Celeste Cooper's Blog
On Nov 13There has been a great deal of criticism regarding the 2010 Preliminary Proposed Criteria for Fibromyalgia, here, and The Modification of the American College of Rheumatology, here. Besides my own concerns reported on in a blog titled A Comprehensive Review on the Proposed and Modified Diagnostics for...Full Post
On Oct 19It is the opinion of this interviewer, Celeste Cooper, RN, that irritable bowel syndrome is a comorbid condition to many immune disorders. In my interview with Dr. Wangen, I found what he had to say very interesting, and I think you will too.
Dr. Stephen Wangen, ND and the IBS Treatment Center have a mission...Full Post
On Oct 17Why a dirty secret?
If you are reading this and you have IBS, you know why IBS is a dirty secret. Irritable bowel syndrome can be an unwanted and frequent visitor to migraine, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ, chronic pelvic pain, menstruation, or even panic disorder. We are about to...Full Post
October is Physical Therapy and Massage Awareness Month: Focus, Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Therapy
On Oct 11The Physical Therapist
Not all physical therapists are created equal. If you suspect you have myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), it is extremely important that you do some investigating before you ask your physician for a referral. A physical therapist that understands the myofascia,...Full Post
On Oct 08Pain is weird, difficult to describe with words, but often easy to see in a face and body language. Contest – Self Caricature – Deadline October 15th. http://fmcfstriggerpoints.blogspot.com/2013/09/contest-self-caricature-deadline.html#.UkmzfIaOAfUFull Post
On Aug 03We all know the urge to slump, metaphorically and physically. Here’s an example. We have good intentions for exercise. We think about the many different types, weight lifting, jogging, kick boxing (oh, sure), walking, water aerobics, Zumba, sports, the tread mill or other contraptions, or integrative eastern movements, such as...Full Post
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On Aug 01Could it be researchers are on to a new way of thinking, completely moving away from any hypothesis that fibromyalgia is a “polysymptomatic syndrome” as suggested by some doctors? Are researchers on to something big for fibromyalgia patients?
In less than six months, we have two studies reporting...Full Post
On Jun 30Web MD Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Fibromyalgia, here.
Tender point exam is still suggested. [This is a very important part of the physician or nurse practitioner assessment. Omitting a physical exam, as done in the 2010 preliminary or 2011 modified criteria adopted by the American College...Full Post
On Jun 25Is there a possibility that the small-fiber polyneuropathy explains palmer AV Shunt in FM?
Could the disruptions be due to immune disruption?
How would this affect sustenance of MTrP treatments?
Dear Dr. Albrecht, Dr. Behm, Dr. Ge Hy, and Dr. Oaklander,
Is there a possibility that small-fiber polyneuropathy,...Full Post