When was the last time you made it through the day without pain?
Is the thought of exercising almost a thing of the past? It’s not that you don’t want to, just it's too painful and you feel drained for days after.
Sometimes even going for a walk is too painful…
And it doesn’t matter how much you sleep, every day you wake up feeling exhausted and the simplest of tasks is overwhelming…
Can you even remember what it is like to wake up with real energy and excitement for the day?
It normally takes years before you get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, which means by now, you have been feeling this way for far too long…
And are desperate to get your life back!
You have most likely already seen countless different doctors…
Many of who probably looked at you as if you were making things up.
And with each different doctor you visited and every new medication you tried, you lost a little hope.
You try to hide how you feel for the sake of your family, but it is hard when you are suffering so much…
The worst part is that you still have a lot of years ahead of you. And if this is how you feel now, what will your life be like 10 years?
You know taking more medications is only going to lead to more problems down the road, but you don’t know what else to do.
So you start to explore alternative therapies, like massage, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine…
While initially the natural route seems like it could be the answer, in the end it turns out to be no different to conventional medicine.
Sure, sometimes you get temporary relief from the treatments, but it is not a guarantee and often they leave you feeling worse.
And despite removing half of your favourite foods, you hardly feel any different!
Which leaves you at the point that you are at now…
Terrified you will feel like this for the rest of your life.
You can get rid of your pain EVEN if you think you have already tried all the treatment options out there
There are millions of other people with suffering with real debilitating pain, that have been let down by a system, that seems more interested in naming things and giving out medications, than finding a solution.
It is important for you to know that it isn’t your fault the medications and treatments didn’t work.
They never stood a chance in the first place, because they were aimed at treating the symptoms, not the cause.
If you want to get your life back, you need to deal with all the underlying causes. You need to address why your nervous system became hypersensitive in the first place.
The emphasis is on the word ALL.
If you have 4 nails stuck in your arm and you take 3 out, do you get a 75% reduction in pain?
No, you would still be in extreme pain…
To be pain free you need to remove all 4 nails and let the wound heal afterwards…
This is how you need to look at your body if you want to overcome fibromyalgia.
Some of the things you tried like removing food allergies could actually be part of the solution, but you also need to address why your body reacted to the foods in the first place, or you will just start reacting to other foods.
You also need to identify the other systems that are creating the hypersensivity and re-calibrate your nervous system so it can respond normally.
The good news is that it is possible to feel better again.
At Smarter Stretch Studio we have something called the Pain Free Lifestyle Program, which teaches you how to address the underlying issues that cause the symptoms that get diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
We have found that by doing the right combinations of little things each day it is possible for sufferers of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain disorders to significantly reduce the severity of their symptoms and lead a much better quality of life. Some can completely recover.
This is why we call it a Lifestlye program. It isn’t a magic pill or an overnight fix. It requires consistent work and the right attitude. But if you are willing to put the effort if and have the right mind set, we can give you a set of tools that could potentially change your life.
The program is basically broken down into 2 components
- Movement restoration
- Inflammation reduction
In fibromyalgia the nervous system becomes overly sensitized, so that it responds to regular movements with a pain response. It is possible to retrain the system to respond normally to movements, but it has to be done in a certain way. Most people are way to aggressive with the type of exercise and stretching they do, which often makes the pain worse.
We teach you simple pain free stretches, mobilizations and drills that you should do each day to re-train your system. We also show to test your own nervous system’s response to exercise, so that you can make sure that you are relaxing the system, not stressing it out.
When you know how to do this, you can reduce your own pain levels. And this is a really important part of the process. Life happens and sometimes things flare up, so you need to know how to calm things down your self.
Inflammation increases the sensitivity of the pain receptors. This means that when the body is inflamed it contributes to the sensitization process that causes you to respond abnormally to normal movements. Inflammation is created by your immune system, so this part of the program is about removing the different things that can trigger your immune system.
Sometimes the immune triggers are obvious, like if you get bloated when you eat bread. But often the immune triggers are less obvious and they take a little more figuring out. For example, you might be reacting to a cleaning product you use at home. With the use of diagnostic testing we help you identify what is triggering your immune system and help you create a plan to restore balance.
You will learn how to avoid foods that cause inflammation in your body. We will teach you delicious recipes that nourish your body and help to strengthen it. When you and your family love the food you eat, it makes the lifestyle much more sustainable. The best part is that once your body is working better we find people can re-introduce many of their favourite foods anyway.
Generally expected results – By going through the Pain Free life Style Program we can not guarantee that you will recover from fibromyalgia or be completely free from all symptoms associated with the disease. Results will vary from person to person. Our goal is to teach you exercises and lifestyle modifications that have helped us and our clients in the past.