Tag: myofascial pain syndrome

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 »

Why Fibromyalgia is a lousy classification leading to the bad diagnosis of why you hurt.

Why Fibromyalgia is a lousy classification leading to the bad diagnosis of why you hurt. In 1990, a group of Rhumatologists created a condition they called Fibromyalgia, which was meant to explain a certain set of patients who were experiencing pain this group could not explain or even help very well. The problem is that the criteria is vague and has in many cases been discredited, although if you check through the internet, it has become a great marketing tool for pain management providers and Rhumatologists to find patients who are desperate for relief. A great example of this is Read More »