Can My Pain From Fibromyalgia Have A Primary Cause?

Does My Fibromyalgia Pain Have A Primary Cause?

Fibromyalgia  is painful debilitating condition that mostly affects women between 20-50 years of age. The pain from Fibromyalgia can be so severe, that simple everyday tasks become challenging. It is estimated that 12 million people suffer from Fibromyalgia with many of these people going undiagnosed. These people are the mothers, sisters, daughters, neighbors, and friends of our community. Even though Fibromyalgia is most common is middle-aged women, 25-40% of children with chronic pain meet the criteria for juvenile Fibromyalgia. This makes Fibromyalgia the most common musculoskeletal problem in young people.

Fibromyalgia is the usual diagnosis for people suffering from widespread pain all over the body that cannot be linked to any specific injury or known cause. Headaches, TMJ, carpal tunnel, insomnia, IBS, chronic fatigue, and an inability to stand cold weather can also be symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. All of these seemingly unrelated symptoms can make getting a proper diagnosis difficult. Adding to the problem is the fact that there are no medical or laboratory tests for the detection of Fibromyalgia. Even when a diagnosis is made, the medical approach is only an attempt to reduce or relieve symptoms as there is no medical cure for Fibromyalgia.

The medical treatment of Fibromyalgia is usually drugs that have been shown to have little effect towards improvement. Aspirin and corticosteriods do not help the symptoms of Fibromyalgia very much, and have varied side-effects. Over the counter medications like Advil and Motrin are a leading cause of kidney damage with about 20% 0f 125,000 end-stage kidney failure as a direct result. Tylenol can also cause kidney disease, as well as digestive disorders such as peptic ulcers, Reye’s syndrome, and about 30-40% of hospital admissions for bleeding ulcers.

Although there may be several causes for the development of Fibromyalgia, most researchers agree that abnormal function of the nervous system and your ability to process pain is the primary cause. Neurological control of blood flow, muscles, sleep patterns, and the transmission of pain may be the actual cause. An abnormally functioning nervous system can create false alarms and pain out of nowhere or from everyday movement and actions that would not be seen in people with properly functioning brain to body communication. In other words, people with Fibromyalgia have and oversensitive nervous system or what is technically called supersensitive.

Fibromyalgia can develop from whiplash injuries, repetitive strains, overuse of neck muscles from work related tasks, even bad posture. These types of injury can cause disturbances in the nervous system which result in creating an obstruction in how the nervous system communicates with the rest of the body. This is because the nervous system and the bones of the spine are intimately connected.

A cause of obstruction to the nervous system resulting from a deviated vertebra in the spine is called a Structural Shift. A Structural Shift can create irritation to the nerves or spinal cord and this irritation can create an obstruction to normal communication between the brain and the rest of your body. This obstruction can cause hyposensitivity or, as in the case of Fibromyalgia, supersensitivity of the nervous system.

A Structural chiropractor is trained to detect and correct Structural Shifts and help the body restore normal function to the nervous system. Chiropractic care can also improve spinal posture, normal movement of the spine, and increased flexibility of the spine. All of these things are essential and have been shown to improve Fibromyalgia. Structural Chiropractic has been proven as a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way of resolving secondary conditions like Fibromyalgia and should be at the top of the list of anyone suffering needlessly.

Alex Roes
Alex Roes
2023-12-21
I am a violinist that had tendinitis in both of my hands coming from my neck misalignment. Dr. Zifteh got me back to normal within a few months, and now I am in even better shape than before. 10/10
Brian Roes
Brian Roes
2023-12-18
Dr. Zifteh is an excellent chiropractor, who focuses on finding the least invasive way to get the maximum results for her patients. I have been receiving chiropractic care from her for about two months— the results have been remarkable. Not only has my neck and back pain decreased dramatically, but my posture has noticeably improved! Dr. Vicki Zifteh was recommended to me by a local medical doctor friend of mine as “the only chiropractor in Jacksonville I can wholeheartedly recommend.” I have had other chiropractors previously and I felt like they just started “cracking” without truly assessing what was happening in my body and systematically measuring progress and results. Dr. Zifteh is exactly the opposite. She is very conscientious about holistic assessments, x-rays (when necessary), symptom monitoring… and only makes physical adjustments when necessary. She is also highly trained in soft tissue work which makes the whole process very smooth and integrated. In addition to all of these things, she is punctual with her appointments, communicates professionally, and is very friendly and comfortable all the time. Highly recommend!
Benjamin Lamb
Benjamin Lamb
2023-11-06
Best Chiropractor Ive ever been to, hands down. I went to multille different ones to ease specific pain for over 5 years with no lasting relief. Dr. Soriano identified the root cause & provides consistant relief. He also instructed me with a plan to help the body to heal.
Jessica Hudson, D.C.
Jessica Hudson, D.C.
2023-10-05
Dr.s Soriano and Zifteh are top notch. Every time I get an an upper cervical adjustment, I feel so much clearer. I can think clearer, sleep better and function better overall. I can always count on Apex to put my head back on straight!
Deanne Roes
Deanne Roes
2023-09-29
My son is a violin performance major at university. During his second semester he began to experience pain in both arms, along with tingling and electric shock- like sensations. He became unable to play. He went to a doctor and was instructed to wear braces, take massive amounts of ibuprofen and give it time- there was “No injury only inflammation.” Two months passed, and he was not able to touch his violin, he was unable to text, type, hold a writing implement, or do any kind of fine motor skill activity. He could not work out, sleep well, and was dependent on pain relievers to get through the day. The pain and weakness remained the same. My son lost a semester of progress. During this time, I spoke with my son’s former pediatrician and she said “Without even seeing him I know what the problem is- it’s his neck. And there is one person in the city of Jacksonville who I know can help him.” We visited Dr. Zifteh who did extensive scans and developed a treatment plan. She was both honest in her assessment and full of hope and encouragement. Her approach was non-invasive and gentle, focused only where he needed adjustment. Within two months my son was pain free, edging back into practicing, and had regained full mobility of his fingers, hands and arms. Four months later, he has returned to full strength and stamina. He is performing, playing 4-5 hours per day, teaching, and back on track to accomplish his dream of becoming a professional violinist. Dr. Zifteh’s skill and care created a miracle for my son and we still are marveling at the healing he experienced. Thank you!!
Adison Nikolai
Adison Nikolai
2023-09-20
I started taking my 16 month old to Dr. Vicki for reflux. My daughter loves to go! I noticed an improvement in her reflux after several visits. Dr. Vicki takes the time to listen to you and is great with kids. Thank you!!
john gallagher
john gallagher
2023-09-18
Pleasant and patient, Dr. Zifteh took the time to ensure that I understood what she was doing for me and why.
Megan Kinney
Megan Kinney
2023-09-10
I would give 10 stars if I could. My son showed improvement IMMEDIATELY, after having issues latching for a little while he latched & was so relaxed & comfortable right after his adjustment with just 1 visit. Dr. Soriano is a Miracle worker!! He was very thorough & explained everything he was doing & why. He made us feel very comfortable too
Jennifer Vannoy
Jennifer Vannoy
2023-07-21
Dr. Soriano is so knowledgeable! He does a thorough exam, explains what should be normal, and he has an amazing bedside manner. We can't wait to see the progress he makes with our daughter!
Konrad Klonowski
Konrad Klonowski
2023-05-20
Dr. Vicki Zifteh's adjustments significantly reduced my chronic neck pain and headaches. Highly recommend and thank you for your help.