[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]Relief from fibromyalgia symptoms West Des Moines

It is known that Fibromyalgia may have a spontaneous onset, but it is now recognized that in about 61% of cases the symptoms were preceded by a traumatic physical accident.1 Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain disorder with other associated symptoms (outlined below) believed to have a neurological origin.

  • Widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness
  • Moderate to severe fatigue and decreased energy
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty, concentrating and performing simple mental tasks “fibro fog”
  • Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea and constipation alternating with diarrhea
  • Tension or migraine headaches
  • Jaw and facial tenderness
  • Feeling anxious or depressed
  • Feeling of swelling in hands and feet

Scientists theorize the central nervous system amplifies the perception of pain in combination with an increased response to pain stimuli causing constant agony.2 An astounding 5 million people in America are suffering every day, which is 2-5% of our adult population. Fibromyalgia is the most common widespread pain disorder in the United States.  With so many people suffering with this condition there seems to be little emphasis placed on other non-pharmacological forms of treatment, until now.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and fibromyalgia download our complimentary e-book Simple and Extremely Effective Ways to End Fibromyalgia Symptoms without Drugs by clicking the image below.

Simple and extremely effective ways to end fibromyalgia symptoms without drugs West Des Moines

Dr. Laurel Griffin is part of an elite group of upper cervical doctors that has extensively studied the upper cervical spine.  This group of doctors has found a common denominator is the presence of an upper cervical misalignment caused by an accident, injury, or fall leading to abnormal neurological messages between the different areas of the nervous system and all other systems of the body. Over time the body adapts to this change in neurological signals causing a disruption to the normal flow of nerve signals.  What this group of doctors has found is profound and leading to many other pain specialists referring their patients to upper cervical specialists like Dr. Griffin.


  1. Waylonis GW, Perkins RH. Post-traumatic fibromyalgia.  A long-term follow-up. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Nov-Dec 1994. Web. Accessed on 10 Aug 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7993614
  2. Clauw D, Arnold L, McCarberg B. The Science of Fibromyalgia. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Sept 2011. Web. Accessed on 12 Aug 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3258006/
  3. Robinson J. Symptoms of Fibromyalgia. WebMD. 8 March 2015. Web. Accessed on 12 Aug 2015. <http://www.webmd.com/a-z-guides/understanding-fibromyalgia-symptoms>.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Griffin call 515-224-1093 or go to request a consultation here. [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]