Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

What is Fibromyalgia?


Fibromyalgia is the world’s most common musculoskeletal condition, and one that is often misdiagnosed. It is a chronic, or long term, disease that can be identified by widespread muscle and joint pain, general fatigue, and areas of tenderness. Unfortunately there is not clear cause of fibromyalgia, as its symptoms are subjective to the individual and cannot be measured through tests. This is, in large part, why it is so often misdiagnosed.

Fibromyalgia symptoms also include:

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Sleeping for extended periods of time without feeling rested

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Headaches

  • Dull aching or pain the lower abdomen

  • Difficulty paying attention or inability to focus or difficulty paying attention

Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Regular chiropractic adjustments can be a great tool to manage and relieve pain and swelling cause by fibromyalgia. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, non-addictive, and safe form of therapy that is an alternative to prescription medications that can come with negative side effects.

As chiropractors, it is our job to deliver gentle and effective chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments reduce misalignments (aka joint restrictions) in the spine and other joints of the body to improve function and reduce inflammation of the affected joints and the nervous system. By improving the overall health of the nervous system and increasing joint mobility, you better prepare your body to manage the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia.

Patients suffering from fibromyalgia have reported these benefits after receiving chiropractic care:

  • Reduced discomfort and pain

  • Better range of motion

  • Decreased inflammation

  • Improved flexibility

  • Increased strength and muscle tone

If you believe you can benefit from chiropractic care, contact us today. We will perform a consultation and create a unique treatment plan that is custom to your needs.