I’ve had chronic fatigue for about 21 years
I’ve had chronic fatigue for about 21 years and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia nearly 14 years ago. I’ve been to dozens of doctors of all kinds; Medical doctors, Rheumatologists, Neurologists, Chiropractors, alternative doctors, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, a Cardiologist, and physical therapists. I’ve had all kinds of diets, supplements, and medications to help with my thyroid, adrenals, and Fibromyalgia symptoms. Some treatments helped a little, but none of them could explain or take away the Fibromyalgia, fatigue, autoimmune inflammation, or pain. Usually I would begin having Fibromyalgia flare-ups and they would eventually pass, but then in September of 2015 I began having chronic nerve pain specifically in my legs and sometimes in my whole body that was occurring on a daily basis and getting more intense. After seeing eight different doctors within one year and having numerous tests, doctors were unable to tell me the cause or know how to treat it. I was getting desperate for any kind of relief from the pain or sleepless nights. I had been taking a muscle relaxer to sleep and had just been prescribed to Lyrica. One neurologist said to come back in three months to see if the pain has gone.
Months before, a friend referred me to Dr. Mark and I finally decided to go to Touch of Health Medical Center in July of 2017. After that first week of just two adjustments, the nerve pain was completely gone and I have had no Fibromyalgia flare ups or symptoms since. My energy is up. I am no longer bed ridden for days – sometimes weeks – at a time with weakness or fatigue, and I’m no longer in agonizing muscle or nerve pain. I sleep soundly. I can think clearer. The brain fog is gone. The chronic fatigue and inflammation is gone. I can handle stress better. I’m more relaxed and my nerves are not on edge. My heart palpitations are gone. My depression from the pain of Fibromyalgia has lifted. I no longer take any medications or prescriptions. My posture, balance, spinal curvature, low back and hip pain are all significantly better.
There was a moment when I realized, “The pain is really gone and it’s not coming back. I don’t have to just survive this, day after day. I’m actually going to have a life.” Everything began to make a lot of sense when I understood that Fibromyalgia is often triggered by stress which affects the tension in our muscles effecting our spine alignment, which affects our nerves through our spine and into our brain or brain stem. Finally, when our brain and nervous systems work together to send signals back and forth correctly, everything begins to work effectively.
Dr. Mark specifically addressed what I needed to help my body heal. He is not just any ordinary Chiropractor. I have been to Chiropractors since I was seven and the technique he uses is different. He uses what is called the Tonal Chiropractic technique which targets the nervous system by adjusting not just the spine, but the top neck bones that connect to the head allowing the nerves to communicate properly with the brain to help your body function as it was intended, finely tuning and resetting your nervous system. Then the nervous system returns to its calm state and isn’t left running on high all the time, creating chronic pain and inflammation.
Living 20 years with chronic pain and illness has been very debilitating to me and I would like others to know they don’t have to continue suffering from conditions like Fibromyalgia, MS, or Lupus. My hope is that you will no longer have to take medications or prescriptions just to survive day after day, but find real healing and real relief from your pain. People come up to me and say, “You look so good, you don’t look sick.” Now I don’t have to mask the pain or pretend to smile anymore. I really do feel good! And to Dr. Mark and everyone at Touch of Health, this has been really life changing and you were a real answer to prayer. Thank you!
Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.