Those who are affected by fibromyalgia understand that it is a painful, chronic, lifelong condition. It can be debilitating to everyday lifestyles, cause fatigue, negative sleep patterns, and mood swings.
Thankfully, there are treatment options available to help those who are suffering from this disorder. Chiropractic care can help decrease some of the unfortunate symptoms of fibromyalgia, and help provide patients with a better quality of life.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes pain and discomfort in the musculoskeletal system. This illness primarily affects the central nervous system in the body. When someone lives with fibromyalgia, the body has more cells that carry pain signals than it normally should. This means that the strength and amount of pain is increased. For example, causing a bump or bruise to hurt more than it generally should.
Causes and Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
There isn’t one definitive cause of Fibromyalgia, but it is known that the illness can be triggered by a stressful event in one's life, including physical or physiological. Also, an injury or viral infection can bring about the disease.
Some of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia that some patients have reported include:
- Depression or anxiety
- Headaches or migraines
- Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Decreased memory or memory issues
- Burning pain sensation around the waist area
- Unsuccessful sleep patterns including trouble falling asleep
- Stiffness throughout the body in the morning
- Pain in the muscles, back or neck
- Sensitivity to cold
- Muscle spasms
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is a non-surgical pain treatment option that has been shown to help patients suffering with the symptoms of fibromyalgia through gentle adjustments to the body, which aid in alleviating pain. Many patients have experienced positive results and decreased pain even after just one chiropractic appointment.
Other patients have reported successful outcomes that include:
- More restful sleep
- Improved blood flow and circulation
- Better mood and less fatigue
- Increased range of motion and mobility
- Increased nerve function and less pressure
- Overall improved muscle strength and resilience
The spine and body can easily become misaligned and “off-track”, which can cause issues and pain, from minor to severe. Chiropractic care will work to help relieve the pressure and discomfort in the joints, muscles, and other areas throughout the body. This will, in turn, improve the alignment of the body, resulting in decreased symptoms associated with the disease.
For more information about chiropractic care and how it can help with fibromyalgia symptoms, call Rindal Clinic today at (360) 424-1066 for a free consultation.