Chiropractic care is more than just a tight back or neck. Proper chiropractic treatment can help with all types of injuries and chronic health issues, allowing you to have a more fulfilling and stable daily life.
One of these conditions is fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that is characterized by widespread, constant pain in your muscles and joints. It typically causes fatigue, trouble sleeping, mood issues, and memory loss.
Fibromyalgia can occur as an effect of a traumatic event like a car accident, major surgery, significant injury, or psychological stress.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are chiropractic treatments available to get your life back to what it once was.
As we said previously, fibromyalgia pain is widespread, meaning it is all over both sides of your body as opposed to focused in one area. Fibromyalgia pain is also chronic, meaning the throbbing or aches you feel last for months with only small periods of relief.
Another major symptom is trouble sleeping and constant fatigue. Those suffering from fibromyalgia often have interrupted sleep from teeth clenching or grinding, restless leg syndrome, or sleep apnea. Even when you may feel like you got a good night’s sleep, you will still wake up feeling tired.
Fibromyalgia patients also suffer from increased tenderness and sensitivity to pain, stiffness, digestive difficulty, and cognitive problems. Memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and other cognitive problems are often referred to as “fibro fog.”
Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat because the symptoms can be confused with other conditions, but if you’re suffering from chronic pain and stiffness, you shouldn’t wait any longer to speak with your doctor.
The first goal in treating fibromyalgia is pain relief. One treatment option relief is pain medication to reduce pain, while the other option is a lifestyle adjustment. Chiropractic treatments fall under the latter.
Chiropractors use adjustments to properly align your spinal column and repair the connection between your musculoskeletal system and central nervous system. When your body is properly aligned and functioning as it is intended, your brain is able to send the proper signals to your body.
This is particularly important for fibromyalgia patients because often your brain is sending false pain signals to the rest of your body.
Your chiropractor will also recommend various physical therapy exercises and nutritional changes that will help your body recover and stay in proper alignment in the future.
Chiropractic adjustments help put your body in the proper alignment, which makes all facets of your daily life easier. In addition to reduced pain, you’ll have an easier time sleeping, which will have an immensely positive impact on your cognitive abilities.
At Lakes Chiropractic and Wellness, we put your health and well-being first, and we've helped many patients who have fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is an incredibly difficult disease to suffer from, and that’s why we want to provide you with proper chiropractic treatment that does not involve medication. Our goal is to relieve your pain and teach you the proper techniques to ensure an improved lifestyle going forward.
If you believe you have fibromyalgia and are looking for alternative treatments to medications, contact us today to schedule an appointment.