Fibromyalgia Patients Find Relief with Chiropractic
By Debra Rodzinak
More than 3 million Americans suffer with fibromyalgia yearly. With no cure for this painful ailment, many patients are looking for ways to decrease the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Some common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Muscle spasms
- All over body pain
- Joint tenderness
- Sleep disturbance
- Memory loss
- Muscle and joint stiffness
Natural Paths to Pain Relief
Before diving into costly surgery or addictive pain medications, many people are opting for a natural approach to relief from the many symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Some natural ways patients are finding relief are:
- Warm baths to relax muscles
- Avoiding foods or actions that can trigger headaches
- Heat therapy to painful areas
- Adding Epsom salts to bath water
- Support groups
- Tracking sleep patterns
- Stretching exercises
- Obtaining correct posture
By engaging the body in correct posture and increased muscle strength, many patients find pain relief naturally. Movement often helps due to the increased blood flow to the areas that are feeling stiff and painful. By combining heat therapy, stretching exercises, massage, and chiropractic, fibromyalgia patients are reporting that they are finding relief with decreased pain. This decreased pain is allowing them to sleep better and longer which, in turn, self corrects their brain fog and depression issues.
The body is capable of healing itself if given the ability. Using pain medications only masks pain and often leads to a person building up a tolerance to the medication, which leaves the patient still in pain and needing more and more prescription drugs to find relief. By using natural paths to wellness, those who are suffering from fibromyalgia not only find pain relief, but also discover that their symptoms decrease over time.
Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia Patients
Chiropractic treatments can be a part of an overall treatment plan that allows fibromyalgia patients to find relief. When the spine is in proper alignment, the other parts of the body are able to function as intended. With stiff and painful joints, a skilled chiropractor can help patients find relief with gentle adjustments.
At The Joint, the highly qualified doctors of chiropractic work with patients to develop an overall treatment plan that puts the patient in charge. At The Joint it’s on your terms -- not ours.
Come by The Joint today and talk with our expert team to begin your path to wellness without the use of drugs or surgery. With no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember, finding relief from your fibromyalgia may be just a walk-in away.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.