Tag: fibromyalgia

Evidence suggests most people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are misdiagnosed.

Evidence suggests most people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia are misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia is a classification that was added in 1990 by Rheumatologists to describe a painful condition where the pain the patients reported was extreme compared to the clinical signs found on evaluation.  They had traits in common including tender points as well as sleep disturbances. Rheumatologists have little training in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain, however they created this category which they referred to as Fibromyalgia.  Once the category was established, the condition Fibromyalgia was considered a disease and drugs such as Lyrica were recommended for alleviation of the symptoms. Read More »

New research suggests Fibromyalgia may be a posture problem.

New research suggests Fibromyalgia may be a posture problem. Fibromyalgia was a classification developed by rheumatologists to try to explain chronic pain patients they had trouble understanding. The original classification spoke about the idea of tender points, sleep disturbances as well as diffuse pain that often did not correlate with medical exam findings. Lyrica, which has been used as a sleep aid was and still is being used to mitigate the effects of the condition, with unpredictable results. The book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain examined the original classification and found flaws which Read More »

In chronic pain? Are you being widgeted by our healthcare system?

In chronic pain? Are you being widgeted by our healthcare system? Are we not men, we are Devo was taken from a song by a popular band named Devo in the 1970’s.  The concept was the devolution (de-evolution) of our society.   Basically, the idea of a failure to evolve or worse, go backward. For those who are somewhat familiar with the term widget, it talks about a product that is produced, usually in quantities of 100 or more. An  iPhone and an Amazon Echo are popular widgets. The American healthcare system has devolved into treating us like widgets or products by convincing us Read More »

Going Gaga about Fibromyalgia; Is this really the reason Lady Gaga has been in pain?

Going Gaga about Fibromyalgia; Is this really the reason Lady Gaga has been in pain? by William D. Charschan D.C.,C.C.S.P., I.C.C.S.P. Lady Gaga reported that she has cancelled the European part of her tour due to pain on the right side of her body.  She also just released a documentary on Netflix which showed her being cared for in a medical clinic for chronic pain.  She has released photos of people doing ultrasound to her right shoulder and she has been talking about Fibromyalgia, a diagnosis she was given by her doctors. Is the reason she is in pain Fibromyalgia, is this a Read More »

Growing evidence shows Fibromyalgia is often a misunderstood functional medicine problem; another reason to see a chiropractor first.

Growing evidence shows Fibromyalgia is often a misunderstood functional medicine problem; another reason to see a chiropractor first. In 1990, a group of Rheumatologist’s published their criteria for patients with chronic pain we now refer to as Fibromyalgia. They found a number of common traits in these patients who seemed to defy medical classification with their complaints of body and joint pain. Since there was no agreed way to describe people with these symptoms, the classification of Fibromyalgia was born. The book, Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain looked at their criteria which included Read More »