I am a chiropractor, self-diagnosed with mild-fibromyalgia starting 30 years ago with left neck/trapezius injury. Now migrates to left hip, right neck, trapezius, rhomboid. Right shoulder injury 5 years ago. Numbness in both arms sleeping on either side. 20 minutes (Mind) every night at bedtime on most bothersome areas. Sometimes totally eliminates pain, always reduces it. I was a closet aspirin addict for 30 years, then developed a severe reaction/sensitivity of ringing in ears with any anti-inflammatory. Now able to function with essentially no meds at all. Able to continue demanding job of being a chiropractor with only occasional pain from various muscle aches of fibromyalgia. Was difficult before; considered changing careers.
Debra Novak, DC, Pittsburgh, PA