Conservative treatments for fibromyalgia include drugs, injection therapy, physical therapy, and surgery 1. But, many people with fibromyalgia find that these treatments don't work.
If you're looking for natural treatments, you may want to try a chiropractor. Chiropractic care can treat fibromyalgia patients' pain and improve mobility through a spine adjustment. These treatments often result in quicker improvements of symptoms compared to using medication alone.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain and tenderness in the muscles and joints. Fibromyalgia is often mistaken for other conditions, such as arthritis. Because the symptoms are similar.
Common fibromyalgia symptoms include:
There is no one test to diagnose fibromyalgia. It is often a diagnosis of exclusion. Meaning that you must rule out other conditions first.
But many believe it changes how the brain and spinal cord process pain signals. There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Treatments can help lessen the pain and other symptoms. Some treatments include medication, exercise, and relaxation techniques.
Yes, chiropractors can help diagnose fibromyalgia.
Upon diagnosing your condition, specialists will use chiropractic treatment (e.g., adjustments) alongside lifestyle adjustments to treat fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms.
Chiropractic care can help treat fibromyalgia because it re-aligns the web of nerves your spine sends throughout the body. Thus, it may improve your nervous system.
That is because your body uses your spine and brain to deliver commands to various parts of your body through nerves 2. If these areas do not function properly, your body may suffer from delayed healing, chronic pain conditions, and other disorders that could affect your bodily function.
Chiropractors will tackle issues that stem from your nervous system through spine manipulation, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes.
You may not likely feel instant relief during your first manipulation. So your specialist will set up a treatment plan for repeat visits.
Chiropractors will use physical therapies for fibromyalgia including heat and ice therapy, electrical stimulation, and massage. These therapies can help to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow and circulation.
Chiropractic treatments for fibromyalgia have proven successful in helping fibromyalgia sufferers find pain relief. It gives people an alternative (and natural) way to treat this condition without resorting to medications or risky surgery.
While tackling your fibromyalgia, consider our other services to improve your overall well-being:
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