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Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe. It’s caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme got its name from Yale researchers, who named the strange cluster of symptoms after the town where it began, Lyme, Connecticut.
While the deer tick is known for spreading Lyme disease, more recently it’s been discovered that other ticks can carry Lyme disease as well.
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Some people will have a bullseye rash around the site of the tick bite, while others will not see a rash at all. Actually, many of the patients we see never remember having the bullseye rash, but they do test positive for Lyme.
About 25% of people who are bitten by ticks will not have tick-bite-associated symptoms. Because it’s possible to have a tick bite without showing any obvious signs of it, most people wait until more serious symptoms of Lyme disease develop before getting help.
Other Surprising Lyme Disease Symptoms
- Severe headaches and neck stiffness.
- Erythema migrans rashes in other parts of the body
- Facial palsy (loss of muscle tone or droop on one or both sides of the face)
- Arthritis with severe joint pain and swelling, particularly in the knees and other large joints.
- Intermittent pain in tendons, muscles, joints, and bones
- Heart palpitations or an irregular heartbeat (Lyme carditis)
- Experiences of dizziness or shortness of breath
- Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
- Nerve pain
- Hand or foot tingling, numbness, or shooting pain
Conventional doctors are perplexed by the striking range of symptoms, often leading to severe misdiagnosis.
In most cases, patients are dismissed as hypochondriacs or suffering from mental illness that has nothing to do with the resolution. Many people are surprised to learn that their poor health is caused by Lyme Disease.
Recovery From Lyme Disease
You might have Lyme disease, and you may not know it yet. It’s a tick-borne disease that many people don’t recognize. Positive identification of why they’ve been suffering is often a huge relief.
Our treatment at our clinic is effective, and people notice an improvement in their symptoms after starting to see our doctor for treatment. As treatment continues, more and more symptoms subside as patients start to see glimpses of their old selves.
It’s amazing that it works, but I think that everyone has seen this pattern before—this is just a different way to approach the problem.
Learn More About Lyme Disease Treatment at Advanced Acupuncture Florida
Lyme disease is a real condition that is often hard to treat successfully, even when properly diagnosed. You can learn more about how to take back your life by contacting us at (954) 987-6988.