Fibromyalgia is Real and it Hurts!
Conquer Your Fibromyalgia Naturally!
5 Things You Should Consider...
- Drugs cannot fix the cause of your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
Your fibromyalgia is not caused by any drug deficiency; no amount of Lyrica, Cymbalta, Advil, Tylenol, ibuprofen, or DMARDs, biologic drugs will fix its underlying causes. Also all these drugs have damaging effects to your tissue over time, for example known effects to your liver and kidney. Drugs don't fix the problem, but cause more problems, even if it's free because of your insurance coverage it's still not a good deal, its insanity!
- Your Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue is a warning signal!
Just like the "check engine" light on your dashboard warns you "something" is not right with your engine; the symptoms of fibromyalgia is a warning signal that "something" is not working properly in your tissues! You wouldn't cover up the "check engine" light with a piece of tape, your car is too valuable to you. Then why would you cover up the symptoms of fibromyalgia with drugs, it will only lead to more health problems in the future.
- There is a metabolic reason for your fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
The primary cause of fibromyalgia is systemic inflammation and oxidative stress (free radical damage) in your tissues causing your pain receptors to fire. This pain causing neuro-immune imbalance is activated by multiple factors that must be addressed for you to conqueror your fibromyalgia. Simple symptom suppressing "anti-inflammatory" drugs (NSAIDs) won't cut it; by blocking the symptoms you leave the underlying destructive cause to continue the erosion of your health and well-being.
Because fibromyalgia and CFS are a body-wide disorder individuals report an extremely wide variety of symptoms. A full 100% of people with FMS have muscular pain, aching and/or stiffness and about half suffer severe headaches. Almost all suffer from fatigue, insomnia and depression. Up to 73% of FMS patients have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and digestive problems. Individuals with FMS/CFS very commonly suffer from brain health issues such as with difficulty with concentration and memory or ‘brain fog’, depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, panic attacks, and sleep apnea. Individuals with FMS commonly report easy bruising, itchy skin, rashes, irritable bladder, mouth ulcers, restless leg syndrome, allergies and reoccurring viral infections.
This wide variety of symptoms gives witness to the fact that throughout the body and brain there is not enough energy to properly run and keep these tissues in good repair. This ‘gumming-up’ of your cell function (e.g. muscle, nerve, skin) primarily involves something called chronic inflammation and oxidative stress which always act in unison. Oxidative stress is when ‘free radicals’ from poor diet and chemical exposure buildup in tissues and cause damage to cells turning on inflammation. It is this oxidative stress and chronic inflammation that leads to the symptoms of aches and pains and fatigue by stimulating pain receptors in FMS/CFS. Through proper laboratory testing the source of the systemic inflammation and oxidative stress can be properly identified and treated to conquer this disorder and the pain and fatigue it causes once and for all.
This oxidative stress and the chronic inflammation it triggers not only cause disabling pain and fatigue but has been shown to lead to tissue damage and earlier mortality. A recent study showed that individuals with CFS/FMS syndromes develop heart failure at an average age of 59, whereas the average age of heart failure is 83. The study also found the median age of death from cancer for individuals with CFS/FMS syndromes is 48, while the national average is 87, is this what you want for yourself? Drugs prescribed for your fibromyalgia such as Lyrica, Cymbalta and Tramadol only cover up your symptoms and do nothing to treat the underlying metabolic problems causing the cell damage. They may help with the pain for awhile, but they leave you wide open for all kinds of serious health problems.
- Your doctor probably does not have training in fibromyalgia
Your doctor has little to no training in the complicated issues of fibromyalgia. A recent study found most doctors have less than 12 hours of training in chronic pain disorders. Therefore, they are not schooled in the proper laboratory testing needed to uncover the causes of your fibromyalgia. The usual basic metabolic blood profile and CBC will not provide the answers. There are some unique functional laboratory tests that I utilize to determine the underlying metabolic dysfunction in individuals with FMS/CFS. Many complex issues need to be accessed that your doctor may have no understanding of: Increased Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut), Dysbiosis (Bad Bugs in the gut) activating a systemic inflammatory response (70% of your immune system is in your GI tract) and hidden IgG food allergies all can play a huge role in causing your pain, fatigue and general lack of wellness.
