Tag: fibromyalgia

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 »

Is you lower back problem a mattress problem?

Is you lower back problem a mattress problem? If you ask people about lower back pain, some have spent a lot of money on a new mattress hoping it was the answer to their problem. For some, it made sense to buy a mattress such as sleep number because it allows you and your spouse to have the mattress as stiff or soft as you like. Even with this ability, or when the new mattress is in your home, your lower back may still be painful in the morning. Designing the perfect mattress for the lower back sufferer may require Read More »