The Inconsistency of Fibromyalgia Delays Diagnosis

October 9, 2017


Fibromyalgia is known for causing widespread pain throughout the body. Diagnosing this condition can be difficult because there are many other diseases with similar symptoms that need to be ruled out, and this can take time and energy. Most often, family physicians or specialists will recommend taking some type of medication to care for the individual symptoms rather than handling the disease as a whole. However, there was also another issue discovered during a recent study, making things even more difficult.


Revealing Facts About Fibromyalgia

A study observed 226 fibromyalgia patients over a two-year period in order to gauge how their pain measured up to the standard for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. As time went by, a majority of the patients fell in and out of the criteria for fibromyalgia. So, what does this mean? When you visit your doctor and suspect you have fibromyalgia, a diagnosis may depend on what type of symptoms you are experiencing during the visit. If your fibromyalgia has eased up for a short time, you may not get a proper diagnosis. In addition, this affects how doctors handle patient care.


Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

Research has revealed another interesting fact that applies to fibromyalgia patients whether or not their symptoms are flaring at the moment. They discovered that fibromyalgia has to do with how your brain reads signals of pain from the body. These signals are sent by the central nervous system via the brainstem. If something there is not working properly, fibromyalgia can be the end result.

Here at Balanced Atlas & Migraine Center in Littleton, Colorado, we understand how a tiny misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine – particularly the C1 and C2 – can impact the function of the central nervous system. These bones are located in the same area as the brainstem, and when they are out of alignment, they put stress on the brainstem, causing it to send distorted signals to the brain.

We use a gentle method to helps these bones to realign more naturally than popping or cracking the spine. Rather, it is a natural process allowing the body to heal the damage that it has experienced. Many people have seen relief for their fibromyalgia after just a couple of adjustments.


To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Littleton, CO office at 303-795-0389


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