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Fibromyalgia in Williston

Fibromyalgia Centers of America

WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that involves widespread pain, sleep disturbance, headaches, digestive dysfunction, and heightened skin sensitivity.  Typically, lab tests come back “normal”, and therefore help little. However, people with fibromyalgia know that they are not “normal”.  The signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia in Williston are often heightened due to weather, stress, physical activity or foods.


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA

A patient must have several symptoms present so that the diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be confirmed. First is widespread muscle and skeletal pain. Widespread is defined as pain occurring on the right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist, and along the spine. Localized pain also must occur in a majority of identified "tender points" all over the surface of the body. The pain continues for months at a time and is most often accompanied by stiffness. Second is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  The constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating associated with IBS are common for sufferers of fibromyalgia.  Another is heightened sensitivity; it’s common for people with fibromyalgia in Williston to report being sensitive to odors, noises, bright lights and touch.

Here is a list of general signs and symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss or “fibro fog”
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Chronic headaches
  • Tempo mandibular (jaw) joint dysfunction
  • Bowel disturbances
  • Anxiety
  • Racing heartbeats
  • Allergies
  • Decreased coordination

Three of the most common diseases associated with fibromyalgia are Irritable Bowel Syndrome (lBS), Raynaud’s Disease, and temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction .


WHO IS AFFECTED BY FIBROMYALGIA?

The statistics* below give us an idea how many people are suffering with fibromyalgia:

  • Fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million (or as many as 1 in 50) Americans
  • It occurs seven times more frequently in women than in men
  • Women who have a family member with fibromyalgia are more likely to have it themselves
  • It is the 2nd most common rheumatic ailment after osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia primarily occurs in women of child bearing age, but children, the elderly, and men can also be affected
  • 90% of fibromyalgia patients have jaw and facial tenderness that could produce symptoms of TMJ dysfunction
  • 50% of all fibromyalgia patients suffer from sensitivities to odors, noise, bright lights, medications, and various foods

* American College of Rheumatology, 2004; The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, 1999; and the Fibromyalgia Network, 1999

Depending on where you look, you find greater numbers of fibromyalgia sufferers.  The National Foundation for Fibromyalgia states as many as 12 million Americans, or up to 4% of the population, suffer from FM but go undiagnosed because of the elusive nature of this disease.

If you’ve been told, “It’s all in your head”...

Since fibromyalgia patients commonly have associated depression, and because the cause of the disease is only beginning to be understood by the medical establishment, these patients are often dismissed by family, friends or even their doctor, as having a mental disorder.

A 2013 study of fibromyalgia patients published in the medical journal, Brain, came to some fascinating conclusions.  Here is one of them:

“...fibromyalgia syndrome is not a variant of depression but rather represents an independent entity that may be associated with depressive symptoms. The finding is compatible with fibromyalgia syndrome and depression being independent disorders although concomitant (existing together) in a proportion of patients.... This study has major implications regarding the nosological status of fibromyalgia syndrome: our results challenge the current concept of fibromyalgia syndrome as a variant of depression or merely psychological disorder.”

In other words, just because fibromyalgia sufferers commonly have psychological symptoms such as depression and mood disturbances, these are not the cause of the disease.  In fact, the opposite is true, that the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia are instead the cause of the psychological symptoms.  This study concludes that fibromyalgia is not “all in your head”.


WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT YOUR FIBROMYALGIA PAIN IN WILLISTON ND?

 Most fibromyalgia sufferers who come to us have already been to multiple doctors and had many tests.  They’ve spent thousands of dollars on many different powerful medications, and are typically miserable and not doing the things that once brought them joy.

If this describes you, if you are tired of being in constant pain, having constant fatigue, and are looking for relief, then you must be willing to try something you've never tried before.  At Fibromyalgia Centers of America (FCA), we have helped many with this condition to the point where they no longer need their medications.

At FCA clinics, our unique approach will let us know quickly whether or not we can help you.  Our trained doctors have helped thousands of fibromyalgia sufferers find the cause of their pain and regain their lives. It is our passion and commitment. If you think you have fibromyalgia, you may qualify for our treatment program. Contact us at (701) 577-7771 to schedule an appointment with a certified FCA doctor.

Dr. Moore of Health Solutions Chiropractic is trained and certified by Fibromyalgia Centers of America, an organization created by caring and concerned doctors who have independently researched methods to help frustrated and debilitated sufferers of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.  This nationwide network of doctors share knowledge, methods, and results with a professional commitment toward relief. They are committed to finding the causative factors and correcting them through modern technology.

For more information on Fibromyalgia Centers of America please visit: https://fibroca.com/

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Health Solutions Chiropractic
2204 2nd Avenue West Suite 102
Williston, ND 58801
(701) 577-7771

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