Fibromyalgia is one of the most misunderstood health conditions to-date. It is not caused by a bacteria, virus, parasite, candida, heavy metal accumulation, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, Lyme Disease, an auto-immune disorder, hormonal imbalances or musculoskeletal pain and conditions. Rather, it is caused by all of these and by none of these.
Fibromyalgia is a generalized term used to explain why a patient has severe nerve pain and trigger point pain in the muscles. It is often accompanied by fatigue and malaise, depression and much more. It is a symptom, not a cause, of multiple possibilities. Figuring out a patient's history and health status are key to determining the right course of action necessary for treatment.
Who gets Fibromyalgia? Usually, women in their thirties and older are affected. Men can also get diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well, but not as often as women. It is not contagious, and most importantly, it can be minimized to become asymptomatic with the appropriate treatment.