Fibromyalgia: The Truth About This Mysterious Affliction

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Fibromyalgia is a very mysterious “disease” defined by widespread pain, chronic fatigue, and mood and sleep problems. Science still doesn’t know what causes it, but fibromyalgia doctors know the pain is real. Sadly, the symptoms are often overlooked — or the pain is misdiagnosed as something else. It can be hard for doctors to listen; the disease can’t be ruled out through a simple laboratory test, and it can’t be detected in a lab nor seen on an x-ray.

At the Blatman Health and Wellness Center we have helped many people get better from fibromyalgia. We look at the condition in a different way.

Fibromyalgia is not a disease. It is a word that describes a person whose biology has lost resilience and is falling apart. Here is how to understand it..

If you have a heart issue you might get sent to the cardiologist. IF the doctor can’t find something big enough and bad enough to give a diagnosis, you might be called “mitral valve prolapse.”

IF you have a GI issue you might be sent to the GI doctor. IF the doctor can’t  find something big enough and bad enough to give a diagnosis, you might be called “irritable bowel.”

Now what if it is not just your heart and not just your bowel, but your brain, thyroid, hormones and more aren’t working right … none of it might be real bad, but each with symptoms significant to you .. and then there is the pain. This is Fibromyalgia. It is not a disease, but a condition of being.

Here is how you get it…

You take this high performance human biologic Ferarri and for many years feed it poison oil and low octane inflammatory food, and let toxic waste leak into its water supply (leaky gut) wearing out its core energy reserve, and then take one more hit it can’t recover from .. and all body systems start to decompensate. AND it does not matter what causes the hit ..  it can be a psychosocial trauma where the dog died, partner left and the house burned down, it can be a car accident, it can be a viral infection, etc. When body systems decompensate far enough that there are enough symptoms across multiple biologic systems, the result is called Fibromyalgia. It is not a disease. IT does not cause anything.

And the pain is almost all from your fascia .. injuries through your lifetime compounded by a serious inflammatory reaction in this fascia from food you should not be eating.

This means that there is a good chance we can help your body put itself back together… restoring your energy and your fascia. Diet, exercise, trigger point injections, prolozone, PRP, peptides, and stem cells might all be useful in your treatment.

Presentation of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Understanding Fibromyalgia this way helps us understand how every case is both different and similar with regard to symptoms that are widely varied. It also provides a path for healing.

Many doctors refuse to recognize fibromyalgia as a diagnosis, instead turning to other related diagnoses that they can pool together to create a path of causation for the patient. If you want a fibromyalgia doctor who recognizes its existence and has experience in treating it directly, you’ve come to the right place at Blatman Health and Wellness Center. Don’t settle for antidepressants and muscle relaxers as the answer to your pain; let our team of fibromyalgia specialists dig deeper and acknowledge the root causes of your physical symptoms. Treatment includes education, bodywork, lifestyle changes, and more.

Identifying and Healing Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by a fibromyalgia doctor through a specific combination of pain lasting 3 months or longer and occurring on both sides of the body, above and below the waist, along the spine or chest and pain when pressure is applied to at least 11 of 18 designated points. These tender spots are mostly just kinks in the fascia that hold you together coming from a lifetime of injuries and environmental toxicity.

Many fibromyalgia doctors believe that the affliction is one of the muscle tissue. There is also the theory that fibromyalgia may be hereditary. Perhaps so, but 91% of your genetic structure can be changed by what you eat and what vitamins you take. Symptoms can include very unusual pain, chronic fatigue and headaches, TMJ, irritable bowels, memory challenges and an irritable bladder.

Common treatments for fibromyalgia that don’t include pharmaceuticals are PRP treatments, trigger point injection therapy, stem cell therapy, myofascial release, biofeedback, and more. There’s a different way for fibromyalgia specialists to manage your back pain and prevent it from recurring, and the pain is likely the culprit of many of fibromyalgia’s other symptoms, because chronic pain takes a real toll on the body and mind.

Getting Help for Fibromyalgia

Wondering what kind of doctor treats fibromyalgia? Unfortunately, most physicians do not understand the complexity of fibromyalgia pain, which is why it often takes so long for patients to receive a proper diagnosis. Avoid frustrating doctor office visits by choosing an integrative or holistic fibromyalgia doctor specializing in pain management.

Comprehensive, regenerative treatment protocol that approaches fibromyalgia from a whole-body perspective proves effective for managing fibromyalgia’s symptoms in the long term. Because doctors in fibromyalgia still don’t understand the cause of this mysterious affliction, it’s impossible whether to say there is a remission stage for this disease. However, choosing a medical professional who focuses fibromyalgia treatment on healing the irritated tissues, immune system, and nerves contributing to the pain can greatly increase quality of life for patients.

Natural Home Remedy Treatments for Fibromyalgia

There are also a variety of natural treatments to manage your fibromyalgia you can do at home. Most of our patients experience the greatest benefits by following a variety of techniques. Yet everybody is unique. In the end, whatever works best for you is what we recommend.

Many fibromyalgia sufferers have found relief through mild exertion forms of yoga. Much like treatment for scoliosis, yoga may help strengthen and lengthen damaged muscle and fascia tissue, relieving pain symptoms. Enroll yourself in a local class. Try a 75-minute session twice a week for two months and see how you feel. You’ll likely feel less pain. Many who regularly practice yoga also have less of the stress hormone, cortisol, in their blood.

Meditation may also be beneficial. Though the pain of fibromyalgia is of course physical, how our brain processes the pain will affect how well we can live an active life. Studies have shown that meditation can relieve fibromyalgia help calm your mind and ease your body, promoting deep rest and relaxation. In turn, this may help your body heal itself. In-office biofeedback sessions in combination with at-home meditation can boost these effects.

Dietary supplements such as tryptophan or S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe) can also help treat symptoms of fibromyalgia. Tryptophan will help make melatonin and serotonin. (5-HTP) is a natural amino acid supplement, but in Dr. Blatman’s opinion, it should not be used. It will not increase serotonin much and is more likely to increase a neurotoxin called quinolinic acid. SAMe can also serve as a methyl donor for people who have genetic methylation issues. SAMe is a molecule that can help relieve pain, morning stiffness, and fatigue.

Talk to your fibromyalgia doctor about other natural treatments that may provide relief.

Recover Faster with Blatman Health and Wellness Center

Most people ignore trigger points, considering them a minor annoyance. But ignored trigger points don’t always go away. Do you truly want to put up with a constant knot of pain for potentially the rest of your life? As a licensed fibromyalgia doctor, Dr. Blatman’s trigger point therapy will provide the soothing relief you need to focus on your life – not your pain. To learn more about how our doctor treats fibromyalgia and what combination of holistic and regenerative therapies might work best for you, call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment. You have nothing to lose but your fibromyalgia pain!

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