How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four

This is the fourth part in a series about an amazing new approach to physical therapy for chronic pain patients.  To start from the beginning, check out Part One, Two, and Three. For the first few visits, all Tim and I did was talk.  He didn’t have me in the gym doing exercises like all … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part Two

This is the second part in a series about a life-changing experience I had in physical therapy. To start from the beginning, check out Part One. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.  I think Tim expected me to be disappointed, or maybe even to contradict him.  After all, he basically just told this patient … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part Two

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part One

Hitting Rock Bottom. A few years ago, I was at one of my lowest points. A few things happened in my life, all within a short time period, that caused my pain levels to flare up. I had been attacked by a client at the group home where I worked. In the attack, I was … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part One

Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Ok, so I wish I could stop going on angry rants on this blog.  But, ironically, some of my rants have turned out to be among my most popular posts… so I’m going to keep going with this one. One of the things that bothers me most about the majority of the online content regarding … More Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Do you need to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia to be successfully treated?

For years I thought I needed to find a doctor to diagnose me with and treat me for fibromyalgia.  I sought out various pain specialists; physiatrists and anesthesiologists, the heads of departments.  Some of them even listed fibromyalgia among their clinical interests, which I thought was sure to be a good sign. Yet every time … More Do you need to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia to be successfully treated?

History of Fibromyalgia as a Diagnosis

As anyone who’s ever wondered if they have fibromyalgia probably knows, the different specialities within Western medicine are not necessarily on the same page in terms of the way they diagnose and treat pain.  Rheumatology is generally the specialty people look to for help with fibromyalgia, yet there are rheumatologists out there who don’t even … More History of Fibromyalgia as a Diagnosis