Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and psychological or digestive distress. According to the CDC, more than 5 million Americans are affected by this condition with women outnumbering men 7:1. Fibromyalgia is characterized by many or all of the following:
Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a diagnosis that is made by eliminating other conditions. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) uses severity as a basis for diagnosis. If a person has widespread pain greater than or equal to a “7” on a scale of 1-10 and a symptom severity level greater than or equal to a “5” on a 10 point scale, if their symptoms have been present at the same level for 3 or more months, and if the patient doesn’t have another disorder that would explain their pain, a person is diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Even though there is no known cause for fibromyalgia, many of the symptoms can be traced back to neurological interference. When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system cannot function the way it was intended to. As a result, pain, even widespread pain, can result. By correcting the vertebral subluxations, Dr. Nagel can address much of the neurological interference in the body, allowing the immune system to function at its best. As the area’s only Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner, Dr. Nagel’s extensive education and experience then qualifies him to counsel his patients in stretches, exercises, and nutritional changes that can alleviate their symptoms and extend the effectiveness of their chiropractic care. What results is an alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms and long-term care for the overall condition?
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