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This week, I really wanted to focus on chronic, invisible disorders. Issues such as arthritis and fibromyalgia effect more people than many of us realize. You never know just how much pain someone sitting next to you on the bus or grabbing their groceries from the section across from you is feeling. While I don’t want this article to turn into one saying that we need to have compassion for everyone, it is meant to remind you that invisible disorders are every bit as real as something you can see. No one has pain that is less valid simply because you can’t see what is causing it.
Fibromyalgia is something that still has quite a bit of pushback from people, even in the medical community. It was just recently admitted into the book of diagnosable disorders and unfortunately not everyone agrees that it even exists. For those of us who live with it or know someone else who does, it is very much a real problem and can be enough to incapacitate a person whether they are doing all they can to take care of the symptoms or not. It really is a serious disorder and should always be taken seriously. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, don’t worry about coming into Wirth because we know just how severely it can affect you.
Arthritis is one of those disorders that people accept as a fact of life. This becomes more and more true the older you get. The truth is, however, that arthritis does not only show up in the elderly. People of any age can be diagnosed with arthritis and it is just as serious at any point in your life. Although it is more common than fibromyalgia, the end result of both disorders is relatively similar. The sufferer lives in varying levels of pain, and this is something that we want to help.
If you suffer from a chronic disorder, especially an invisible one, we want to remind you that what you feel is valid. We understand how frustrating it can be to deal with these issues and want you to know that you don’t have to do this alone. Come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC and we will do all we can to reduce your pain levels. Just make sure to give us feedback as to how the treatments make you feel!

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