2% of Americans have fibromyalgia. That’s a big number, considering how many people live in the United States. If you’re one of them, you may wonder: can chiropractic reduce fibromyalgia symptoms? In addition, aside from arthritis, it may be the most common chronic pain disorder. Can chiropractic care give you critical pain relief to manage fibromyalgia’s painful symptoms?
Fortunately for you, the answer may be “yes.” At Back to Health Chiropractic, we love to provide effective treatment for patients with fibromyalgia.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects the body’s musculoskeletal system. Mainly characterized by tingly, painful sensations and constant fatigue, it is often accompanied by:
- Chronic pain in the joints and muscles
- Sleep and memory problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Severe headaches
Women are twice as likely to be affected by fibromyalgia than men. It can cause major sensitivity to pain, and there is also no known cause. However, a family history of fibromyalgia or environmental stresses are linked to the risk of developing fibromyalgia.
How Can Chiropractic Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms?
Chiropractors can treat the various symptoms of fibromyalgia using adjustments at the pressure points at the spine, neck, or back where patients may be feeling pain. Fibromyalgia patients also often report headaches and muscle tension, and chiropractic care is known to alleviate these. Additionally, massage techniques and stretching can be included in your chiropractic treatment plan for optimal pain management.
What are the Long-Term Benefits?
Pain management and relief is the long-term goal for treating fibromyalgia, which has no known cure. Seeing a chiropractor regularly, learning exercises, and taking other recommendations your chiropractor makes will help relieve the stress that comes with chronic pain. Our patients with fibromyalgia often report significant pain reduction and decreased fatigue after chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic care can be beneficial for you if you suffer from fibromyalgia. Here at Back to Health Chiropractic, we can create a treatment plan for your fibromyalgia. We want to ensure the best possible treatment for your specific needs.