Fibromyalgia is sometimes referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome,
formerly known as fibrositis, and is abbreviated FMS. While
fibromyalgia is one of the most common diseases affecting the
muscles, its origin is currently unknown. The condition seems to
be rooted in the nervous system which results in the patient being
hypersensitive to external stimuli. Alterations in the neural
chemicals that turn on and off parts of the brain and spinal cord
have shown to be a significant component of FMS. Hormonal
disturbances, trauma, anxiety and depression have also been
considered causes of this disease. Some believe there is a
genetic link, or a situational starting point, that may have resulted
from earlier life experiences or trauma.
The pain associated with FMS can make even the simplest tasks of
daily movements a chore, or in some cases, impossible. In fact,
getting up and out of bed might be easier said than done, and
could start a chain reaction of painful twinges that last all day long.
The pain, ranging from mild to severe, consequently affects every
aspect of your. From bothersome to debilitating, overall joint pain
is much harder to tolerate than just a single painful area.
The most frustrating problem with fibromyalgia is there are so many symptoms that you can begin to feel like a
hypochondriac, especially when no one can see or appreciate any of your pain and exhaustion. Your symptoms
are mostly invisible to others. Adding to this is a tremendous variability of symptoms between one person with
fibromyalgia and another. These complications cause physicians and patients to be perplexed and frustrated
Key Symptoms of FMS
- Pain All Over
- Brain Fog
- Trouble Sleeping
- Exercise Difficulties
- Irritable Bowel
- Jaw Pain
- Multiple Sensitivities
How can chiropractic help me with FMS?
We can NOT tell you that we have stumbled across some instantaneous cure, but we CAN tell you that
chiropractic has remarkable evidence of significantly improving the quality of life for those who endure chronic
pain and fatigue associated with FMS. Chiropractic adjustments are a reliable treatment option for anyone
suffering with fibromyalgia. For some of our patients it is a step in the right direction and for others it is nothing
short of a miracle. If you are looking for a fibromyalgia treatment that is free from drugs, then chiropractic
treatment might just be the right alternative for you.
Chiropractic care is based on the theory that illness and pain are caused by misalignments in your skeletal
structure. When the skeletal structure is sound, your body should feel healthy, strong and happy. If segments of
your spine are slightly off balance, it could cause weakness leading to serious problems like chronic pain.
Simple adjustments to the neck and back align the carriage of the entire body, allowing many FMS sufferers to
feel substantial reduction in overall pain.
Of course, pain relief won’t be achieved during the first visit. FMS will require regular adjustments over time to
suspend the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. In order to achieve the quality of life you are looking
for, it is recommended that you couple chiropractic treatments with a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet.
Chiropractic care is a natural and caring approach to treating the complications related to fibromyalgia.
Chiropractic Adjustments can provide numerous FMS benefits including:
- Better range of motion in your joints
- Increased blood flow (which helps to release toxins and promote muscle healing)
- Increased production of endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers
- Better pain tolerance
If walking ten feet to the bathroom feels like taking the stairs to the tenth floor, maybe its time to take a new
approach. Give us a call today!