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Fibromyalgia

Treating Fibromyalgia with Chiropractic Care

Central nervous system inflammation causing systemic body pain may be diagnosed as fibromyalgia, a disorder affecting over four million people in the U.S. Doctors aren't sure exactly why fibromyalgia develops but believe it involves genetics (fibromyalgia tends to run in families), recurring infections, stress and physical or emotional trauma. Also called "central sensitization syndrome", fibromyalgia is a real medical issue recognized by the American College of Rheumatology and the National Institutes of Health. Although fibromyalgia is a serious, often chronic disease, it can be successfully managed using a combination of chiropractic techniques, nutrition/dietary changes, exercise, and making good lifestyle choices. If your chiropractor in Macon diagnoses you with fibromyalgia, he will develop a customized treatment plan designed to address your unique health needs.

Woman experiencing tender points from fibromyalgia pain

How Do You Know You May Have Fibromyalgia?

Many people with fibromyalgia visit their primary care physician thinking they have the flu or similar infection that won't resolve on its own. After listening to patients describe symptoms of fibromyalgia, doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat something that will not respond to antibiotics. Consequently, fibromyalgia sufferers continue dealing with debilitating symptoms while taking drugs that, in some cases, do more harm than good.

You may need chiropractic-based fibromyalgia treatment provided by your Macon chiropractic if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Pain, muscles aches and stiffness, especially low back pain, general back pain and neck pain
  • Overwhelming fatigue/excessive sleeping
  • Anxiety, panic attacks and depression
  • Difficulty remembering, concentrating and focusing (referred to as "fibro-fog")
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Recurring numbness and tingling in the feet, hands and fingers
  • Jaw pain (temporomandibular joint syndrome, or TMJ)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

In women, fibromyalgia may also intensify menstrual cramps and impact hormone levels enough to interfere with fertility, metabolism and general reproductive health.

Fibromyalgia Treatment with Chiropractic Care in Macon

Since fibromyalgia is caused mostly by a dysfunctional central nervous system, your Macon chiropractor can restore optimal functioning of your CNS with various chiropractic techniques such as a manipulation and adjustment and deep tissue massage therapy. By aligning your spine with an adjustment, your chiropractor moves vertebrae into their correct positions so that sensitive spinal nerves are no longer compressed and irritated. Fibromyalgia patients receiving adjustments regularly report reduced muscle, joint and back pain, increased range of motion and feeling more energetic. In addition, many people diagnosed with fibromyalgia suffer cervical spinal stenosis, a condition involving compression of the meninges, or soft tissues covering the upper spine. Your chiropractor can adjust the cervical part of your spine to help relieve body pain caused by fibromyalgia.

Deep tissue massage benefits for fibromyalgia include improving joint flexibility, reducing stress hormone levels and promoting release of endorphins for natural pain relief.  Chiropractic massage works to provide pain relief for fibromyalgia patients by enhancing lymph fluid and blood circulation so that all body tissues receive sufficient oxygen and nutrients.

Contact Your Macon Chiropractor Today

If you suffering from symptoms of fibromyalgia, please call your Macon chiropractor today to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (478) 257-6114.

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