Brad Ellis, a policeman and former Marine, was in two vehicle collisions within two years. He went back to work but ended up having spinal surgeries in 2007 and 2008. The physical therapy and other treatments failed. His pain continued and expanded to many parts of his body.
numerous visits to doctors, he was finally diagnosed with
fibromyalgia. At that point, he became confused and felt alone because
he was told fibromyalgia is considered a “woman’s disease.” So he did
not seek any help.
In time, through information on the Internet, Brad realized he was not alone. He is now active in a local support group and helps other patients cope with the painful and challenging condition.
Fibromyalgia is common in women but is also seen in men and children.
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