The symptoms of Fibromyalgia can be mystifying, and so when you have a long list of problems that seem completely unrelated – such as swollen stomach, bad memory and exhaustion – how do you go about finding a doctor who can successfully treat symptoms that seem to have no singular cause?
In the current arena of ‘super’ specialization, you could easily visit five different specialists and receive five different opinions as to the cause of your multiple problems. This is because Fibromyalgia doesn’t only baffle you, but most doctors, as well.
Over the past 45 years of my clinical practice, I’ve had the opportunity to work with patients with a multiplicity of seemingly unrelated symptoms, that most of my fellow physicians found baffling. Symptoms such as; chronic muscle pain, spasms and tightness, debilitating fatigue, insomnia, mentation alterations including difficulty in concentrating, bad memory and mental fog, abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, constipation and diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome), increased urinary frequency (irritable bladder syndrome) tension or migraine headaches, jaw and facial tenderness, numbness or tingling in hands and/or feet, depression and reduced tolerance to exercise or extreme pain afterwards.
Many physicians who are presented with such a list will either diagnose their patient as being a hypochondriac or needing psychological therapy. Doctors who specialize in treating chronic pain (and so often see baffling constellations of seemingly unrelated symptoms) call this syndrome; fibromyalgia.
When asked the cause of fibromyalgia, the answer is always; idiopathic (unknown). When your doctor doesn’t know the cause, he/she can’t successfully treat it. So you will receive an array of pharmaceuticals and auxiliary therapies – a ‘catch all and see what happens’ approach.
Many Symptoms Associated With Fibromyalgia Are Not Caused By Fibromyalgia
It’s the norm for my patients to present me with seemingly unrelated symptoms. Why? Because the same list of symptoms (I’ve written above) are very similar to those I see in patients who have a PreClincal Clubfoot Deformity; an inherited, severe abnormal foot structure and common cause of debilitating chronic pain throughout the body.
When I treat these patients’ PreClincal Clubfoot Deformity, many of their symptoms (which were previously attributed to fibromyalgia) dramatically reduce in severity and duration, and many of them completely disappear! The symptoms that do persist, are usually not as severe as they were before the patient started my therapy.
I’ve come to these conclusions:
1. What remains are the symptoms that truly are coming from fibromyalgia (which at this time has no known cause).
2. The commonly held view that fibromyalgia is such a debilitating problem is not entirely factual, but instead, is a combination of these two conditions – Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity and fibromyalgia – that makes a person so ill.
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Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain