San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2010
A groundbreaking procedure may bring relief from the "horrible, constant pain" of fibromyalgia and other debilitating symptoms, based on the Neurologic Relief Centers' new approach to the understanding of the central nervous system.
More than 12 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia , a little-understood disorder that causes chronic, widespread pain and hypersensitivity to pressure. Its effects also go far beyond pain, to symptoms including fatigue, sleeplessness, difficulty in concentration, bowel and bladder problems and many others. For many, fibromyalgia syndrome can be debilitating.
In a recent survey, 42 percent of sufferers described their pain symptoms as "horrible pain", "constant pain", "jabbing", "unbearable" and more.
Women comprise the overwhelming majority of victims, although there are significant numbers of male patients.
Many patients spend considerable time seeking solutions for their "mystery" illness before being diagnosed, as doctors rule out better-known conditions. And even a diagnosis of fibromyalgia does not bring answers. Medical science does not know what causes the syndrome, or how to cure it.
Since the cause is unknown, there is no generally accepted treatment for fibromyalgia itself. Instead, doctors focus on relieving the symptoms through a variety of medications, therapies and lifestyle changes.
The failure of the medical profession to agree on the cause, treatment, or even existence of fibromyalgia has made it difficult for those suffering from the painful and debilitating symptoms to find answers.
The Neurologic Relief Centers take a broader approach to fibromyalgia; they believe fibromyalgia and other chronic neurological conditions may be caused by compression of the meninges - the three-layered membrane sack that protects the central nervous system. Pressures, including physical trauma, emotional stress and routine wear and tear are believed to cause compression that "tugs" at nerves where they connect to the meninges, causing constant stimulation.
This constant stimulation of nerves is in line with theories about the cause of fibromyalgia described by the Mayo Clinic. "Researchers believe repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people with fibromyalgia to change," increasing the levels of chemicals that signal pain and causing the brain's pain receptors to become more sensitive, according to the famous clinic's web site.
Approaching fibromyalgia symptoms from the view of meningeal compression, the NRC team has developed the groundbreaking Neurologic Relief Centers Technique™ to help relieve the symptoms. To ensure the treatment regimen will be effective for the individual patient, the team offers a free, non-intrusive screening test. The test itself often brings temporary, immediate relief.
About the Neurologic Relief Centers:
The Neurologic Relief Centers is a network of more than 200 affiliated doctors and offices that have been trained in the NRC Technique™ of relieving the chronic pain of a wide range of neurological disorders through a procedure to relieve compression of the meninges - the protective sheath surrounding the brain and central nervous system. To read and view video testimonials of the successes of patients who've experienced relief, and find the location of an NRCT™ specialist near you, visit our web site at http://nrc.md.
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