9 in 10 Fibromyalgia
Patients Are Female
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition often accompanied
by depression and fatigue, in which a person feels pain in
the muscles and tissues surrounding the joints.
The cause is unknown, however recent studies have found abnormalities of the brain chemicals in fibromyalgia patients. Specifically, MRI scans have shown an increase in blood flow in the brain region known to discriminate pain intensity. There is currently no diagnostic test to confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. It is simply diagnosed using a check list of clinical criteria.
Unfortunately, the symptoms on this list are things that 95% of our population experiences on a regular basis. Many of these symptoms are emotional in nature and stress related. To complicate this condition, the most commonly prescribed drug for treatment of fibromyalgia (Lyrica) can cause side effects of weight gain (which will exacerbate the original fibromyalgia symptoms), edema, dizziness, and sleepiness.
Also, once diagnosed with fibromyalgia, many patients find that their Doctors attribute any complaints they may have to fibromyalgia, so the patients feel pacified and not cared for properly. Recent good news is that fibromyalgia is connected to one of the most common nutritional deficiencies, Vitamin B Complex. It is necessary to determine and correct these deficiencies as they directly affect the thyroid, kidney, and adrenal glands.
Natural Ways To Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain:
Eliminating certain foods from your diet - this has helped fibromyalgia patients greatly reduce symptoms of pain, headaches, fatigue, bloating, heartburn, and breathing difficulties. The most common problem causing foods are those highly processed foods, corn, wheat, dairy, citrus, sugar, caffeine, and soy. It is important to also stop all use of synthetic vitamins as it is reported to bring relief to more than 30% of all sufferers. Come in for Nutrition Counseling with Karen, and she can help you find which to eliminate from your diet.
Exercise - Use a slow progression to your tolerance, this improves muscle strength and endurance, thus increasing blood circulation to the muscle, bringing nutrition which allows the muscle to heal and relax. This will result in reduced pain, stiffness, fatigue, and depression.
Get proper sleep - the recommended 8 hours each night. As most people who suffer fibromyalgia never reach deep delta sleep, the growth hormone designed to help the body repair connective tissue is never utilized as it is only in the deep sleep stage that this hormone is released.
Seek emotional counseling or prayer - You would be surprised how much your emotions actually effect your body and how it feels! Try keeping a diary of your emotions and pain symptoms and see if you notice a correlation between increased stress and increased pain.
Chiropractic Care & Massage - We have seen MANY fibromyalgia patients get great relief from consistent care. Come in today and talk with us about what we think your care plan should be!
Acupuncture - We do not offer this, but many have found relief with it.
Nutritional Supplements - Many symptoms associated with fibromyalgia can be managed by including foods with B vitamins, but this is difficult to do in the typical American diet. It's imperative that you supplement your diet with a good protocol of natural whole food vitamins.
Some Supplements that we recommend are...
- Cataplex B - The complete B complex which stimulate metabolic, cardiovascular, central, and peripheral nervous systems.
- Drenamin - helps maintain healthy adrenal glands by supplying rich vital nutrients and bovine adrenal proteins not found in other products.
- Magnesium Lactate - Magnesium is necessary for nerve conduction, muscular movement, bone, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and glucose management.
All are available for purchase at Scheideman Chiropractic.
Oil of the Month
Sweet, Minty, & Warm
Use for Muscle Pain, Cramps, Tendonitis, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Bladder Infection, Eczema, Gout, Infection, Kidney Stones, Obesity, Ulcers, Lymphatic Cleansing, Joint Pain, Hypertension, and Inflammation.
Apply to the area of concern, bottoms of feet. May want to dilute with olive oil
prior to application.
Some Other Application Ideas:
*Apply a warm compress on location 3 times weekly.
*Massage into muscle tissue in a full-body massage weekly.
*Diffuse alone, or with other oils mentioned below for 30 minutes every 4-6 hours or as desired.
Note: Avoid during Pregnancy. Not for
use by people with Epilepsy. Test a small area of skin first for allergies.
A few other oils that have been known to help reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms are:
-Idaho Balsam Fir
-Deep Relief Roll-On
-Stress Away Roll-On
Help Us Reach 300 "Likes" and you could win a
FREE 1 Hour Massage!
Free Info Class About
21 Day Detox and Nutrition Testing
14030 Bank Street #1
Becker, MN 55308