- Your doctor may have no answers for you beyond drugs and exercise
Just because your knee surgeon was covered by your insurance you would not let him or her do brain surgery on you. Asking your drug trained doctor to perform intricate complex nutritional or Functional medicine on you is just as absurd. Your doctor is not trained in the utilization of functional laboratory testing, such as urinary organic acid profile, blood biomarkers of nutritional deficiencies, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, ELISA IgG food allergy testing, salivary hormonal testing and so much more. Therefore, you cannot expect him or her to run the tests or know how to interpret them. Then without the training he or she does not have the ability to address the underlying problems with natural nutraceuticals; needed vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc. Today the medical approach of drugs and surgery to chronic health problems is now a leading cause of bankruptcy and death.
If you would like to read more about fibromyalgia please click on a title below:
What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Fibro and Fatigue? There is hope
Treating the Smoldering Fire of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
What more information specific to your case? Then call today for your FREE consultation with Dr. Greg Fors at 763-862-7100
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Becoming the Mom I've always wanted to be Angela K. Blaine, MN Date: 9/8/12
Dr Fors is the first Dr I've ever had tell me that he can fix my health problems. In my 8 year journey with Fibromyalgia, my health took a turn for the worst this past summer. I believe everything happens for a reason, and now I am working with Dr Fors to obtain a greater quality of life. He believes in getting to the root cause of my illness, no one had ever wanted to do that. After a month of treatment at his clinic, I can honestly say I am starting to have much better days. I was bedridden for 4 months, I could barley take care of my son who just had his first birthday. It was devastating. Having the support and care of Dr Fors and his daughter, I am going to reach my goal of running a 5k, and becoming the healthy Mom....body and mind that I've always wanted to be. Thank you doesn't express my husbands and my gratitude enough!!*
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary
How Does Our Patient Intake Process Work?
Dr. Greg Fors' primary goal is to be as comprehensive as possible in determining the exact cause of the metabolic and neurological issues causing your fibromyalgia. To accomplish this, his initial assessment and report of findings occurs over two separate visits. This ensures that he has the time to address and explain all of the metabolic and neurologic concerns in your case. It also allows you plenty of time to meet with Dr. Greg Fors and his staff and discover if our clinic is right for you. We have helped patients from all over the country get their lives back. Let us help you as well!
WHAT DO THE TWO FIRST VISITS ENTAIL?
Click Here to get our clinic's biomedical intake care form and fill it out thoroughly. The more information Dr. Fors has about your condition the better able he is to help you!
Visit #1: We encourage you to drop off ahead of time your intake forms and any previous lab tests or imaging studies so we can review them. On the first visit Dr. Greg Fors will review your intake forms, medical records and any previous lab work with you. We will perform a comprehensive, non-invasive neurological exam to discover how your fibromyalgia may be affecting the health of your brain and body. Many of the symptoms fibromyalgia syndrome causes (brain fog, depression, anxiety, memory loss, chronic fatigue, etc.) are from early changes occurring in the brain. With Dr. Fors' specialty in neurology he will be able to readily identify all areas of concern that are developing.
Visit #2: After reviewing your case history and examination findings with you, Dr. Greg Fors will discuss his recommendations of care for your case as well as the comprehensive laboratory testing he would order. On this visit all fees for continuing care and lab testing will be discussed.
For more information on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue please click here for Dr. Greg Fors' articles on Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue.
Dear Future Patient,
Do you ache all over at times? Do your muscles hurt when you exert them? Does fatigue haunt you? Are you noticing other health issues: digestive problems, mood swings and brain fog? You may be suffering from fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and/or Chronic Fatigue syndrome. I am Dr. Greg Fors a Board-certified Chiropractic Neurologist (DIBCN), nationally certified in acupuncture and certified in Applied Herbal Sciences (NWHSU) and author of the best-selling book on fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain “Why We Hurt”. As a recognized expert in the field of chronic pain and brain health issues I would like a moment of your time to personally speak to all who are being tormented by fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and/or Chronic Fatigue syndrome. First and foremost I want you to know that you can recover; there is a path to real healing, I have done this with numerous patients and I can do it for you!
Just know that you are not alone! More than 1 in 50 suffers from these syndromes. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are caused by a decrease in cellular energy production in your body and brain. This loss of energy production is caused by the poisoning of our cells by our deficient diets, chemical exposure and chronic infections! Ever wonder why there are so many energy drinks on the market now and coffee shops? This loss of cell vitality takes place throughout the body especially in energy demanding tissues such as muscles, the digestive tract and the brain.
This loss of cell vitality leads to pain and disability, plus research is now shows rates of earlier death from preventable diseases. But you can get better! This can finally be achieved when the underlying metabolic issues are properly identified and treated; I have personally witnessed this with thousands of patients and individuals, even in myself and my own daughter! Please give me a call today at 763-862-7100 for a free consultation.
Dr. Greg Fors, DC, DIBCN