Fibromyalgia Treatment

by Dr. Joseph F. Unger, Jr. D.C., F.I.C.S. In 2005 an innovative symposium focusing on the devastating condition known as fibromyalgia was held in Kansas City, Missouri sponsored by Sacro Occipital Research Society International, Inc. (SORSI). The goal of the conference was to gain insight into the causes of fibromyalgia and to identify the most promising treatment options. Leading authorities in fibromyalgia from around the country presented their research and clinical experiences.

This one-of-a-kind symposium was organized so that all participants could attend every session and learn from the accumulated wisdom and information from all presenters. The final session of the symposium provided a forum for all participants to contribute their knowledge, research and professional experiences to the information presented.

All information from the presenters and clinical experience of approximately 50 prominent physicians were integrated into a working model of optimal treatment for fibromyalgia. The group as a whole contributed their expertise, giving a formidable cross-section of alternative healing options. In this fashion everyone in the entire symposium contributed to the final conclusions and benefited from the experiences of each attendee and presenter.

The group at large undertook the task of critically evaluating all of the accumulated knowledge. We analyzed for consistent themes throughout all of the presentations and identified incongruent information. Positive clinical experiences were taken into account with the scientific literature on the subject. All told, we incorporated many hundreds of years of clinical experience by some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated physicians in the natural healing arts.

The physicians at Atrium Health Services have been conducting clinical investigations and controlled trials in the MOST effective treatments of fibromyalgia. Certain conclusions were reached. First, from a structural/neurological perspective it is thought that fibromyalgia is likely associated with what is known as a Category II or a Category III subluxation complex, or a combination of these two dysfunctions. These chiropractic subluxation complexes require a SORSI-certified doctor to properly treat and manage care. Both involve serious structural alignment issues and neurological consequences.

Secondly, in fibromyalgia there is an underlying systemic hypersensitivity that must be addressed. For maximum response to treatment both issues are best treated concurrently since each aggravates the other.

If you, a friend or family member suffers from fibromyalgia, any of the St. Louis physicians certified in Sacro Occipital Technic (SOTTM) can assist you.
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