Fibromyalgia is a debilitating and much too common myofascial condition. The person afflicted with fibromyalgia states they have pain all over their body, feel tired all the time, feel depressed and sleep poorly. Those suffering from fibromyalgia find it difficult to get lasting relief from medical doctors and most have tried many different therapies with only a few success stories.
Scientists and researchers have found that Fibromyalgia effects the central nervous system causing normal neurochemicals to become abnormal and not allowing normal transmission of nerve impulses. It wasn’t until 1987 that the AMA (American Medical Association) recognized Fibromyalgia as a true physical disorder. Due to a lack of specific treatment procedures and tests, some healthcare providers still do not address Fibromyalgia as a positive finding on a physical examination and assume it as psychological or emotional stress.
Chiropractic treatment has shown great success in treating Fibromyalgia with spinal adjustments and nutritional support. Chiropractors have been treating the symptoms of Fibromyalgia before the term originated.
Since, the main purpose of chiropractic is to maintain central nervous system balance and improve overall body functions it is the ideal treatment for Fibromyalgia.
Many times Fibromyalgia goes unnoticed or undiagnosed by healthcare providers and may take as long as five years for the individual to get information on this disorder. Chiropractors can diagnose this and may other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
After the chiropractor diagnoses the neurological and musculoskeletal abnormalities, the patient will receive gentle spinal adjustments at the site of neurological impairment and spinal misalignment. Once the patient’s spine is more symmetrical and aligned properly, the patient will have reduced pain along with more restful sleep and less fatigue.
Proper nutrition is always recommended with lifestyle changes, exercises, and better sleeping habits. There is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but there is hope with chiropractic.