Center...please call 415-392-2225 and ask for a complimentary fibromyalgia consultation.