Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a chronic condition characterized by widespread muscle pain and stiffness, and tenderness at specific body sites. The pain and extreme fatigue associated with Fibromyalgia can be debilitating. As a syndrome, other symptoms often occur with it; for example, almost all people with Fibromyalgia suffer from disturbed sleep. Fibromyalgia has also been called fibrositis and fibromyositis.
Related symptoms may also include irritable bowel syndrome (diarrhea and/or constipation with no other traceable causes), Raynaud`s phenomenon (white and cold hands), severe headaches, Sicca syndrome (dry eyes and/or mouth), and osteoarthritis. Other common physical symptoms include bruising easily, night cramps, "restless leg" syndrome, teeth grinding, sensitive bladder, mouth ulcers, sleep irritability, short term memory loss, and difficulty concentrating may also accompany Fibromyalgia. Symptoms seem to worsen in cold or humid weather. It is not surprising that anxiety and depression are often associated with Fibromyalgia. Depression is generally thought to occur as a result of living with the syndrome, and not as part of the disease itself.
Fibromyalgia is not degenerative, and not deforming. The results of x-rays, CT scans, MRI, and blood studies of people with Fibromyalgia are typically normal. It has been reported that 70-90% of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are women ranging in age from 20 to 50 years old. Although Western medicine has developed some strategies for diagnosing and treating the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, the actual cause of the disease is still undetermined. Fibromyalgia Syndrome differs from common muscle soreness associated with exercise or aging. With Fibromyalgia the pains seems more permanent and widespread throughout the body.
In an official diagnosis, a history of generalized muscle pain is confirmed, and tenderness or pain is felt upon pressing 11 to 18 specific points on the body. In addition, other symptoms such as those mentioned previously, are taken into account by the diagnosing physician.
Scardino Family Chiropractic, in Newtown, PA, has obtained extraordinary results for patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. Through our utilizing of Torque Release Technique and an Integrator adjusting instrument, we deliver a highly specific low force chiropractic adjustment. This enables the nervous system to better communicate and to begin the healing process needed for recovery.
My staff and I are looking forward to working with you towards a better understanding of true healing and a much happier YOU!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Gary Scardino