Chiropractic is an Effective Pain management option for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a painful condition believed to be the result of overactive nerves in the body. It is characterized by widespread, chronic pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. By definition, fibromyalgia patients have pain for at least 3 months and tender points all over their bodies. In addition, fibromyalgia patients can also complain of chronic fatigue, difficulty sleeping, as well as headaches and anxiety. It's estimated that 5.8 million Americans are now suffering with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Back and Neck Pain Relief
Pain in the low back and neck are very common symptoms for fibromyalgia patients. Medical treatments typically involve prescribing medication for pain management and to help with symptoms of fatigue. Antidepressants or anti-seizure medications are also commonly used. Unfortunately, these medications are not always effective and may have several side effects. If you are searching for an alternative to these medications, chiropractic care is an effective alternative for the pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
Why Chiropractic Care is so Effective for treating Fibromyalgia Back and Neck Pain
Fibromyalgia is not a psychological condition. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia is caused, in part, by overactive nerves. In other words, an amplification of pain signals. This negatively alters the brain's ability to correctly process and respond to these signals. Spinal misalignment (subluxations) can be a possible cause for these increased brain signals. Vertebral misalignment can compress or irritate the adjacent nerve roots triggering amplified pain signals. Subluxations compromise the brains communication to organs and tissues through these compressed nerve roots.
Chiropractic adjustments are a drug-free, non-invasive treatment technique that removes this nerve interference to improve nervous system communication. Regular adjustments are helpful for managing several symptoms of fibromyalgia, including back pain and neck pain, as well as the associated fatigue. Fibromyalgia can be very painful and have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. There is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, but a chiropractic treatment plan can significantly help your pain level, and quality of life. Don't allow the back pain and chronic fatigue of fibromyalgia to stop you from enjoying life. Schedule an appointment today!