Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in the world, and it is one that is often misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia is a long term, or chronic, disease that can be identified by widespread joint and muscle pain, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue. There is unfortunately not a clear cause of fibromyalgia, as symptoms are subjective to each individual. This, in large part, is why it is so frequently misdiagnosed.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Depression

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Anxiety

  • Dull pain or aching in the lower abdomen

  • Getting enough sleep but not feeling rested

  • Headaches

  • Inability to focus or difficulty paying attention

Can Chiropractic Help?

Regular chiropractic care is a great tool to relieve and manage swelling and pain caused by fibromyalgia. Chiropractic care is a non-addictive, non-invasive, and safe form of therapy that is an alternative to the negative side effects of prescription medication.

As chiropractors, it is our responsibility to deliver effective and gentle chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments reduce misalignments (also known as joint restrictions) in the spine and joints of the body to reduce inflammation and improve function of the affected joints and nervous system. By improving the overall health and wellness of the nervous system and increasing joint mobility, your body is better able to manage the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia.

Patients experiencing negative symptoms from fibromyalgia have reported these benefits after receiving regular chiropractic care:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort

  • Improved range of motion

  • Increased flexibility

  • Decreased inflammation

  • Increased strength and muscle tone

If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, the benefits of chiropractic care can help you. Click here to contact us for a consultation to see how we can help.