Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia

One of the most common types of chronic body pain is fibromyalgia. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that 1 in every 50 Americans currently suffers from this disease. The actual number may be even larger, as many people suffer from fibromyalgia without a proper diagnosis. 

Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose. It is also chronic, which means that it can linger for months or years. Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the body and makes certain areas of your body so tender that even the slightest pressure causes pain. 

There are multiple ways to treat fibromyalgia, including chiropractic care. Other options include vitamin therapy, acupuncture, and prescription medications.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

There are three primary symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

  • Widespread pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive difficulties

Additionally, fibromyalgia often coexists with other conditions, such as: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Migraine and other types of headaches
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome

Causes of Fibromyalgia

Researchers are still working to understand the causes of fibromyalgia. It is believed that repeated nerve stimulation can cause the brain and spinal cord to change in people with fibromyalgia.

The pain receptors in the brain also create a pain memory and become more sensitized. This can result in the brain overreacting to both pain and non-pain signals. 

Some factors that could contribute to it include genetics, infections, and physical or emotionally triggering events. 

Some risk factors for fibromyalgia include sex, with more women than men being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. If you have a parent or sibling with fibromyalgia, you are more likely to have it as well. If you have lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis, you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia. 

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia

You can enjoy some distinct benefits when choosing chiropractic care as your treatment option with Dr. Desai. 

Reduced Pain Levels

One of the biggest struggles with fibromyalgia is the constant pain, which can last for weeks or months. 

Through gentle spinal adjustments to improve alignment and soft tissue work, Dr. Desai can help minimize the painful pressure points in your body. Chiropractic care can help to decrease tender spots associated with fibromyalgia.

Increase Range of Motion

Dr. Desai can help to adjust and loosen the joints in your body, providing you with a greater range of motion. It can take multiple treatment sessions to increase the range of motion. 

Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

When you are in constant pain, it can greatly impact your ability to sleep. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling foggy and irritable. The impact of not getting enough sleep over the long term can be significant. 

By helping to loosen your joints and manage your tender points, Dr. Desai can help make your body more comfortable so that you can enjoy deeper and higher-quality sleep. 

Drug-Free Treatment

Another big advantage of chiropractic care is that it is a drug-free, all-natural approach to managing your pain. Your entire body and how it works together are taken into consideration. 

Dr. Desai understands how one part of your body is connected to another and will use that knowledge to treat your pain. 

Gentle Treatment

Dr. Desai specializes in gentle chiropractic care, where the least amount of pressure possible is used to adjust your body. Dr. Desai understands how sensitive fibromyalgia patients' bodies are to pressure and thus only uses the pressure necessary to help improve your pain and heal your body. 

Complement Other Treatments

Chiropractic care can work well with other treatment options for fibromyalgia. For example, it can work together with traditional medications, vitamin therapy, and acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia. 

With this condition, you often need a holistic treatment approach. Dr. Desai can help develop a holistic treatment plan for your fibromyalgia. 

It is important to note that multiple treatment sessions are necessary with fibromyalgia to provide you with the most benefits and pain relief. Chiropractic care is one tool you can use to manage your chronic pain. 

Get Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Dr. Tanvi Desai is a chiropractic expert with extensive training and experience in caring for patients' spinal misalignments. She offers patients natural healing options involving gentle adjustments, basic exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to improve their condition.

Lotus Chiropractic Care can help improve posture, reduce pain, and improve the body's overall function. If you suffer from body pain, such as that caused by fibromyalgia, Dr. Desai can help get your body back to a pain-free life.

We service residents of Dunwoody and surrounding areas from our office on Mt. Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, Georgia.

Learn if chiropractic care may be right for you. Call us at (470) 719-9539 or request an appointment online. 

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