Anyone with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia knows it can be difficult to adhere to a complex set of treatment instructions: physical therapy, medications, creams, journals, the list goes on. We get busy or forget and sometimes don’t comply completely with the treatment, but sooner or later the pain creeps back in. It turns out that regular chiropractic visits can actually help fibromyalgia patients adhere to long-term ... Continue Reading →
Recent research suggests a potential new cause for fibromyalgia: it’s in your skin. If their theory is further validated in future studies, the results could lead to new treatments for this chronic conditions that currently has no known cure.
For years the causes of fibromyalgia have remained elusive, but one of the main theories blames a process called central sensitization. In this theory, the central nervous system is responsible ... Continue Reading →
Fibromyalgia is typically thought to affect middle-aged women, causing widespread chronic pain and debilitating fatigue. Now, new research is shedding light on less well-known victims of fibromyalgia: teenagers.
Despite insufficient research, many physicians tell worrying parents that their teens are likely to “outgrow” the symptoms. But a new study suggests that over 80% of teens with fibromyalgia suffer from ongoing symptoms into adulthood, and ... Continue Reading →
We’ve all heard that calcium is crucial for preventing bone and joint problems, but new research suggests there may be another mineral we need to be mindful of: zinc. In particular, a study suggests that levels of zinc within the cartilage cells may help to explain why tissue destruction occurs in patients with osteoarthritis.
Arthritis is a leading cause ... Continue Reading →