Fibromyalgia Pain: Chiropractic Care Can Help
By Stephen R. Farris
Do you know the difference between arthritis and fibromyalgia? Arthritis causes joint and muscle inflammation, whereas there's no scientific proof, so far, that points fibromyalgia in that same direction.
While the scientific community continues their research into what causes fibromyalgia, there are certain risk factors from traumatic injury, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, and other autoimmune disorders that could lead to developing the incurable disease.
Some of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Stiffness and pain in the jaw
- Stiff joints and/or muscles when you get up in the morning
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and/or feet
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Restlessness in the legs
- Memory lapse and/or loss of focus and concentration
These are just a few of the symptoms. Other symptoms may include vision problems, urinary problems, weight gain, nausea, etc. However, if you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia there are certain things you can do to help lessen the pain and keep you going throughout your day.
Exercise programs, such as walking, swimming, and/or cycling can help. Getting a massage and seeing your local chiropractor regularly can also help with managing the pain
The best thing about receiving chiropractic care for your fibromyalgia is the fact that it's a gentle, hands on, noninvasive, non-addictive therapy that involves what is called a spinal adjustment to make sure it's aligned properly to reduce restrictions on your joints. You'll also receive these benefits from visiting your local chiropractor on a regular basis:
- Reduction in pain and discomfort
- Reduced swelling and inflammation in your joints
- Better flexibility
- Improvement with your range of motion
- Noticeable improvement in muscle tone and strength
The important thing is to get the pain relief you need, without the use of over-the-counter (OTCs) medication and/or prescription drugs, which could lead to addiction.
So the next time your fibromyalgia flares up, go see your chiropractor such as the doctors of chiropractic at The Joint Chiropractic. No appointment is necessary to be seen at The Joint Chiropractic. Plus, you don't have to worry about dealing with your insurance company, as The Joint Chiropractic offers several plans available that won't put a dent in your bank account.
What are you waiting for? Get the pain relief you need today at The Joint Chiropractic!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.