Yes, Fibromyalgia is a Syndrome. People with fibromyalgia exhibit a specific group of symptoms. The diagnosis of firbromyalgia is often given when no other explanation can be given to account for the symptoms, like "normal" laboratory tests. It is a condition that demonstrates widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body, at least 11 of 18 tender points(a pre-designed spot that is painful when 9lbs of pressure is applied - enough to make the nail bed of the finger whiten) in joints, muscles, tendon and other soft tissues that lasts continuously for at least 3 months. Individuals with fibromyalgia may suffer from other conditions such as:
- Morning stiffness
- Problems sleeping or sleep disorders
- Chronic facial muscle pain or aches
- Fatigue, headaches,
- Restless leg syndrome
- Memory difficulties
- Numbness and tingling
- Menstrual difficulties
- Twitching of muscles
- Depression and anxiety
Many people are confused about the cause of fibromyalgia because it doesn't fit into a disease category. Drugs are usually not effective with fibromyalgia making it difficult to manage successfully by maintstream healthcare. Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder complicated by decrease oxygen levels. According to Majid Ali, MD, Professor of Medicine of Capital University of Integrative Medicine, there are "Three basic facts about fibromyalgia: 1) All symptoms of fibromyalgia are caused by cellular oxygen deprivation. 2) Oxygen deprivation is caused by dysfunctional oxygen metabolism. 3) Oxygen metabolism becomes abnormal due to excessive and cumulative oxidative stress caused by sugar overload, antibiotic use, undiagnosed allergies, synthetic chemicals and anger." He also states: the 3 Rs of Fibromyalgia - 1) Fibromyalgia is Real 2) Fibromyalgia is Reversible 3) Fibromyalgia cannot be Reversed with drugs.
Fibromyalgia is central nervous system disorder associated with a disruption in the brain's frequency of firing, oxygen disorder and imbalance and metobolical malfunction. Our office offers support and management for fibroymyalgia by caring for patients neurologically and metabolically. Please click the Welcome to Our Office tab for further information.
If you or someone you know suffers from Fibromyalgia, call and schedule an appointment today. Our methods of care may be able to help support and manage your Fibromyalgia.