Can your chiropractor help with your fibromyalgia pain?

Patients have seen to have significant improvement in pain after receiving chiropractic care. It is non-invasive, with no medications involved which is why many seek this form of treatment first.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes symptoms of widespread pain and tenderness in the body. Patients with fibromyalgia tend to have increased sensitivity to pain, a reduced pain tolerance, an increased sensitivity to sensations such as hot, cold, light and smell. Some other associated symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, memory loss, inability to focus, reduced concentration. These cognitive symptoms are referred to as “fibro fog”. Fibromyalgia tends to coexist with other conditions such as chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, temporomandibular joint (jaw) disorders, migraines, anxiety and depression.

What are the main risk factors of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is more prevalent in middle aged females, however it can also occur in males and young adolescents. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but has been seen to have genetics as a contributing factor. There are certain triggers commonly associated with the onset of fibromyalgia. This includes illness, infection, trauma, stress, emotional events and physical injury.

How your chiropractor can help?

Gentle manipulation, mobilisations. Help to realign your body, re-estabilising connection between nervous system.

Gentle soft tissue

  • Lifestyle advice - exercise in daily routine, finding ways to control pain without medication, this will vary.
  • Nutritional recommendations - Change of diet and supplements to decrease inflammation and relax muscles. Calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc- help to reduce symptoms of pain, as well as Vitamins A, C, D, E, B.
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