Fibromyalgia pain is one of the most devastating forms of physical torment a person can endure. The experience of suffering from fibromyalgia is akin to constant torture. Day and night, night and day… There is no relief.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that drains the life out of its victims. Medical science has been all but powerless to stop this growing epidemic. Unlike many other health issues with clear cut diagnostic guidelines in place, FMS is a condition with extremely subjective symptomatic markers. Every case is truly very different than the next. Any sensible objective observer of the total FMS population would have an extremely difficult time finding how patients with such diversity of expressions could possibly all be classified under the same diagnostic heading. It makes virtually no sense at all.
This essay explains why doctors and patients alike have been helpless when dealing with the common painful expressions of FMS.
Fibromyalgia is an opportunistic condition. It might come from some yet to be determined physical or anatomical source. However, the likelihood of this seems slimmer by the day. FMS may also be created in the mind, due to unresolved emotional issues or other psychological phenomenon. In this scenario, the following theory has been proposed by mindbody specialists:
FMS hides deep in the subconscious mind while sending out its signals of pain throughout the body. Few, if any conditions, have the extensive arsenal of weapons used by fibromyalgia to wreak havoc on the anatomy and soul. Pain can literally envelop the entire body and make life into a true hell on earth. Fibromyalgia is one of the worst possible expressions of psychoemotional back pain. However, FMS is far more than just pain. It is also related physical symptoms, as well as emotional sufferings. It is an all-encompassing health crisis of epic magnitude.
Let’s focus on the actual pain of FMS, since this is the symptom which leads most patients to seek professional care. Acute pain is most common in the back, neck, knees, elbows, shoulders, head and thighs. These hot spots of pain comprise the tenderness zones used to diagnose fibromyalgia. However, pain can radiate throughout the entire body and make any movement a trial by fire. This condition is so ferocious, patients often cannot even find a comfortable position to rest or sleep. Fibromyalgia is certainly a highly debilitating disorder and has been ranked among the most functionally debilitating of all non-fatal health issues.
There are dozens of pain management drugs being used to combat this disease. Hormones, herbs and diet have been used to treat the symptoms. Many alternative therapies have joined the fight to provide symptomatic relief for afflicted patients. None of these treatments have created a cure. None. In fact, the very fact that some therapies have worked for a few patients, while actually escalating symptoms in others, shows that the diagnosis itself makes little sense. Once again, the only possible unifying facet of care which has worked for a relatively large and diverse patient sample comes from the mindbody realm and not the physical medicine sector.
Knowledge therapy has distinguished itself as a potentially effective treatment for this catastrophic health condition. This method of care is free from risks, complications or side-effects. This path is also free from financial cost. It is simply unfortunate that most patients do not know about the possible psychological link between the pain and their subconscious mind. I hope that the patients who have used knowledge therapy to cure their pain will continue to pass along their stories until fibromyalgia is extinct.