Chiropractic for fibromyalgia
I'm new today on this website, so this may have already been discussed in the past. I've suffered with fibromyalgia for years - pain, sick, exhausted. My doctors at Kaiser insisted it was all psychosomatic and tried to push me to take Neurontin, which I refused. I tried several different prescription painkillers, but they did little for me. High doses of ibuprofen helped, but an endoscopy revealed major redness down my entire GI tract. In May 2010, I saw an ad for an upper cervical specific chiropractor in my area who specializes in chronic pain - fibro, migraines, sciatica, many others. It's been slow, painful, and expensive, but it's also been like a miracle. He's given me back my life, no exaggeration! I'm not completely OK yet, but I'm walking without a cane now, my pain levels are greatly reduced, I feel much less sick, my vertigo and balance problems are better, my blood pressure has dropped, lots more energy. He also encouraged me to check deeply into the side effects of my prescriptions and I found that lisinopril causes many of my symptoms and when I quit taking it, my pain levels dropped even more. I would like to encourage anyone with chronic pain issues to consider an upper cervical chiropractor who uses infrared thermography as a diagnostic tool. It requires two years of additional training so they're not easy to find, but, based on my personal experience, well worth the search. Hope this helps others.