Have you ever wondered if there was another way to treat your fibromyalgia other than with pharmaceuticals? You may not have known that your chiropractor is actually a great treatment provider for this condition. This musculoskeletal disorder affects your whole body and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Instead of typical and invasive treatment options, you can go with a safe, non-invasive, alternative option like chiropractic care. Whether you already see a chiropractor and never thought to seek treatment for your fibromyalgia that way, or you’ve never been to one, schedule your next appointment to take care of your fibromyalgia symptoms once and for all.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia syndrome or FMS is disorder of the body that causes musculoskeletal pain in your muscles, joints, tends, and soft tissue. It is most often found in women but it only affects a tiny percentage of the US population. It often leads to other painful symptoms such as cognitive issues and sleep issues, depression and anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome and fatigue, as well as joint disorders such as temporomandibular joint disorders.
What causes it?
If you’ve ever wondered how fibromyalgia is diagnosed, it is a difficult thing to diagnose with the lack of a lab test to determine it. If you or someone you know has had widespread pain for 90 days or longer and there is no underlying medical condition, a physician is likely to diagnose it.
Doctors believe that it’s caused by genetics, a physical trauma or stress, an emotional trauma or stress, or an infection. Unfortunately, physicians can’t pinpoint the cause of the disorder and it can be difficult for patients and doctors to accept that. It is believed that it is caused from these reasons above.
How a Chiropractor can help
With pain like the kind fibromyalgia presents, it’s important to seek care to relieve the symptoms of the syndrome. Having overall wellness care is so good for the body, and can help with the care of fibromyalgia. In addition, your chiropractor can make adjustments needed to relieve the spine of subluxations caused from toxins, trauma, and your thoughts that cause stress.
Having misaligned vertebrae in the spine encourages these painful symptoms, and subluxations can work against your nervous system which is trying to send signals from your brain, spinal cord, and sensory organs to different parts of the body. Issues arise when the signals can’t be transmitted from brain to body, but seeking chiropractic care can help manage symptoms including pain, sleep interruptions, and fatigue.
Pain often dissipates in patients when chiropractic care can assist in improving cervical and lumbar range. Your chiropractor will likely prescribe resistance training to be combined with your chiropractic care multiple times a week which can work to improve endurance and flexibility.
Don’t think that your fibromyalgia pain must put a halt to enjoying life; seek chiropractic care to treat your symptoms from the inside out.