FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain

The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and … Read more

What is Synesthesia? How it is Linked Fibromyalgia.

By: BY WYATT REDD We usually think of ourselves as having five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. But for some people, it’s a little more complicated. If you have a condition known as synesthesia, you might actually taste things that you see, or feel things that you hear. Or you may even see … Read more

Fibromyalgia Tied to Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Disease

You may have heard about a possible link between gynecologic surgery (such as a hysterectomy) and the development of  fibromyalgia, and doctors have long suspected that fibromyalgia has strong hormonal ties and triggers. This does not seem surprising as we’ve long suspected a link between endocrine disorders, gynecological conditions, and autoimmune conditions. What are we learning about … Read more