Some of us from the Fibromyalgia Associaion UK went to a lecture by Dr. Holman from USA who talked about the link between having deformity of the spinal canal pressing on the cord and fibromyalgia - 71% of fibromites in Seattle had this problem, compared to 0% of people with other connective tissue disorders. Well, I had great difficulty in getting an MRI scan of my neck in UK - the NHS hospital took an xray and then told me i had nothing wrong with my neck. A private neurologist told me that I was 'doing it to myself'. But I came to Dubai where you can just walk into an MRI test centre and providing you pay you can get the xrays done. These tests revealed I have serious issues of positional cervical cord compression and I am initially going to have neck manipulation. But the important issue here is that we are denied a test that could change our lives because treatment is possible if you have PC3. This means that at least some of us could start feeling a lot better if we had the right treatment, we would take less drugs and need less support which would mean a saving for the government, and we would be able to return to something nearer a 'normal life'. If you want more details look at positionalcordcompression.com and then pressurise your local doctors - this research gives us real hope.
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