Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising
(This blog is taken from three sources. A radio interview with Jarred Younger, information on the University of Alabama at Birmingham website and an interview I did with him. Thanks to Jarred for his time.)
Unlike others, Younger was never phased by the lack of attention given fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. In fact it was something of a spur to him. He started studying fibromyalgia twelve years ago when little was known about it. He found the field intellectually stimulating because little was... [Read More]
Do you catch the sniffles at the drop of a hat? And, what about that hacking, dry, or phlegmy cough? When you get one, does it last for weeks or even months? The physical results of a compromised immune system affe...
Reprinted with the kind permission of Tami at My Restored Health.com.
I’ve suffered from the symptoms of fibromyalgia for many years. I think it started when I got mono in 8th grade (1984). Since then, ...
Dr. Robert Bennett is a world-renowned FM expert and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in the FM field.
Are trigger point injections cumulative over time? Q:I have been getting weekly trigger point injections for a month. I don't see any improvement. Are the injections cumulative over time or can you suggest anything else for pain?
One should know immediately whether a myofascial trigger point injection is effective. Firstly, if the trigger point is accurately located there should be a sharp pain when it is pierced; sometimes this is associated with a... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]