fibromyalgia

In our first episode in the Cutting Through the B.S. series we will tackle Fibromyalgia.  We discuss the different causes of this very confusing conditions as well as the many different treatment options that are out there and why many of them fail.  We will then further delve into what is causing the condition in […]

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Human brainTo recap:  Yes- the pain is in your head- but you’re not crazy.  In Part I, we discussed how it’s the brain that actually processes pain.  This is why the medical model’s approach is to give pain killers or medications that alters the patient’s brain’s ability to process or perceive pain.  We discussed “nocioception” the process of stimulated nerve cells that perceive pain stimulus (burns, inflammation, infection, traumatic wounds, etc.) to send signals to the spinal cord and brain that usually- but not always- cause the perception of pain (acute or c

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Woman With FibromyalgiaGina is a busy mother and a single parent who works at night to support her son.  Unfortunately, she has been riddled by severe pain enveloping her entire body for the last 11 years.  Gina has seen several specialists for her pain and they performed diagnostic testing which included MRI’s of her brain and all areas of her spinal cord.  No abnormalities were found, and she was told that she was normal.

Words cannot describe the level of frustration Gina experienced.  Her pain was severe and she knew it was real, yet her doctors repeatedly implied otherwise. 

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