Fibromyalgia – Facts and Fiction
Fibromyalgia is classified as a nerve disorder where nerve fibers become painful and spontaneously send pain signals in excess of normal.
It is diagnosed not by actually measuring nerve function, but by finding tender points on the body. This un-objective method of diagnosis leads to many pain disorders and nerve dysfunction being lumped into the fibromyalgia category. A proper understanding of the body’s nerve system by an expert like a chiropractor is key to resolve symptoms and recover normal function of the body.
Fibromyalgia Treatment Options
Fibromyalgia patients have often experienced many conflicting pieces of information, oftentimes because the physician they saw didn’t adequately understand the problem occurring in their body. There are simple guidelines for diagnosing Fibromyalgia, but unfortunately they don’t in any way measure the nerve system, which is the very system that is proposed to be malfunctioning. Instead they measure symptoms like tender points and one is more likely to receive the diagnosis if there are impairments in cognition and sleep. The lack of nerve function tests is a clear indicator that your physician doesn’t understand the disease process. Medication to dull nerves, dull pain, or relax all muscles non-specifically will usually result. There are also a host of physicians cashing in on the fibromyalgia diagnosis with experimental treatments. These typically also involve altering the body’s normal chemistry in some way, and oftentimes have undesirable side effects. The doctors at New Wave Chiropractic Center have achieved fantastic results with many fibromyalgia patients, even those that had previously seen other physicians. They have been able to do this by measuring nerve function, relating this to the bony structure, and creating change in both structures with gentle chiropractic adjustments. This process begins to work immediately but is slow, however the results are dramatic and long-lasting.
I found New Wave Chiropractic from Yelp and have been visiting the practice periodically for nearly a year. Having been to chiropractors off-and-on for over 30 years all over the country, I've seen a lot of different styles and methodologies. And, I have to say that Dr. Paul is, hands down, the best chiropractor I have had the pleasure of working with. Dr. Paul takes a holistic approach to his patient's health and wellbeing. In addition to working through the typical computer-desk related spine and neck issues, Dr Paul was also able to provide relief from a chronic eye problem that has plagued me for years. Any time my eye pain flairs up, I go visit Dr. Paul and I'm back to normal for weeks. The level of quality and professionalism provided by Dr. Paul and the good folks at New Wave Chiropractic is unsurpassed!