Fibromyalgia

Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia NYC - Dr. Michael Minond NYC Chiropractor

NYC Fibromyalgia Remedies Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014

  • Do you suffer from pain in the joints and muscles, similar to those aches and pains that accompany the flu?
  • Do do get sharp sudden, and random pains in different areas of your body for no apparent reason?
  • Have you been to a medical doctor and complained of problems including headache, short-term memory loss, and insomnia? 
  • Has your doctor run test after test and told you that he can find nothing wrong with you?
If you suffer from any of these symptoms or a combination of them, you may be suffering from Fibromyalgia.
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What is Fibromyalgia? - NYC Fibromyalgia Remedies Located in the West Village of Manhattan New York City 10014

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is characterized by pain in the soft tissue regions of the body. This includes all muscle groups and even the skin. Fibromyalgia and fatigue have been linked. People suffering from Fibromyalgia often have problems with memory loss, along with migraines headaches.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, meaning that lasts for a long time. Sadly, most doctors within the medical community dismiss this condition. It takes the average person suffering from fibromyalgia up to five years to get a diagnosis. It is believed that more women suffer from fibromyalgia than men.

Fibromyalgia is often referred to as FMS, or Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The most common symptoms of Fibromyalgia are aches and pains of the muscles, joints, and the skin. I recently had a patient who told me that when her Fibromyalgia flared, it hurt her to be touched, no matter how gentle the touch. Other symptoms may include:
  • Stiffness when waking in the morning
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Difficulty sleeping and non-restful sleep
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and kidney and bladder problems
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have many of the same symptoms. It is believed that many people who suffer from one syndrome also suffer from the other. Veterans returning from war who experience "Gulf War Syndrome" also suffer from many of the same symptoms.

People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, spinal arthritis, or lupus are at a risk for also developing FMS. Women who suffer from Fibromyalgia may find that their Fibromyalgia flares when their hormones fluctuate. 
For this reason, women who are menstruating, pregnant, or entering menopause may find that they have more frequent episodes of FMS.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

The exact cause of Fibromyalgia is not certain. It is thought that the amount of serotonin a person produces may be one factor. Those who produce less serotonin in the brain may be at risk for developing FMS. Because women produce significantly less serotonin, this may explain why more women than men suffer from Fibromyalgia. Causes of Fibromyalgia may be one certain thing, or they may be a combination of several different factors. Causes can include:
  • A stress related incident such as a car accident, a sudden injury, or post-traumatic stress syndrome
  • A medical condition that affects the central nervous system such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • Infections that may trigger Fibromyalgia symptoms
Currently, scientists are examining the link between hormonal disturbances that combined with chemical imbalances can lead to Fibromyalgia syndrome. This combination can lead to ineffective nerve signaling within the body. The nerve endings can signal to the brain that there is a painful stimulus, when none actually exists. It is also thought that the nerve bundles in the body could be compressed or have pressure on them that cause them to signal pain to the brain.

Fibromyalgia and Diet

One of the things that makes Fibromyalgia such a unique syndrome is that it affects each person in a completely different manner. This remains true when it comes to Fibromyalgia and diet. A diet that works at controlling symptoms for one person may not work for another. 

Diet does play a role in treatment, just not the same, specific diet for each person. While there is not a certain diet for each person, there are several foods that seem to trigger symptoms in each person. These foods should be avoided by anyone suffering from FMS.
  • Aspartame - Aspartame, which is commonly known as NutraSweet, is an excitotoxin that stimulates nerve endings.
  • MSG - MSG or mono-sodium glutamate is also classified as an excitotoxin.
  • Nitrates - Nitrates are usually found in highly processed meats such as bologna. The body can't tolerate them well, and sufferers of FMS tolerate them even less.
  • Caffeine-  Caffeine is often used to relieve the fatigue associated with FMS. However, after the caffeine wears off, patients with Fibromyalgia are more likely to "crash."
Of course, these foods are not good for anyone and I always recommend that all patients steer clear of them. I have noticed that no matter the disease or condition, eating a healthy, balanced diet, composed mainly of natural foods, always seems to help the condition.
Contact Chiropractor Dr. Michael Minond For A Free Consultation Regarding A Fibromyalgia Remedy in Manhattan

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I have treated so many patients who suffer from FMS that I consider myself a fibromyalgia specialist. Unlike conventional doctors who seem to want to place everyone on some type of medication, my treatments for fibromyalgia consist of working with you to devise a diet and an exercise plan.

While I realize that exercising when you aren't feeling well is difficult, it has been proven that exercise can increase the energy and reduce the pain found in patients with FMS.

I also work with you to pace your day and your life and combine this with chiropractic adjustments designed to ease your pain. With regular chiropractic care, FMS can be managed. 


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