Chiropractic is Well-Suited to Combat Fibromyalgia’s Myriad Symptoms

Are you someone who experiences intense, tingling pain in multiple areas of the body, combined with trouble sleeping and focusing? If so, you may be suffering from a troublesome chronic disorder called fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia causes widespread musculoskeletal pain in both sides, top, and bottom of the body, and can be horrible to live with. Many fibromyalgia patients experience various other symptoms such as cognitive difficulty, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and headaches. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disorder; however, there are ways to treat it to minimize pain.

One course of treatment that more fibromyalgia patients are turning to is chiropractic care, which has been shown to improve symptoms in some individuals. At Ideal Spine, we help patients discover the healing powers of spinal manipulation and re-alignment to find relief.

Understanding fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complicated disorder that is mainly categorized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and tingling sensations. It is typically accompanied by intense fatigue and other sleeping disorders, as well as cognitive difficulties. Some fibromyalgia patients may also experience other symptoms like headaches, IBS, and TMJ.

The cause of fibromyalgia is difficult to pinpoint, which is why it is so difficult to treat and remedy. Often, fibromyalgia patients develop symptoms due to physical or emotional trauma, infections, or genetics. The disorder is also much more common in women. Experts believe that repeated nerve stimulations change the way the brain processes pain signals, making it more sensitive, resulting in the pain fibromyalgia causes.

Spinal manipulations may help

Because there is no cure, most fibromyalgia patients must find a treatment plan that helps minimize their pain and treat underlying symptoms of the disorder. Medications are a common form of treatment but are typically a “quick fix” for pain. Symptoms may also be eased with stress-reduction, massage therapy, and physical therapy exercises.

In the world of chiropractic care, more and more experts are seeing fibromyalgia patients visiting their offices due to the belief that chiropractic manipulations and compression can help. In fact, numerous studies have suggested that patients suffering from fibromyalgia can benefit from chiropractic manipulations and muscle compression treatments.

But how does it work? One of the major specialties and benefits of chiropractic treatment is its positive effect on the body’s central nervous system. If the vertebrae of the spine are misaligned (called vertebral subluxations), they have the potential to irritate the nerves exiting the spine and traveling through the body. Some experts believe this consistent nerve irritation may cause fibromyalgia symptoms in some patients.

Through gentle manipulations and compression of the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors can re-align the vertebrae, potentially relieving the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia. Your chiropractor may also provide a few helpful exercises and stretches you can to strengthen the muscles around your spine, keep you aligned, and alleviate symptoms further.

Ideal Spine uses the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) method of care to help chiropractors serve patients to the fullest extent possible. Visit a CBP trained chiropractor to see what course of treatment they can provide to help minimize your pain.

Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.