In most cases, a medication is prescribed to help you deal with the symptoms that are associated with Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia.
How are we different?
We recognize Chronic Pain as a dysfunctional sensory input in which the brain perceives pain. This results in a formation of a memory-like process that occurs within the pain perception networks.
In other words, the brain forms a “picture” of a pain state within the brain’s body map systems.
In our assessments, we address all the b3 pillars, brain, body and being. With our unique approach – we recover not only normalization of brain functions, but we promote functionality and coherency in the pain perception networks and ‘recalibrate’ the sensory inputs. Our drug-free, non-invasive approach, addresses the origin of the pain. We use unique and specific interventions which are customized for your individual brains state and health complaints.
We understand that everyone’s neurology makeup is unique and there is no “one-for-all” treatment.
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What is Chronic Pain?
Pain exists for a reason; it is a signal which is triggered by the nervous system to alert us of an injury. In a typical case, the pain usually only lasts for a couple days or weeks.
Chronic Pain is different.
Chronic Pain becomes evident as weeks go by and that aching or sharp pain persists. It can last anywhere from weeks to months and even years. The pain levels can be anywhere from a mild, annoying ache to an excruciating, continuous pain that can leave you totally incapacitated.
By definition, pain can be called “chronic” after it persists for more than 3 months.
One in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain, so if you suffer, know that you are not alone. Understanding why the pain persists may be unknown or requires investigation, so by contacting the right professionals who have the experience and expertise in dealing with this condition is key.
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What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia shares similar characteristics to chronic pain. Both these conditions are defined by pain that lasts longer than 3 months and both affect the way your brain is processing pain. The cause of fibromyalgia is believed to be from overactive pain sensors or neurotransmitters. The brains develops a memory of this pain and it becomes more sensitive and reactive to pain signals.
Statistics Canada reports that 2.8% of females and 0.6% of males aged 12 years and older have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (Statistics Canada, 2015). The disorder is characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and other co-existing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, migraines, and sleep disturbance. Fibromyalgia is a neuro-sensory condition in which an issue occurs with pain processing by the Central Nervous System. People suffering from fibromyalgia experience hyperalgesia, allodynia, and increased sensitivity to temperature (Jay,G.& Barkin, R., 2015). Typically, Fibromyalgia specialists in Toronto focus on symptoms management, such as prescribing pain medications, instead of treating the underlying neurological issues. We are one of the few clinics that offer wholistic, non-pharmacological based Fibromyalgia treatments in Toronto. Biofeedback, specifically EMG biofeedback, and neurofeedback are effective non-pharmacological therapies for treating Fibromyalgia. EMG biofeedback and mindfulness relaxation techniques have been shown in research trials to help with pain reduction. A Meta-Analysis stated that EMG Biofeedback “might reduce pain intensity more successfully than other psychological or multi-component programs” (Glombiewski, J. A., Bernardy, K., & Hauser, W, 2013). There are limited facilities that offer these types of Fibromyalgia treatments in Toronto. At NIb3 in Toronto our Fibromyalgia specialists and dynamic team of clinicians assess and develop programs customized to your individual complaints.
What causes Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia?
As recently as 20 years ago, people with chronic pain were too often dismissively told that their problem was “in their heads” or that they were hypochondriacs. But in the last decade, a handful of dedicated researchers learned that chronic pain is not simply a symptom of anxiety, depression, or a need for attention — but a disease in its own right, one that can alter a person’s emotional, professional, and family life in profound and debilitating ways.
Chronic Pain can originate from an initial trauma or injury, an infection, or a body illness. The most common sources of chronic pain stems from headaches, joint pain, back pain, or pain from injury. Other forms may include tendinitis, sinus pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and pain affecting specific parts of the body. Generalized muscle or nerve pain can also develop into a chronic condition.
Symptoms from Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
Besides the obvious symptom of pain, it is not the only side effect that this condition has on one’s body.
Other symptoms may be:
- Extreme fatigue
- Decrease of Flexibility and Stamina
- Sleep Disturbances
- Lack of Focus
- Change of appetite
- Mood changes and Depression
Don’t let Chronic Pain and its symptoms cause you to miss out on the joys of life,