If you are going through the process of a fibromyalgia diagnosis, you may wonder why it’s taking so long. After all, you can look online and see a long list of symptoms that match what you are going through. If you are experiencing widespread pain, tingling in your hands and feet, insomnia, fatigue, chronic headaches, brain fog, and a host of other symptoms, shouldn’t the diagnosis be simple?
Here are a few reasons the diagnostic process is drawn out. In the meantime, you may also want to seek natural relief that can help with many of those symptoms regardless of whether or not fibromyalgia is the eventual diagnosis.
Fibromyalgia Symptoms Seem Similar To Other Conditions
The biggest issue with diagnosing fibromyalgia is that the symptoms noted above can be related to many other conditions, some of which may require immediate attention. Thus, your doctor will probably want to test for all of those conditions first to rule them out. That is why a fibromyalgia diagnosis is one of exclusion—when all the other tests come up negative.
Also, while one doctor may diagnose the symptoms above as fibromyalgia, another may lean toward chronic fatigue syndrome since most of the symptoms match up. The main difference is that a physical examination should reveal certain tender points that would lean toward a fibromyalgia diagnosis. But since pain levels are not always as high, someone may feel more or less tenderness depending on the day the examination takes place.
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Natural Fibromyalgia Relief In Boise, Idaho
The symptoms of fibromyalgia, including heightened pain processing, can often stem from misalignment of the upper cervical spine. Because of this, virtually all fibromyalgia sufferers will have a history of head or neck trauma before the condition sets in. Upper cervical misalignments can also lead to headaches, numbness and tingling, and numerous other spinal related disorders.
Correction of the upper cervical misalignment is paramount to the restoration of health in these situations. As a result, proper brainstem function can be restored, vertebral blood flow can be facilitated, and cerebrospinal fluid can drain properly.
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