Fibromyalgia Care – Part 2
This is brought to you by Holistic Health Center, P.C. in Alpharetta.
Written by Dr. Michael Dellaria, B.S., D.C.
We will start by reviewing some probable functional causes of fibromyalgia in Alpharetta. One possible link to fibromyalgia in Alpharetta is in a condition called leaky gut syndrome (please see the article on this for a full description). In this condition there is damage to the intestinal lining and undigested food, toxins, bacteria and other pathogens can “leak” into the blood stream. This can most certainly be a cause for fibromyalgia as this causes the immune system to start attacking this foreign matter that does not belong there. As this battle wages on, inflammation is produced and it is produced wherever the immune system is at work. So if toxins lodge in someone’s elbow and the immune system is at work there, someone with fibromyalgia will have unexplained elbow pain. If undigested food is being dealt with around the intestines then someone with fibromyalgia will have unexplained pain possibly bloating around their intestines. If the immune system is at work fighting off some bacteria in and around the brain, a person with fibromyalgia will have possibly headaches, migraines, brain fog or fatigue. As you can see there can be any number of scenarios and this leaky gut syndrome can be tested for in Alpharetta and can be corrected. So if this is the cause of a person’s fibromyalgia in Alpharetta, this can certainly help.
Another potential cause for fibromyalgia in Alpharetta is vertebral misalignment. When the vertebrae of the spine misalign, which happens easier then you would think, they damage the delicate spinal nerves. The brain sends messages down the spinal cord and out these spinal nerves to organs, muscles and glands telling them how to function. It should be simple to see then if these spinal nerves are being damaged by the misaligned vertebrae that these signals or messages would not be received correctly by the organ, muscle or gland. This is very often the cause for a malfunctioning or dysfunctioning organ, muscle or gland. A person with fibromyalgia has multiple areas of complaints and rather than medicate each area to alter the symptoms while creating other symptoms caused by side effects they can have themselves checked for vertebral misalignments. Once the vertebrae are adjusted back into their correct alignment the signals have a chance to reach the organ, muscle or gland as they were designed to. I say have a chance to because even though the vertebrae has been adjusted back into its proper position and pressure or damage has been removed from the delicate spinal nerve, the nerve still needs a chance to heal. The longer the bone stays off the nerve the faster the nerve will heal. This will be based on how often a person with fibromyalgia has their spine adjusted. The more frequent the adjustments the faster the nerve will heal. The only downside is a person with fibromyalgia is already in a tremendous amount of pain and the manual adjustment does enter a force into the body to adjust the bones of the spine back into place. To a person with fibromyalgia this sometimes in itself can cause a slight increase initially in inflammation and pain. In our practice at Holistic Health Center, P.C. in Alpharetta we use an instrument to lightly adjust the bones of the spine back into place. We have found this to be much more tolerable for patients with fibromyalgia as it lightly adjusts the bones of the spine through a series of impulses. We find patients with fibromyalgia are less sore after the adjustments, hold their adjustments for longer periods of time and feel hardly any discomfort during the spinal adjustment.
Another possible cause of fibromyalgia in Alpharetta is an improperly functioning liver or a body that is overloaded with toxins either from the environment or self induced either with recreational drug use or over the counter medications. When toxins accumulate in the tissues they can cause a number of problems for a person with fibromyalgia. Toxins can block receptor sites on cells so hormones don’t have the effect they are supposed to have on the target tissue. For a person with fibromyalgia they may have some kind of unexplained hormone imbalance. When toxins accumulate in the body the body surrounds them with fat and water to insulate the organism (you) from them. A person with fibromyalgia may have issues with losing weight even if adhering to a strict diet. When the body accumulates toxins it often tries to rid the body of them through the routes it has available; liver for detoxification or neutralization, kidneys and bowels for elimination as well as the breath and skin. So a person with fibromyalgia may have issues with body odor which is unexplained due to the body trying to rid itself of toxins. A person with fibromyalgia may have unexplained irritable bowel syndrome with bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Someone with fibromyalgia may have acne or other skin blemishes even eczema type reactions due to the body attempting to eliminate toxins.
The body can be detoxified, this is possible and testing in Alpharetta does exist to determine if the body’s detoxification systems are impaired. Whether it be health questionnaires to identify patterns of impaired detoxification, functional bloodwork analysis to evaluate liver enzymes and other inflammatory markers or blood tests to determine sensitivities to environmental toxins such as plastics, fragrances or cigarette smoke. For a person with fibromyalgia, the body can be detoxified and testing does exist to determine if the body is toxic and if so to what. Sometimes many stones must be overturned until you find the main reason for all the symptoms for a person with fibromyalgia. Often times there are multiple areas that need to be corrected and corrected in a specific order to attain the desired result. You would not attempt to detox a fibromyalgia patient without first ensuring that both their brain and gut barrier are intact without running the risk of unleashing toxins from other areas of the body into these areas thus causing their symptoms to worsen.
At Holistic Health Center, P.C. in Alpharetta we offer testing for fibromyalgia type symptoms and effective treatment to help with this chronic condition.