I’d like to share some information with you about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
These frustrating conditions pose quite a conundrum for both patients and doctors. From the patient’s perspective, it dominates their life. It drains their energy, causes widespread pain, alters their mood, and disrupts their relationships.
It can also be discouraging for the doctor. Many of the medications they prescribe don’t make much of an impact. And because the patients keep returning with more and more complaints, some doctors give up by telling them that their problem is “all in your head.”
Having helped a variety of Fibromyalgia patients over the years, I’ve found this condition to be multi-factorial. A number of different factors play a role in its development and progression. From my experience, two reoccurring themes are shared amongst Fibromyaglia sufferers.
1) Upper Cervical Misalignment
Misalignment of the first and/or second cervical vertebrae can create symptoms shared by Fibromyalgia patients. Correction of this misalignment may reduce the pain and discomfort you feel.
In one chiropractic study, 23 patients received a specialized upper cervical procedure. Upon completion of the care, all 23 patients reported 92-100% improvement in their symptoms. Here’s what one of my recent Fibromyalgia patients experienced after receiving Upper Cervical Care.
2) Food Sensitivity
Patients are routinely surprised when they uncover a sensitivity to certain food items. Common foods can be responsible for the chronic fatigue associated with this condition. I encourage all Fibromyalgia sufferers to implement this 14-day elimination diet.
It involves the complete avoidance of corn, dairy, citrus, wheat, soy, and nuts. At the end of two weeks, they begin to reintroduce each item back into their diet. The results can be eye-opening, to say the least. Patients become aware how sensitive their body is to common food items. Symptoms that went away during those two weeks suddenly flare up within minutes or hours of consuming a particular food.
So it’s an easy, non-invasive, and cost-effective (free) way to determine if the foods you’re consuming are related to symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Many patients search for nutritional supplements they can take that may help with their condition. While these supplements aren’t “cures” for Fibromyalgia, they have proven to be useful for improving quality of life:
- Douglas Labs FM Support Pack – Provides a comprehensive and synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids specifically designed to address the joint and neurological concerns of individuals with poor chronic health.
- Corvalen d-Ribose – Accelerates the natural way the human body produces energy, while improving cardiac function and reducing muscle stiffness, soreness, and fatigue.