Fibromyalgia: The Challenges of Diagnosis!

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition where there is widespread / whole body pain that is often difficult to diagnose.  Some patients may spend years of going to different doctors, undergoing many tests (of which most, if not all, are “negative”), and they may be diagnosed with different conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, or…

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Fibromyalgia & Chiropractic Care

Do you wake up feeling tired, washed out, and dragged down?  Do you have generalized pain throughout your body that doesn’t seem to respond to anything you’ve tried?  Do you wake up multiple times a night and fight getting back to sleep?  These are classic symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM). However, when caught early and treated…

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Fibromyalgia – What Exercises Should You Do?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that gradually interferes with many aspects of one’s life.  The challenge of treating FM is finding the right combination of approaches that positively impacts the structural, emotional, and chemical aspects of the body in such a way the FM patient can function “normally” in day to day activities.  Exercise…

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Fibromyalgia – Important “Fibro Facts”

So you think you may suffer from Fibromyalgia (FM) and you’re trying to find out more information about FM…..but where do you start?  Certainly you can “Google” the word “fibromyalgia” and spend the rest of the day, week, or maybe month reading about the symptoms, clinical signs, the many treatment options and the different types…

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Fibromyalgia – What is it… Exactly?

There are many conditions that can be attributed to specific causes with a clear origin and means of diagnosis.  However, there are also conditions that are obscure and can only be diagnosed by eliminating other, more common conditions.  Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of those conditions where the degree of pain and disability can be profound…

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Does Diet Make a Difference with Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex condition that includes widespread symptoms of muscle and joint pain, where everything seems to ache and is associated with severe exhaustion and fatigue.  It affects up to 4% of the population (woman > men), with no known cause or known cure.  With these facts, it’s not surprising that many sufferers…

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Posttraumatic Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) has a long reputation for being a controversial diagnosis.  Some health care providers (HCPs) feel FM is a legitimate condition that warrants treatment and research while others feel it’s a “garbage can diagnosis” that HCPs throw patients into when they’re not sure what diagnostic label to use for a patient’s condition.  Regardless of…

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Fibromyalgia Exercises – What Can You Do?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by generalized pain distributed in a non-anatomical pattern.  That is, the pain is widespread, possibly in all four limbs, the trunk and/or head.  It can be primary (not associated with another/different condition) or secondary (a specific condition like irritable bowel syndrome, trauma, post-surgical, etc. gives rise to FM).  Some…

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