Dr. Chris Heimlich DC, Founder of the Arizona Fibromyalgia Institute Comments:
I commonly get asked this question as I am in consultation with a fibromyalgia sufferer. Of course this is usually only asked by the newly diagnosed or those who exhibit mild signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia. Anyone who has suffered with this dreaded condition for any significant period of time will tell you it has gotten progressively worse over the years.
So you can guess my answer to “will it just go away with time?” is NO. In the April 2007 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience the McGill University Center For Research on Pain found, “The longer the individual has had fibromyalgia, the greater the grey matter loss, with each year of fibromyalgia being equivalent to 9.5 times the loss of normal aging.” In addition it is estimated that 30-60% of patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia become disabled to the degree they cannot remain gainfully employed….and that is with the myriad of medications prescribed.
This is why Functional Neurology seems like a match made in heaven for people suffering with fibromyalgia. We now know that your brain can change shape and function given the right inputs. Functional Neurological Treatment can restore the dysfunctional brain areas that are causing the widespread pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, without drugs or surgery. Brain Based Therapy is truly a revolutionary approach to this disorder. So whether you are in the beginning stages of fibromyalgia or this has been disrupting your life for years you need to address the cause of your problem….brain and brainstem dysfunction.