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I came to David from a friends recommendation. I wasn't sure what to expect but I am so happy I went and wish I had found David years before. I have been in chronic 24/7 pain in both my knees for approx. 5yrs. I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, joint hypermobility, mild early onset osteoarthritis in my L knee and moderate osteoarthritis in my R knee. Over the last 5yrs I have been to homeopathic hospital tried homeopathic medication, homeopathic injections into my knees, knee lotions and potions, splints, supports, painkillers, physio, tens machine for 3hrs every night on high intensity and pain clinic. Nothing helped, physio and pain clinics discharged me as they didn't know what to do with my complex conditions. I was on 33 high painkillers on a daily basis and on double crutches to enable me to get out and about, the pain woke me at night, I struggled with stairs, I couldn't walk far without being in pain and missed out on things with my 6 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew. My last hope was a referral to orthopaedics at the local hospital but sadly they told me to lose weight and gave me a knee brace to wear that didn't help at all. I was resigned to being 45 and in daily pain for the rest of my life. I then thought about trying acupuncture as I was willing to try anything at this stage. A friend gave me David's details. I found him easily online. I had a quick look at his website and made my 1st apt. From the 1st consult David was professional, knowledgeable on my conditions, listened to all my health problems, what I was looking for and didn't just put everything down to my weight which had been brought up many times before. He was very professional, explained everything to me, he felt acupuncture wouldn't help me long term so offered laser treatment. I was so grateful to at last have someone listen to me and offer something to help rather than being told we don't know how to treat you. I didn't know what the laser treatment was and David explained it all in lay mans terms so I understood. I have had 5 treatments so far and even after my 1st treatment of only an hr I left feeling positive, hopeful and in less pain than I had went in. David has given me a new lease of life in a very short time. I cant believe the difference in my pain levels in such a short time. I have now reduced my med medication, I'm reducing , usage and reliance on my crutches and try walking without them, I haven't needed to use my tens machines, I am managing stairs much better and are able to do things with the kids now. I still have some pain but its drastically reduced and I no longer wake during the night in pain. David has suggested I have 1 more weekly treatment then go to fortnightly and then to monthly and take from there. I am now looking forward to getting back to enjoying things I used to be able to do and have a near enough pain free life and its all thanks to David. I cant believe the difference in my pain and I cant thank him enough. People can be sceptical to trying alternative therapies but I have been there and bought the shop on trying different techniques and aids to help. I would advise anyone who is suffering and feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel like me to get in touch with David and I'm sure he will be able to help elevate some of your suffering like he has for me. I have already recommended him to my sister and a colleague. I would highly recommend David to everyone. He has also recommended a fellow specialist to help with my feet problem which is fab.
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Drysdale Osteopathy • Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects people in many different ways.

It is important to differentiate between people who have chronic musculo-skeletal pain and those who have fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia, Trigger Points, Nutrition, Stress, HypermobilityThere is a standard diagnostic test used by the American College of Rheumatology that states that a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is positive if 11 of 18 specific points are tender.

With fibromyalgia there is no single cause or cure for it's wide spread symptoms.

It is a complex syndrome, and seems to require more than one factor in it's causation.

There are many possible factors in it's causation such as: 

Prolonged stress or anxiety
• Endocrine imbalance e.g Thyroid            Gland
• Organ dysfunction e.g. Liver
• Allergies
Trauma
• Hypermobility
• Musculoskeletal overuse
• Decreased immunity
• Viral or Bacterial infections
• Acquired Toxicity from Foods or Chemicals
• Vitamin deficiencies 

Fibromyalgia encompasses many different groups.

Often people have this been given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in error.

The condition may be due to chronic, widespread, untreated trigger points along with an incorrect diet, stress and depression. The depression being due to the frustration of the condition.

If you are troubled by pain like this, please Contact David with your questions.

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