Chiropractic Care Provides Fibromyalgia Relief

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain in the tendons, joints, muscles, and other parts of the body. It is an extremely painful yet mysterious condition as not much is known about the cause and there is currently no cure. Because it is such a curious disorder, there is no diagnosis protocol. In most cases, fibromyalgia can be diagnosed after about 3 months of widespread pain. Around three to five percent of people across the country are affected by fibromyalgia pain, most of which are women. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you may feel that there is no end in sight for the pain and exhaustion that often comes along with this disorder. But there is hope with chiropractic care from a Chesterfield chiropractor.

What Causes Fibromyalgia Pain?
Medical professionals aren’t able to pinpoint exactly what causes fibromyalgia pain, although it is thought to be a condition of the nerves. Experts believe that fibromyalgia may be due to either physical or emotional trauma, genetics, or infection. Many people also experience fibromyalgia in conjunction with other health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, fatigue, or sleep issues. Fibromyalgia pain can also be accompanied by back pain, neck pain, and frequent leg cramps. Whatever pain you are experiencing, there’s no doubt that it can and does affect daily tasks and quality of life. So what can be done to offer relief?

Spinal Health and Fibromyalgia
Neurologically-based chiropractic care focuses on improving the function of the central nervous system through spinal health. Spinal misalignments affect our nerves and disrupt brain-body communication, which can cause chronic pain, like what occurs with fibromyalgia. When misalignments thwart communication between the brain and body, all kinds of dysfunction can occur. But proper spinal alignment ensures the body can function at higher levels of health to not only decrease nerve pain, but also address the neck pain, back pain, leg cramps, or other health conditions that can accompany fibromyalgia, including IBS, fatigue, and lack of sleep. It has been discovered that many fibromyalgia sufferers also have spinal misalignments present. Dr. Ryan Hewkin of Excelsior Family Chiropractic will assess the spine for misalignments and perform gentle chiropractic adjustments to remove these disruptions to alleviate chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.

The Case for Chiropractic
While some may be skeptical of chiropractic care for relief from fibromyalgia pain, it is important to note that case studies have shown that it has worked for others. In fact, many fibromyalgia sufferers have experienced firsthand the healing relief brought about from regular chiropractic care. In one such case study of a 64-year-old woman who had suffered from fibromyalgia pain for over 6 years, she found relief from painful symptoms after just 3 months of chiropractic care. She also noticed an increase in energy levels and a decrease in sleep apnea problems and IBS issues.
If fibromyalgia pain has left you feeling defeated, don’t give up. Find out more about what chiropractic care can do for you. Contact Chesterfield chiropractor Dr. Ryan Hewkin of Excelsior Family Chiropractic today for more information.

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Hawkins, R. “Fibromyalgia: A Clinical Update.” The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 2013; 113, 680-689.

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