What’s a syndrome? It is the association of signs and symptoms as the cause for these is unknown.
Fibromyalgia fits in that category since, to this day, no cause has been identified. What has been mentioned is a series of findings common to sufferers of the pathology experts call fibromyalgia.
First off, the term fibromyalgia stands for:
– Fibro- (filaments);
– – mya (muscles);
– – algia (pain).
In a nutshell, based on the etymology of the word, fibromyalgia means pain to the muscles and connective tissues.
2 specific criteria define fibromyalgia:
– Pain for the last 3 months in the upper and lower body, both on the right and left sides.
– Pain in 11 of the 18 areas found to be painful with palpation.
A few interesting findings since the 1970’s have shed some light on this rather mysterious disorder.
– Between 1970-1980, Fibromyalgia was seen as a psychiatric illness with a component of depression. No objective finding was found to make the pathology one that related to the physical body.
– In 1981, there was validation that Fibromyalgia sufferers showed at least 11 of the 18 areas found to be painful with palpation.
– In 1986, it was shown that the use of certain drugs had an effect on serotonin (neurotransmitter) and noradrenalin (hormone and neurotransmitter).
– In 1990, it is proposed that a deregulation of the neuro hormonal system causes the known symptoms of fibromyalgia.
– In 1992, the WHO (World Health Organization) considers fibromyalgia to be a disorder of the joints.
– Currently, a hypothesis concerning adjuvant found in vaccines, inducing an autoimmune syndrome is spoken of.
What is never mentioned, nor studied, is simply:
What is the body’s strategy to resist the pull of gravity?
It’s all too typical of allopathic medicine today in North America. Let’s look at the microscopic aspect of this syndrome and lose sight of the big picture! Maybe part of the issue is that you can’t medicate poor postural strategies… so what’s the point of assessing them…
Then again, that’s if you consider that our health care system in North America is a HEALTH care system.
So what makes sense?
To assess posture and overall body stability with reliable neurological tests in order to appreciate the effort required by the human body to stand and move!
If the symptoms relate to the physical body, why not actually assess it logically?
How about if we can correct the neurological input contributing to these postural strategies? Think that could help?
Fibromyalgia is a lie because it does not exist! What does exist is a myriad of symptoms associated with a very poorly sensory motor system. Some call that system the anti gravity system or postural system.
Posturology is a great assessment and treatment tool for fibromyalgia and, when combined with a mental health approach to manage the clenching behavior of many patients who suffer from the syndrome, great results can be expected!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this topic!