Treating Fibromyalgia with Chiropractic Care

For those who have this condition and wish to pursue natural and non-surgical treatment options, chiropractic care may offer the optimum solution. Chiropractic treatments can lessen their pain and improve their range of motion. We encourage you to call us today to schedule an exam.

The Nervous System

The nervous system transmits information between the brain and the nerve endings located throughout the body. The nervous system can be adversely affected by spinal misalignment, and that in turn can cause pain and other symptoms for persons who are already suffering with fibromyalgia. Spinal misalignment can result in unnatural pressure on the nerves, and this is common when one or more of the spine’s vertebrae have locked into the wrong place or are restricted in mobility due to injury. Very often, pain and great discomfort results. A chiropractor can perform a spinal adjustment to realign the vertebrae so that they can function correctly. The adjustments are made by the chiropractor by using specialized motions to stretch the back or by using a gentle pressure. In some instances, the chiropractor uses a safe, high velocity thrust to realign the vertebrae. Once the spine is aligned properly, it can relieve pain due to nerve compression. Additionally, patients who suffer from fibromyalgia may also experience an increase in energy and an improved quality of sleep.

Some patients who suffer from fibromyalgia may benefit from a combination of treatment that includes chiropractic care as well as acupuncture, psychotherapy massage, spa therapy, exercise, and changes in their diet. 

Chiropractic Treatments

Patients who have fibromyalgia experience regular bouts of severe pain. Most do not experience additional pain from chiropractic treatments, nor are the adjustments normally a trigger for painful episodes. However, should there be an exception from the norm, our chiropractor can make changes to your treatment regimen as needed, including using different techniques to perform the adjustments.

Cautions

Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, proven, and effective treatment method that has been around since the 1890s. For some patients, a chiropractor may recommend that spinal manipulation may not be an optimum choice for those who suffer from spinal cord compression, lupus, osteoporosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. If you are suffering from certain types of cancer, this caution may also apply. During your exam, be sure to discuss your existing conditions with the chiropractor so that they have the information needed to provide you with the highest level of care.

Call for an Exam

To find out more about the benefits of chiropractic treatment for those who suffer from fibromyalgia, contact us to schedule an exam. Our chiropractor can perform an exam and provide you with more information—call us today.

 

Resources:

Wikipedia, Chiropractic Care

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