Fibromyalgia is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in the world. Every day it affects thousands of people, leaving long term or chronic joint and muscle pain which sometimes coincides with feelings of tenderness and fatigue. It’s a condition that can get in the way of day to day life, but did you know that chiropractic practices can have an impact on helping sufferers manage the subsequent pain? Below we explain how chiropractic care may be able to help individuals with fibromyalgia.
How can chiropractic practices help out with fibromyalgia?
Chiropractic practices offer non-invasive and non-addictive therapy for fibromyalgia. Working as an alternative to prescribed or over the counter medication, chiropractic practices aim to soothe instances of inflammation, reduce misalignments of the spine and in the joints, as well as improve joint mobility. We do this because we recognise that the happier your spine is, the happier your central nervous system will be, meaning that you’re much better equipped to manage symptoms of fibromyalgia.
With the right chiropractic care in place, you may start to notice, in some cases of fibromyalgia, that there’s a gradual reduction in the discomfort that arises as a result of the condition. This in itself can get you back up on your feet, potentially increasing muscle tone and strength as well as overall flexibility.
How will I be able to tell if I need chiropractic attention?
With every new case at My Chiro, we run a series of tests and consultations that in some cases can include x-rays or MRIs if necessary, to determine whether or not you need chiropractic attention. If we feel that your condition meets our care criteria, we set out right away on devising a suitable treatment plan. This will include chiropractic care, but in some more serious cases, this may span to other healthcare professionals such as massage therapists and physical therapists.
For more information on the chiropractic help available for fibromyalgia, book an appointment online at today.