Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness, as well as a feeling of burning and tightness in the bones, muscles, and joints.
It usually includes fatigue. People are wiped-out tired.
The theory is that the brain, spinal cord, and other nerves are not processing pain signals or communicating with the rest of the body correctly.
We see a lot of fibromyalgia patients who get a great deal of relief in our clinic. We customize treatment for each fibro patient. Some need the gentlest of care, while others respond better to a firmer touch.
Once a person is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, most doctors blame all symptoms on this condition and throw heavy meds at it.
We find that improving the function of the entire body allows the pain to settle down. When pain is decreased, we sleep better, which reduces fatigue.