What is “IT”?
“It” is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), a syndrome comprised of the symptoms listed to the right.
Let’s begin by breaking the word down into it’s parts:
Fibro = fiber
Myo = muscle
Algia = pain
Now we all know that it is not this simple. In fact, FMS is very elusive. By definition, FMS is defined as a chronic syndrome (which is a grouping of signs and symptoms) characterized by widespread muscle, bone, and joint pain. It affects more women than men at a ratio of 9 to 1.
The American College of Rheaumatology states that Fibromyalgia Syndrome affects as many as 6 million people in the U.S. That’s 1 in 50! Take a minute and think about that. That’s a lot of people.
On the other hand, there is a lack of proper diagnosis or many people are misdiagnosed. The National Foundation for Fibromyalgia states that as many as 12 million Americans suffer from FMS but go undiagnosed due to it’s elusive nature. This basically means that many people walk around in constant pain not knowing what is going on with them. While, in the meantime, they are progressively getting worse.
FMS is very debilitating, and we see in our patient histories that it always progressively worsens over time. It never just stays at one level. Because of it’s debilitating nature, FMS affects many people and not just the patient alone. Family members, co-workers, and children are very much affected by FM as well, as it steals life from them while they are taking care of their loved ones.
This affect comes in many levels and varying degrees. The most affected are the spouses; they suffer nearly as much while watching their loved one lay in bed for days at a time. But it didn’t start this way. It starts when the FM sufferer can no longer do normal daily activities. Sure, they are able to clean the house a little bit but they pay for it for days. They have trouble attending church functions or kids sporting events, because it hurts them to stand just as bad as it does to sit on a bench or church pew.
There is hope. Don’t believe the lie that you have to live like this. Let us help you get your life back.
Here is our most recent fibromyalgia success story…
“When my friend first told me about Upper Cervical Care and how The Besso Clinic of Chiropractic was able to help her, I thought it would definitely be worth a shot. I had been suffering from Fibromyalgia, and severe muscle pain since I was 36 years old, and I am now 67 years old. The last 5 years have been very bad. My body just hurt everywhere! I couldn’t get around and do the things I liked to do, so I thought I’d see what Upper Cervical Care was all about. I had tried other things and gone to my family doctor but I just couldn’t afford all the medication they wanted me to take.
At my first visit, and all of the following visits I’ve been treated excellent. The staff here really care about their patients. They are angels! I like everything about The Besso Clinic of Chiropractic!
I’m so thankful my friend told me about The Besso Clinic because I now feel wonderful! I feel so very, very good. My metal outlook has improved and I have more energy. Best of all the pain is gone. I have been able to not use my cane as much anymore. It’s like having a new body!
I think The Besso Clinic of Chiropractic is great. I tell people that I have no insurance to cover me, it comes out of my pocket. I’m doing this for myself. NUCCA care works better than anything I have ever tried.”
Audrey W. Stow, OH
Now something you don’t here a lot about is ‘What causes fibromyalgia?‘ According to the CDC the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. But the CDC does report that some things have been ‘loosely’ associated with disease onset, including:
- Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I encourage you to take a closer look at our website. As you learn more about how the body is designed your symptoms may make a lot more sense and you may find hope for recovery. We have dozens of success stories, a few short videos that describe how we treat fibromyalgia, and several blog posts that may interest you. If you have been suffering from Fibromyalgia and you are from the Cleveland/Akron Area to schedule a complimentary consultation with the Besso clinic call (330) 689-1234 or just click the button below.
Yours In Health,
Dr. Geoff Besso 330.689.1234 Besso Clinic of Chiropractic, Inc. Stow, OH
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