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Diffusing Common Fallacies about Fibromyalgia

Getting bad news from a doctor, such as a positive diagnosis for fibromyalgia, isn't exactly a pleasant experience. It can elicit all kinds of heavy and negative emotions, especially if you are well aware of the impacts of fibromyalgia on the human body or have read excessive amounts of resources on fibromyalgia. Nevertheless, our fibromyalgia chiropractor in Cape Coral FL, Dr. Means, often encourages patients to have an open and discerning mind. 

After all, it's still very much possible to live a fulfilling life even when you have fibromyalgia. And on top of that, not everything you read online about this neurological condition turns out correct or accurate. Some might just be spreading exaggerated information, preventing you from finding the most suitable remedy to use. 

So, in our latest discussion, we will focus on diffusing common fallacies on fibromyalgia. We are optimistic that this article will bring some glimmer of hope so you can reach out to the right team or explore a promising relief option.

Fallacy #1. People with fibromyalgia can no longer have a job

What do Lady Gaga, Morgan Freeman, Mary Mcdonough, Sinead O'Connor, Janeane Garofalo have in common? They are all successful and celebrated in their respective fields, AND they all have fibromyalgia. This might come as a surprise, but these icons have been open about their excruciating pain. This is proof that fibromyalgia can't hinder you from succeeding in your career.

You may have had to miss work days or not be as productive as you wish you could be. But you are not alone. Maybe that 9 to 5 job on weekdays is not the best option for you. 

Your job requires you to stand up for long hours? While fibromyalgia can prevent you from doing that, it does not mean you can't do anything else. Many people have found jobs that don't require extended work hours in the office. 

Think about your strengths, talents, and skills. Have you always wanted to put up your own business? Maybe now is the time to get started! There has been a rise in demand for remote work, those who can work at their own pace and at their own time; pretty sure there's one out there for you. Find that silver lining, and you might be surprised by how vast the sea of opportunities is.

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Fallacy #2. People with fibromyalgia can no longer socialize

Canceling at the last minute or suddenly not showing up will become part of life when you live with a chronic illness. But your loved ones will understand when you let them know about the actual situation. You'll be surprised by how much support you can get when you start opening up to your loved ones and stop keeping your pain to yourself. People who genuinely care about you will not expect you to take risks that can lead to a day of pain and suffering.

If you are looking forward to attending a big event that requires RSVPs, you may need to lighten your schedule days ahead of time. This will help you calm and destress your body and mind and lessen the risks for unwanted flare-ups. 
When you consult with our fibromyalgia chiropractor in Cape Coral FL, ask about online and offline support groups or communities that you can check out. It will help talk to someone who truly understands your pain and worries.

Fallacy #3. Fibromyalgia can completely take over your life

Yes, there will be flare-ups. It's a guarantee, especially in this condition; it is a chronic illness after all. But constantly worrying about your next episode can prevent you from enjoying the good days you deserve and can have. Understanding your triggers and exerting effort to avoid them to avoid the attacks can reduce your worries about when the next flare-up will occur. 

Please bear in mind that being constantly worried won't do you any good; instead, it will only spike your stress levels and increase your susceptibility for a crippling flare-up. Fibromyalgia episodes can occur following stressful events, so managing your worries and stress can prevent stress hormones from getting released into your bloodstream. In addition, finding relaxation methods and enjoying the days of no episodes are vital elements in taking over your condition and living your life moving forward.

Fallacy #4. There is no relief for fibromyalgia

After a long time of testing and ruling out potential causes, you may think that it's the end of the line when you finally receive fibromyalgia. The long wait might have robbed you of hope that you will find a promising remedy. But, in truth, this is where the real work begins.

Now that you know why you feel in pain all the time, you can begin finding a suitable remedy. Your diagnosis can help guide you in exploring regimens or a combination of techniques that can provide fibromyalgia relief. 

There is known cure for fibromyalgia yet, but there are many ways to find relief, even natural ones that do not involve popping an impractical amount of pain relievers. You can start by connecting with a fibromyalgia chiropractor in Cape Coral FL, and learning the significance of maintaining postural balance. After all, several case studies on upper cervical care attest to the potential of neck bone adjustments as an effective fibromyalgia remedy. 

Consult with a fibromyalgia chiropractor in Cape Coral FL

If you live with fibromyalgia and want to pursue a natural remedy, you can consult with us at Corrective Spinal Care of Florida. We pride ourselves in giving gentle upper cervical chiropractic adjustments tailored to fix the specific postural problems of our patients' needs. 

We begin by obtaining precise measurements of the top two bones in the neck and checking for misalignments. We then work on applying gentle adjustments that can improve your symptoms gradually.

We encourage you to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Means to learn more. This way, we can fully gauge the severity of the cervical subluxation and learn more about your fibromyalgia symptoms.

You may call us directly at 239-766-6821 book online to start your care plan. We are open from Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


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