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Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Treatment

Fibromyalgia disease occurs in the musculoskeletal area with these common symptoms and can be a challenge to treat, but medication, various therapies, and lifestyle changes can help you manage symptoms.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. Many doctors use pain medication to treat symptoms, but don’t really know what fibromyalgia is and what the cause is. This condition is very problematic because it is extremely difficult to diagnose and also difficult to treat as it is a chronic disease.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by faulty or inaccurate pain signals received by the central nervous system, which causes pain that is felt throughout the body. Fibromyalgia causes so-called “pain regions,” and these regions overlap with areas of tenderness formerly known as trigger points or tender points 

If fibromyalgia occurs in your family, there may be certain genetic mutations that make you more susceptible to the development of the disease. Sometimes it can be triggered by physical events, such as a car accident, but also by sustained psychological stress. Some diseases seem to trigger or exacerbate fibromyalgia, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic pain syndrome.

Symptoms

Fibromyalgia disease is when widespread pain occurs in the musculoskeletal area often accompanied with memory loss, sleep problems, fatigue, and mood disorders. 

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include pain in the joints, back, neck, shoulders, and other parts of the body, and it appears to be more common in women than men. Researchers believe the disease affects pain processing in the brain, amplifying the pain and spreading throughout the body. People who suffer from fibromyalgia often also suffer from chronic pain in the joints, back, neck, shoulders, and other parts of the body. 

The pain associated with fibromyalgia is often described as constant pain that lasts for at least three months. Although the pain is considered widespread, it can occur at any time of the day and night and in different parts of the body with varying degrees of severity.

Many patients with fibromyalgia suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and other pain disorders. The pain often disrupts sleep and can lead to them waking up in the middle of the night after a long sleep.

Symptoms often begin after an event and accumulate over a period of time, often in the form of chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and memory problems, and they can impair the ability of the patient to pay attention and focus on mental tasks. Researchers believe the disease amplifies and influences the body’s response to stress and stressors such as anxiety disorders and depression and can also develop in people with a variety of other conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. 

Treatment

Fibromyalgia can be a challenge to treat, but medication, various therapies, and lifestyle changes can help you manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, various measures such as exercise, relaxation, and stress can help control the symptoms and reduce stress. If the medication your doctor prescribes does not completely relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms, look for alternatives. You can also use a variety of natural remedies and treatments that focus on relieving pain and reducing stress, such as acupuncture, joint mobilization, manual therapies, yoga, and physical therapy.

Chiropractic Treatments for Fibromyalgia

There are chiropractic treatments that are very effective not only to treat pain but also to minimize it or even control it. Treatments work effectively for other chronic diseases also. Chiropractors can help patients with fibromyalgia through lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, chiropractic adjustments, physical and manual therapies, and acupuncture.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy improves strength and reduces stress on the body, so exercise and stress reduction techniques can help you feel better mentally and physically.

Chiropractors can also make recommendations for lifestyle adjustment, but these recommendations depend on the patient’s daily activities and lifestyle. Patients who spend most of their time at their desks are advised to take regular walks. This can include incorporating exercise into their daily lives and finding ways to manage pain without medication.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Our chiropractic adjustments and chiropractic techniques help to restore balance to the body and restore connections between the nervous system and nerves. It focuses on the well-being of the whole body and has proven to be very effective in treating the disease. It can also reset your nervous system so your brain can process your pain more accurately. A misaligned spine can cause pain and stiffness and can affect changes in the production of certain brain chemicals that signal pain. The pain receptors in the brain seem to develop a kind of pain memory and become sensitized, which means that they can overreact to both painful and non-painful signals.

Nutrition

Diet plays an important role in all aspects of the body, but it is particularly important in the case of fibromyalgia. Inflammation reducing diet and supplementation are paramount for treating chronic disorders. Chiropractors will often make recommendations for dietary changes and supplements, but not all can cure the disease or alleviate symptoms.

Visit a Chiropractor

Chiropractic treatments have been proven effective in treating fibromyalgia as well as many other diseases. In just one visit to the doctor, patients reported a significant improvement in symptoms such as fatigue, pain, and muscle pain. Contact Natural Chiropractic Care Today to learn more about our services and how chiropractic care can help you find relief from fibromyalgia.