Fibromyalgia is an extremely debilitating and frustrating condition. Fibromyalgia causes body-wide pain as well as tenderness and the tendons, muscles, joints, and has been linked to issues like depression, headaches, fatigue, and anxiety. There are many thoughts of what causes fibromyalgia, but there is no definitive cause. In some cases, fibromyalgia is triggered by an event like physical trauma, infection, or another disorder like lupus, or hypothyroidism. Someone who suffers from fibromyalgia have increased growth in nerves as well as other pain-related chemical transmitters. Fibromyalgia is thought to be a disorder where the central nervous system is in a flux of hypersensitivity.
Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia
There are several different treatment options for fibromyalgia. These treatments include things like physical therapy, pain medication, and other pharmaceutical medication. The problem with pharmaceutical medication, and pain medication is that is often addictive, and often comes with some pretty severe side effects. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, your doctor may recommend taking antidepressants, anti-anxiety, pain medication as well as other medications that have been geared to the treatment of fibromyalgia. However, you may find that some of this medication causes side effects that are more severe than fibromyalgia itself. For example, pain medication can cause abdominal discomfort that may cause a tremendous amount of pain. Some treatment options out there may not even work for your fibromyalgia. You could end up spending a lot of money for treatment only to find that it does not work. If you are looking for another treatment option that is all-natural and that can help benefit you greatly, you should consider chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia
A chiropractor can help treat fibromyalgia naturally. Chiropractors are specialists in the spine, and work hard to make sure that you get the necessary treatment possible. Not only will they work with you on getting your physical pain under control, but they will also help you with all the rest of your health issues. They will make suggestions for lifestyle changes including dietary changes. Here are some things that you should expect when getting chiropractic care:
Complete health history
When you first go to a chiropractic care appointment, the doctor will take a look at your complete health history. They will go over any elements that you have had in the past, any current conditions, as well as go over any kind of medication that you are on. You will need to make sure that you have your complete medical history available to your chiropractors so they can form an accurate health care plan.
When you go into the appointment, your chiropractor will take a look at your spinal alignment, test your pressure points, and palpate your muscles. People who suffer from fibromyalgia will have tender pressure points that a chiropractor will be able to help.
Once the assessment has been completed, the chiropractor will make adjustments to the spine and neck. They will be able to correct any misalignment of the spine to help balance the nervous system. Chiropractors have seen that pain is diminished once the spine is in the proper alignment.
Your chiropractor will make suggestions on how you should change your lifestyle. This is including adding more of an exercise routine to your daily routine and making changes to your diet. Diet changes that may help include eating less processed food, and increasing consumption of antioxidant-rich foods.
Finding the Right Chiropractor
You will want to make sure that you find a chiropractor that is specialized in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Finding a chiropractor that is experienced in fibromyalgia care will help to ensure that you get the best care possible from a knowledgeable chiropractor. To ensure that you choose the right chiropractor, go in for an appointment and get a feel for the office. Before you go in, you may also want to read reviews of this particular practice. Reading reviews can allow you to get an accurate look and feel of the office to see how they will fit your needs. While you are doing this you can also get how much they charge for the practices, and other information. Once you find the right chiropractor, you will be amazed at how much better you feel.
If you are suffering from fibromyalgia and you are sick of taking medication that does not work or gives you terrible side effects, consider chiropractic care today. There have been many people that have benefited from spinal adjustments, and other chiropractic care for the alleviation of their fibromyalgia symptoms. Please call us today at 205-637-1363. We will be happy to get you an appointment to help you experience some relief from your fibromyalgia.