There is life after Fibro Diagnosis!

Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.  Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of antagonistic factors.  This disorder is frustrating for the individual diagnosed with the condition because it is widely misunderstood.

Because many of the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia are similar to various other disorders, you may see several doctors before receiving any answers. Your primary care physician may refer you to a rheumatologist [a doctor who specializes in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions] for conclusive diagnostics.

Physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress can be the catalyst for the onset of symptoms. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.  Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Tension headaches, fatigues, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, sleep disturbance, memory & mood issues, restless leg syndrome, anxiety and depression are not uncommon with this disorder.


In the treatment of fibromyalgia patients in our clinic, we have found that the vast majority of patients with this diagnosis, also present with a very stagnant and sluggish lymphatic circulatory system.  Why is this significant?  Our ‘lymph system’ is in effect, our internal street sweeping mechanism.  Its responsibilities include the clearing of metabolic waste, lactic acids and general ‘debris’ from within our tissues and organs.  A back up in the filtration of the lymph [by the liver] will cause stagnation of the lymphatic fluid, creating an inflammatory response within the tissue of the body….head-to-toe.  The benefits and power of lymphatic drainage and other manual detoxification techniques that we employ, have produced remarkable reductions in the chronic day-to-day pain that fibromyalgia patients experience.

Additionally, what we consume and how our bodies are able or unable to process and utilize foods and liquids, are critical in the reduction of inflammatory markers in the body.  Knowing your blood-type [‘Eat Right 4 Your Type’ by Di Adomo] could be priceless information in making appropriate changes and choices.  Frequently, fibromyalgia patients are extremely sensitive or allergic to vegetables in the ‘night shade’ category.  Gluten, dairy and corn are the usual ‘suspects’ in creating and maintaining inflammatory markers throughout the body.

Working cooperatively with our leading edge practitioners in alternative and nutritional medicine; determining food, environmental and other sensitivities, have made the defining difference in the creation of a more comfortable, productive and enjoyable…

Life After A Fibro Diagnosis!