Whole Body Treatment for Fibromyalgia Pain in Frankfort
Sufferers from fibromyalgia struggle with back pain, muscle knots and other symptoms that make even the simplest tasks a challenge. Finding an effective treatment for this condition can prove frustrating for patients who are looking for long-term pain management. Here at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center, we have enjoyed considerable success in helping patients manage their chronic pain and enjoy a better quality of life through chiropractic care and supportive therapies.
While the underlying causes of fibromyalgia remain something of a puzzle, its effects on the body are obvious and severe. Back pain, fatigue, depression, “brain fog” and headaches are all common symptoms. And symptoms such as insomnia can prevent the body from repairing itself through sleep. The condition also can cause painful knots in various muscles throughout the body and sufferers from this condition appear to have a higher than usual sensitivity to pain. But since there are many forms of myofascial pain that can mimic the condition, a positive diagnosis requires the presence of at least 11 of 18 known tender points.
Fibromyalgia also affects the spine and nerves. Patients frequently suffer from stenosis, a bony overgrowth in the vertebrae that presses on the upper cervical region of the spine, putting pressure on the meninges. Pinched nerves typically relay pain and other uncomfortable signals to various parts of the body. The muscles react to these nerve signals by tightening, increasing the level of pain. An improper spinal alignment can also cause pinched nerves, with the same painful results.
Chiropractic Care Helps Relieve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic care has been shown in studies to help fibromyalgia patients manage their pain, get better sleep and function at an improved level of wellness. Our chiropractor will start by evaluating the spinal alignment and making gentle adjustments as needed. These adjustments help to relieve pinched nerves and other causes of neck pain, back pain or referred pain. By maintaining a balanced spinal alignment and gait through periodic evaluations and adjustments, you can also prevent future pinched nerves or muscle strains.
Additionally, Dr. Stratton may recommend other supportive therapies as part of our holistic or “whole body” treatment methodology. Stretching exercises or physiotherapy, for example, can help keep your muscles limber and relaxed. Even nutritional counseling can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being.
We encourage those who experience back pain, sleeplessness, muscles aches and other fibromyalgia symptoms to schedule a consultation at our clinic. Dr. Stratton will evaluate your medical history, symptoms and musculoskeletal alignment. He can then prescribe an ongoing chiropractic care program to help you keep the symptoms under control, enabling you to experience long-term pain relief. For more information about addressing fibromyalgia pain and to schedule an appointment, contact our office at (815) 464-6772.