Fibromyalgia in the United States
In the US alone, roughly 4 million adults are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia each year. Accounting for 2% of the population, this condition is much more common than most people assume. Simply put, Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes pain all over the body. There is no clear cause of this disorder, although it is hypothesized that it is the result of a change in how the central nervous system processes pain, among other factors. Oftentimes, Fibromyalgia surfaces after a triggering event. Such events include
- Serious injury or accident
- Infections like Epstein-Barr virus or Lyme disease
- Major operation
- Significant emotional trauma
There are a wide variety of symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. These include:
- Chronic aching/throbbing pain throughout the body or at multiple sites (legs, arms, head, chest, abdomen, back, buttocks)
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle/joint stiffness
- Tenderness to touch
- Numbness in extremities
- Issues with concentration
- Heightened sensitivity to light, sound, odor, and temperature
- Digestive issues
Managing and treating Fibromyalgia can be complex, as the condition is not fully understood and there is no single treatment that works for everyone. Given the wide range of symptoms and potential accompaniment of other conditions like depression and anxiety, doctors may have a hard time designing a treatment plan that fits your exact needs. This is why understanding your unique background and symptoms is the first step to productively healing from this disorder.
Holistic Approaches to Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat due to how differently it affects each individual. Thus, understanding your own genetics, lifestyle, habits, and background is crucial to developing an effective treatment plan. By having a firm grasp on your own unique health profile, you can help medical experts and holistic healers develop a treatment plan that works best for you.
Medical experts play a key role in the management and treatment of Fibromyalgia. Given that the most common symptom of this disorder is widespread chronic pain, doctors are able to prescribe conventional medicines that provide pain relief. What’s more, physical therapists are able to help with stiffness and joint discomfort by helping individuals stretch correctly and strengthen their muscles.
With Fibromyalgia, it is important to take a holistic approach to healing in addition to conventional medical treatment to ensure that you are combating this disorder on all fronts. Herbal remedies can help with pain management, and stress/trauma therapy can help identify the underlying causes of the disorder. Additionally, yoga and meditation have been proven to help relieve some of the mental health symptoms associated with this condition.
Although there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, developing a treatment plan that combines traditional western medicine and holistic approaches can allow you to live your life to the fullest with this condition.
The Freedom from Fibromyalgia Summit
The 2023 Freedom from Fibromyalgia Summit is an online event that takes place from May 23rd – May 30th, 2023. This summit is designed to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary to take their Fibromyalgia symptoms into their own hands and live a healthier life. This insightful conference, hosted by the esteemed Dr. Rodger Murphree, will bring together over 40 of the world’s leading doctors, functional medicine experts, chronic disease experts, scientists, and more to discuss the latest research, treatments, and strategies for reversing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and improving one’s overall health. With presentations on topics such as the 4-step process to increase your energy naturally and breathing to relieve pain, this event is sure to provide attendees with a wealth of enlightening information. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to gain tools and knowledge that are beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing.
DrTalks Video Resources on Fibromyalgia
Learn From Experts on Reversing Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic disorder that causes severe pain and discomfort for a large amount of the population. With no known cure, addressing this condition both conventionally and holistically is crucial for those who wish to lead a healthy and pain-free life. At the Freedom from Fibromyalgia Summit 2023, you will have the invaluable opportunity to learn from experts in the field about how you can take control over Fibromyalgia and improve your health and healing journey. Register today (https://summits.drtalks.com/freedom-from-fibromyalgia-summit/) for the Freedom from Fibromyalgia Summit 2023 and begin your path to a better life.