Chiropractic Care and Fibromyalgia: Can Spinal Manipulation Benefit Patients? | Dynamic Wellness

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Those with fibromyalgia may think that there will never be an end to their pain and exhaustion. After all, there is no known cure for this condition. But help is available, and many treatments can provide the relief you are searching for.

In fact, pain relief and comfort may be as close as your local chiropractor’s office. If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, then you may not be familiar with what they do and how spinal manipulations work. But that’s what we’re going to talk about here today.

Simply put, chiropractors treat the spine and make use of the body’s connected system to provide healing for the entire body. They treat the bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints in order to provide comfort to the rest of the system. If the skeletal structure is strong, the body can treat itself properly and heal faster.

For fibromyalgia sufferers, this means pain relief and restoring the balance of the skeletal structure through adjustments.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

First things first: what is fibromyalgia? This happens to be the second most common condition that affects the bones and muscles. Unfortunately, it is also often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. That is because the symptoms are widespread and so they resemble other common conditions.

Usually, patients experience muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue all over their body.

Doctors are also generally unsure what causes it, but it is known that women are more likely to get it. Those with other painful diseases such as arthritis are also more likely to get fibromyalgia. Conditions like anxiety and depression also seem to have a connection with the syndrome.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle pain, draining fatigue, depression, insomnia, and nervousness. The patient may feel aches all over their body, as well as burning and twitching sensations. Other common symptoms include constipation, diarrhea, headaches, dry mouth, and numbness.

Because the symptoms are so similar to other conditions, the condition is initially hard to diagnose. The doctor will want to rule out other possible medical issues.

Although there is no cure, a combination of medication, exercise, stress management, and healthy habits can ease the symptoms and help you enjoy a normal and active lifestyle. Once the condition has been diagnosed, it should be easy for your doctor to create a treatment program based on your problem.

Chiropractic Care and Fibromyalgia

Patients with this condition have been turning to chiropractic care for pain relief. The alternative treatment method is safe, holistic, painless, and non-invasive. Not only does it provide pain relief, it also restores your range of motion.

Most people visit chiropractors for problems like neck pain, back pain, leg cramps, and persistent headaches. But people with fibromyalgia can also benefit from it because a few adjustments to the neck and spine can greatly relieve your chronic pain. The biggest advantage of chiropractic treatment is that it doesn’t require the use of prescription painkillers, which have a high potential for abuse.

A lot of people who suffer from fibromyalgia also have to deal with upper cervical spinal stenosis. A chiropractor who is familiar with this condition can adjust the neck and the head so that the spine isn’t compressed. This can alleviate chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.

Spinal manipulation will not treat the problem, but it helps relieve the symptoms. Overall, it can provide the relief you need. Chiropractors can help improve your quality of life by allowing you to move comfortably.

Patients have reported a decrease in pain and fatigue after only 15 treatments. It even helped improve their quality of sleep.

If you are struggling with fibromyalgia and want to try spinal manipulation, look for a chiropractic clinic near you today!

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