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Q. Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System?

Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Among men and women who is more prone to the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
A1here is a quote from the National Fibromyalgia Association site:

"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."
A2Yes. Fibromyalgia is related to CNS. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome in which the central nervous system translates non-painful stimuli into pain. It affects men and women of all ages and races including children. However, women over the age of 30 is more prone to fibromyalgia. It affects 2% – 4% of the total population.

Q. Do you know where can I find alcoholism treatment centers in Forest Grove, Pennsylvania?

My stepmother is asking for my help to find an alcoholism treatment center where she can admit her daughter. Sabina, my stepsister has been addicted to alcohol ever since our dad died. Though we weren't very close, I still want her back to her normal state for she's still my sister. Please help me.
A1Look in the phone book for AA or Alcoholics Anonymous and call and you will find the best answer for your particular questions. Don't wait.

Pittsburgh Area Central Office
401 Wood Street
Suite 906
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States
Phone:(412)471-7472
Fax:(412)471-7476
Site: www.pghaa.org
Email: ofcmgr@pghaa.org


24 Hour Answering Service (Washington, PA)
Washington, PENNSYLVANIA 15301
United States
Phone:(724)225-4188

http://www.theagapecenter.com/AAinUSA/Pennsylvania.htm

521 Club, The - A recovery clubhouse. Hosts Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. (717) 299-9397 or (717) 509-6920. 2400 Butter Road. Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Alcoholics Anonymous - Includes Forest City, Hotline (570) 654-0488.
A2You can always call your local library. Ask for "reference." They have all the resources to answer your question. You're being a good stepdaughter and sister. :)
A3Searching for an alcoholism treatment center is easy. All you have to do is ask your city's health office for referrals or ask your local doctors for a list of treatment centers in your city or state. If that don't help, try using the links below.

http://www.addictionsearch.com/treatment/PA/pennsylvania.html

http://www.neattc.org/links.htm

Q. What happens in rehab centers? How do they “cure” alcoholics and drug addicts?

A1REHAB;for alcoholics are the same as rehabs for drugs addicted people--alcohol is a drug,people learn how to deal with ther disease,they learn how to ask for help when they fell like drinking,they learn how to go to meetings everyday,they learn how to stay away from people places and things that remind them of drinking(bars)(friends).rehabs DO NOT CURE YOU they teach you how to cure yourself or stay away from alcohol/drugs---mrfoot56---peace
A2rehab is not "curing" people. it's more of a psychological+physical process.going detox then working on the self esteem and the needs of the person coming.
A3Rehab centers help addictions by treating the medical physiologic addiction (side effects of cessation) by medications that are allowed to be used in these conditions. However the major help in these centers are actually due to their ability to give support, and teach the patient how to deal with the new life, without the substance of use, how to control drives and deal with the emotional stress that is related to cessation. Support groups are the key to these centers.

Q. Has anyone heard of the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers? If so how was your experience?

Dear friends, I am unable to sleep for the past few months and I was having disturbed lifestyle. I am terribly upset and have been undergoing huge stress. My whole body is paining and I am literally having sleepless nights. I feel that my muscles are being overworked and pulled over. I can see some weird symptoms and I did consult my doctor and after several tests he did diagnose as fibromyalgia, bad! Has anyone heard of the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers? If so how was your experience?
A1Hi Justin,
I have heard of the treatment centers you are asking about BUT have not persoanally had experince with them. From what I have learned they deal only with Fibromyalgi and are a help to suffers. I am sure you can find more out online or someone her that has experince with them will answer. I have been dealing with the worst of my symptoms for 4 years and it is not an easy condition BUT as you learn more about it you will find some "tricks" to dealing with some of it. I understand the sleepless night, chronic fatigue and the pain! I encourage you to learn more and look nto the treatment centers anything that might help could be worth trying! I wish you the best!
A2Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias. Source Mayo Clinic
DrMDK
A3Hi Justin, my answer is yes, I have heard of fibromyalgia, and have read many articles about the disease. I have a rare nerve disease (CIDP) which is very similar, and painful like fibromyalgia. I have to take very strong medications to control the pain. I have been suffering with this disease since 1991, when I had to leave my job, and go on to disability. Be sure to go to a neurologist who will be able to diagnose your condition, so you get a better evaluation of how far the disease has been prognosis. I wish you the best of Luck!!

Q. I have neck pain in the center of my neck. It is also swollen what can it be?

I am a 33 secretary and i am usually very healthy. in the past few weeks i am feeling a large swelling in my neck. It is hot and painful, but touching it doesn't make the pain worse. what can it be?
A1Neck swelling can be either from thyroid source or from inflamation of the skin due to infection. to distinguish between them you can check if the swelling is connected to the thyroid or not. Try to swallow. If the swelling is moving - its a thyroid swelling. elsewhere its a cutaneous issue.
A2Your neck problem can be due to several etiologies, but i can your symptoms sounds very familiar to the symptoms that i had during my thyroid gland inflammation.
does your neck look like this?
http://phoenity.com/diseases/images/thyroid_enlargement.jpg
If so you need to contact en endocrinologist.

Q. I have a friend who recently went in to an ahcoholic center for recovery. What do these people do daily?

Ahere is a schedule of a rehab center i know...it might give you an idea:
http://www.newbeg.com/index2.htm

Q. what does c4-5 mild central disk bulging impinging upon cervical cord without spinal stenosis or distortion of

the cord . mild righ neural foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral joint hypertropy mean
AWell this basically means there is a very small narrowing of the cervical (your neck area) spinal canal (where the spinal cord is), however the narrowing does not cause any damage to the spinal cord, therefore probably does not cause any major symptoms involving the nerves. The c4-5 bulging part refers to the part in between the two cervical vertebras c4 and c5, in which the disc (a part in the spinal cord) is sliding a bit side-ways, but again, it does not seem to be causing any trouble.
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