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Medically Unknown Symptoms (MUS)

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Have you ever heard of a medically unknown symptom (MUS)? If you go to a general medical practitioner for primary care instead of a chiropractor, you will no doubt be familiar with this scenario:

You have been living with aches and pains that come and go and the odd, persistent, unexplained symptom. You chalk it up to age or the weather. You mention these things to your primary care physician, and sometimes they concur that it’s your age, or even say it’s all in your head! They might run tests. Often, there is nothing they can do. 

Sound familiar? If you or a loved one have experienced this situation, then you have been “diagnosed” with medically unknown symptoms or MUS. Once you fall into this category you, and your doctor, believe that nothing can be done for you. You aren’t alone in this experience, but remember, just because a doctor said it doesn’t make it a fact.

Patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), also called somatization, represent one of the most common conditions in medicine. 

The prevalence of all MUS in the outpatient setting is reported from 25% to 75%, and pain is the most common type, i.e., on average, approximately one-half or more of all outpatients have little or no physical disease explanation for their symptoms.

That is a serious statement that represents a great many Americans unnecessarily dealing with discomfort, pain, and fear every day of their lives. 

Common symptoms of MUS include:

Memory Loss 
Unexpected Weight Changes 
Sleep Problems 
Joint Pain 
Skin Rash 
Digestive Problems

The term MUS can also be used to refer to syndromes whose cause is contested in the medical community such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. 

At 100 Year Lifestyle, we know that just because these symptoms are unexplainable “medically,” doesn’t mean they are unexplainable! The explanation might lie in the medications (prescription and over the counter) being taken, unhealthy food and beverages consumed, trauma from childhood, stress, poor sleep—any number of unhealthy lifestyle choices can result in medically unexplained symptoms. 

Regardless of the cause, be it birth trauma, poor posture, stress, or something else, a chiropractor can remove subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae) and by correcting the imbalances help the body to heal itself. With just this support, your Innate Intelligence can once again take over and the “unexplainable” symptoms and problems often are eliminated. 

Imagine, the mystery is solved, the unexplained becomes explained, and the difficult to diagnose is no longer an issue. Just by stepping outside of the mainstream medical community, by not accepting that you just have to learn to live with your diagnosis, and by seeking out a 100 Year Lifestyle chiropractor as a primary healthcare provider you support your body in giving you the lifetime of health and wellness that it was designed to provide. That’s primary care with a natural flair, that’s what 100 Year Lifestyle is all about, and that’s what you deserve.

If you or someone you love are in danger of being labeled as having a MUS, don’t wait a second longer. Find a 100 Year Lifestyle chiropractor near you today. 

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