If you or a family member has Fibromyalgia, you already know how frustrating this health condition can be. Not only is it extremely painful, it can also be difficult to diagnose. Because diagnosis requires a person to undergo at least three months of widespread pain and pain and tenderness in at least eleven of eighteen [specific] areas they will often experience months of suffering before diagnosis.
Additionally, if your Fibromyalgia is correctly diagnosed, because no known cause for Fibromyalgia has been identified, doctors can only treat the symptoms. Other symptoms linked to Fibromyalgia are, fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. This means, on top of prescriptive treatments, supplementary medications are assigned to these symptoms as well. While doctors may prescribe “preventative medicines” in which they treat the symptoms as best they can, is there an alternative remedy?
Encouraging results have come in a surprising treatment option—chiropractic care. While medications may only treat a specific area of the body, chiropractic manipulation works as a holistic healer. Research studies have found that, within a matter of fifteen or so visits fibromyalgia patients experienced positive results from their chiropractic treatment.
While most people consider chiropractors to only specialize in achy backs, chiropractors are also experts in pain management. Chiropractors are able to focus on a specific area of pain if needed. Chiropractic care can help you to manage your pain by helping to locate and correct serious nervous system stress, strengthening your muscles surrounding your nerves, and advising you on the best care for your body. Other benefits include increasing immune system function, range of motion, and avoiding the side effects of harmful drugs and medications. The benefits of chiropractic care alone should encourage everyone to consider it as a viable option for staying healthy. If it truly does ease Fibromyalgia pain, why not give it a try?
Dr. David Ingram
Nova Health and Wellness, Centreville, VA