More people than ever are suffering with Fibromyalgia. Did you know that 2.1 – 5.7% of all Americans have Fibromyalgia (1), AND that there is NO 100% reliable medical test to verify or diagnose this disorder? (1) http://www.flash.net/~dwback/fibromyalgia.htm)
My name is Dr. Russell Brokstein, chiropractor and owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center located in Freehold, NJ. I have been helping patients with Fibromyalgia for over 13 years.
Here are the facts: Diagnosis is difficult, the underlying cause of it is unknown, frequency, degree and location of pain vary from day to day, and treatment is focused on managing the symptoms. Many of the medications doctors are recommending (Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella) have severe side effects and can be extremely dangerous. At best they just give temporary relief, but the side effects prevent the patient from enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle.
Chiropractic has been shown to be an extremely effective way to manage symptoms by allowing the body to function normally after an adjustment. It all comes down to clearing the master system, the Nervous System! Did you know that chiropractic can help people with Fibromyalgia just by removing nervous system interference?
One common symptom found in Fibromyalgia sufferers are tender points. These red dots represent tender points. “Tender points” refers to tenderness occurring in precise, localized areas, particularly the neck, spine, shoulders & hips
On top of the tender points there are several Syndromes that often appear with FM:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Dr. Frederick Wolfe, a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, is a respected rheumatologist and a well-known investigator of Fibromyalgia. Dr. Wolfe points out that chiropractic treatment helps FM patients
Source: Frederick Wolfe, “The Fibromyalgia Problem,” Journal of Rheumatology 24,no.7(1997) 1247-49
Dr. Wolfe wrote “In our current series, we interviewed 81 FM patients and 81 control patients using a structured questionnaire. We asked patients to indicate if a drug or treatment had reduced their pain…Of interest is that chiropractic treatment scored among the most effective measures”
Source: Wolfe F: The clinical syndrome of fibrositis. Am. J. Medicine 81 (suppl 3a):7-14, 1986
In our Freehold office, we not only analyze the traditional tender trigger points associated with Fibromyalgia, but we perform a state of the art computerized spinal exam that helps locate imbalances and pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. This helps us locate the areas of the spine that are interfering with normal nerve impulses. We take our analysis further by testing sensitivities and stress levels with biofeedback stress reduction. Internal and external stress is known to cause many symptoms and illnesses including those syndromes common to Fibromyalgia. The biofeedback technology measures the severity of the sensitivities, if they are acute or chronic, then using the treatment portion of the biofeedback uses positive reconditioning to balance the immune system. Next we test the body for toxicity. The more toxins and chemical build up in the body, the more sensitive the organs, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Finally we examine the hormonal balance and with basic nutritional vitamin supplementation balance the adrenal glands.
Our unique, natural multi-pronged approach to health and wellness has helped many Fibromyalgia sufferers that no other doctors have been able to achieve results with. We have been helping residents in Freehold, the surrounding towns of Marlboro, Morganville, Colts Neck, Manalapan, Howell, Jackson and other communities of Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey. For more information on Dr. Russell Brokstein, go to our website at www.ChiropractorFreehold.com
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