If you have been diagnosed with ‘Fibromyalgia’ by physicians – neurologist, internist, pain management specialist etc.
ACCORDING TO THE MAYO CLINIC :
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread pain. The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least three months. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.
- Fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is often disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
- Cognitive difficulties. A symptom commonly referred to as "fibro fog" impairs the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks.
Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other painful conditions, such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Migraine and other types of headaches
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
Why does it hurt?
Researchers believe repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people with fibromyalgia to change. This change involves an abnormal increase in levels of certain chemicals in the brain that signal pain (neurotransmitters). In addition, the brain's pain receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become more sensitive, meaning they can overreact to pain signals. BASICALLY YOUR NERVES ARE CONSTANTLY IRRITATED RESULTING IN PAIN
Most doctors including Neurologists typically prescribe "Lyrica" or some other nerve desensitizing medication which only serves to "dull" the pain and mask the symptoms and not address the underlying cause.
THE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF IS :
Are you happy with just a diagnoses to describe your condition?
Are you happy to just treat your pain and symptoms using medications which just mask the symptoms and could possibly have many serious other side effects?
OR WOULD YOU RATHER GET TO THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN AND TREAT THAT AND NOT HAVE TO REPLY ON MEDICATIONS ANYMORE !!!!!
Recent research through Neuro Muscular dentistry has determined that the biggest contributor to FIBROMYALGIA is - a poor alignment of the bite ...called malocclusion this is when the top jaw (Maxilla) and lower jaw ( Mandible) are not functioning in harmony with the muscles and teeth. This leads to your jaw muscles having to work hard to maintain that bad bite which in turn are innervated by the Trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. ( Coincidentally this is the main nerve that innervates the teeth and muscles of the jaws and around the eyes. ) However this fact is often overlooked or misunderstood. Since this is a major sensory nerve to the brain if there is irritation of the nerve it may lead to sensory overload and thereby irritating other nerves leading to your condition of FIBROMYALGIA.
Here at The Cobb center for Advanced Dentistry we use safe and effective methods for determining if your FIBROMYALGIA is indeed due to a bad bite and if we can help you correct these problems and lessen or eliminate your symptoms . If we determine that they are not due to a bad bite or if we are not confident we can help you we will notify you and would not waste your time, money or our time either.