[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]Have you recently been informed that your doctor will no longer prescribe the narcotic pain medication you have been taking for fibromyalgia?
If you answered yes, then you are not alone. You may be wondering why doctors across the nation will no longer prescribe the medications that have been helping you cope with and manage the pain. The decisions made are largely in the wake of a case against Dr. Chris Christensen, who treated fibromyalgia and chronic pain with narcotics and who has recently been indicted and lost his medical license.1 He was accused of negligent homicide after a patient’s death and charged with 400 felony offenses that involve the illegal distribution of prescribed drugs. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain described as deep-aching, radiating, gnawing, shooting or burning with diffuse tenderness and a number of other symptoms described below:
- Chronic fatigue
- Cognitive problems (fibro fog)
- Numbness and tingling
- Swollen feeling in tissues
- Sensitivity to noise
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While the news of doctors shying away from prescribing narcotics may be devastating for some patients, Dr. Laurel Griffin thinks otherwise. Out of devastation comes opportunity. The opportunity to seek out other forms of care that, in most cases, have been proven to be more successful than medications at helping those suffering from chronic pain. The Dr. Griffin is an upper cervical specialist who, for years, has been successfully helping patients suffering with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue get back on their feet and feel better than before they developed symptoms. Recent research is pointing at traumatic neck injuries caused by whiplash, concussion, or falls as risk factors for fibromyalgia. Following the cervical (neck) spine injury, pain and fatigue symptoms can be triggered immediately or can take months or years to develop. This injury causes a displacement of the bones in the neck that places constant pressure on the nervous system, not allowing it to communicate properly (similar to your cell phone service being faulty when you are in a bad service area). This disruption leads to a cascade of events that end up being diagnosed as fibromyalgia. As one of 250 specialists in the world, Dr. Griffin suggests turning this event in our healthcare field into an opportunity to feel better than you have ever felt!
- Schaeffer A. Doctor refuses to prescribe narcotics to fibromyalgia patients. Inquisitr. 6 Sept 2015. Web. Accessed on 9 Sept 2015. <http://www.inquisitr.com/2398818/doctor-refuses-to-prescribe-narcotics-to-fibromyalgia-patients/>.
- Elster E. Fibromyalgia. Erin Elster. Web. Accessed on 9 Sept 2015. <http://erinelster.com/ConditionsDetail.aspx?ConditionID=7>.
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