Fibromyalgia

Defined as:

  • Pain in the muscles and fibrous connective tissues
  • Fibromyalgia affects 3.7 million Americans
  • Fibromyalgia was traditionally depicted as having 12 of 20 symptomatic trigger Points.
  • Pain is the most common symptom of Fibromyalgia
  • Common symptoms include muscle exhaustion (Chronic Fatigue), chronic headaches (Migraines), Abdominal pain or Bloating (IBS) , Alternating Constipation & Diarrhea, and Skin and blood circulation problems.
  • Long term effects of Fibromyalgia can affect frontal lobe and impact mood, memory and cognitive function (Fibro Fog).
  • Cerebellum can also be compromised affecting balance and coordinated movement.
  • Until recently Fibromyalgia was regarded as an hysterical reaction to pain and like Crone’s DX and stomach ulcers was considered a “non-organic“ condition.

Biochemical Intervention

  1. Mitochondrial – Sudden burnout
  2. Metabolic IBS/IBD  Thyroid
  3. Stress – Financial / Work / Relationship
  4. Toxicity – Hormones/ Metals/Toxins Liver
  5. Adrenal – DHEA/Cortisol
  6. Depression – NeuroTransmitter  Function

Symptoms Resulting From a Disruption in the Brain’s Electrical Vitality:

* Brain Imbalance resulting in an Overactive Upper Brainstem (Mesencephalon) * Chronic pain & Chronic Fatigue * Migraine headaches & light sensitivity * Blurred vision * Increased sweating * Difficulty falling or staying asleep * Heart palpitations, increased heart rate * Irritable Bowel Syndrome * Urinary tract infections * High blood pressure * Fibro Fog or Flu-like symptoms

TransNeural Degeneration Does Not Get Better By Itself

The longer you have TND the more and faster your brain dies.   The Journal of Neuroscience reports that the McGill University Centre for Research on pain has found; “The longer the individual has had fibromyalgia, the greater the gray matter loss, with each year of fibromyalgia being equivalent to 9.5 times the loss in normal aging”.

Evaluation of the Brain Based Care Patient

  • Screening Exam
  • Insight Technology Scan

Sensitive Computerized scans to determine Autonomic Nervous System Function, Pain Levels, and Physical Performance that may be affecting Cortical and Cerebellar input.

  • X-rays

X-rays, MRI’s or other imaging may be important to access damage to spine and nervous system.
Much of long term physical trauma is forgotten or minimized.

  • Comprehensive Health History

Allows us to identify any past and present stressors in your life – especially those resulting in Long Term Pain or Dysfunction
Physical Stress- Current and Past Trauma, LT Pain
Chemical Stress – Metals, Hormones, Pesticides
Emotional Stress – Financial, Personal, Social

  • Comprehensive Functional Neuro and Physical Exam
  • Functional lab tests – as needed

- Analysis of Metabolic Conditions using Advanced lab Tests – Neurotransmitter Testing for Serotonin, Dopamine and Epinephrine levels – Comprehensive Digestive Testing for Intestinal Permeability, Dysbiosis and Metabolism – Super-sensitive Thyroid Testing – Mitochondrial Function Test for Energy Conversion Problems – Toxicity Tests – Adrenal Function for Stress

A Suite of Therapies Used for Brain Activation

  1. Vibration Therapy on One Side of the Body
  2. Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments on One Side of the Body
  3. Oxygen Therapy
  4. Exercise with Oxygen Therapy
  5. Low Light Emission Laser
  6. Auricular Therapy
  7. Olfactory Stimulation
  8. Mirror Imagery
  9. Spin Therapy

If you would like to see if BRAIN-BASED CARE might help you or a loved one contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Arline Constance October 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I have had fibromyalgia for many years, since in my 20′s and I am now 67. Lately, I am having symptoms that doctors thing are heart related, however none of their tests results show that I have heart problems. I went to a cardiologist this week who thinks that all my symtoms are caused by fibromyalgia, but wants to give me a chemical stress test to make sure it’s not a heart issue. If the chemical stress test does not show a heart problem, she wants to put me on a low dose of cymbalta. I have taken cymbalta before and could not function as it made me very dizzy and really have an out of focus feeling. She says that was because I took too high a dose. I am concerned about the stress test as physical stress sets the fibrobyalgia off and I’m unable to fuction for weeks or months from the terrible pain. Lately my legs and arms and hands have been very weak. I fell forward a few days ago with out knowing why. I have been my Mother’s and Daddy’s caretaker for a total of 7 years. Mother died 2 yrs ago, then my Father began to have heart problems. He went to a nursing home this week, and I’m now not obligated to always be there, which should take a lot of stress off of me.

My question is, should I have the stress test? I’m concerned it will set the pain off again, which has dulled a little lately. And should I try Cymbalta again at a lower dose?

Thanks,

Arline Constance

Jeannie July 9, 2012 at 11:58 pm

What do you do in a metabolic neurological assessment? I have fibromyalgia and live in Vancouver, Canada. In Canada we have a technique called Brain State Technology http://www.brainstatetech.com/research#

and wonder if you can tell me if you do something similar or different than this technique. My FM started with a injury that torqued my spine, months later the pain resinated down to my bottom part of body and now it is everywhere. It has been four years this month, when the injury started. I also have thoracic outlet syndrome which has gotten better from 4 yrs ago, but still have compression on veins/artery/muscles.

Jeannie
604-2557-7802

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