Can Chiropractic Help Fibromyalgiaby Jonathan Jewett | Feb 20, 2016
Fibromyalgia is often considered a “waste bucket” medical term, because it is a diagnosis that includes so many different symptoms, with little to no explanation as to the cause.
There is some debate as to what causes fibromyalgia, and it can be triggered by many different events, including: physical trauma (such as a car accident), psychological stress (such as PTSD), or surgery. In many cases, symptoms can come on gradually over time, making it hard to pinpoint any one event that may have caused the symptoms.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, chiropractic and exercise therapy can help with the common symptoms of fibromyalgia; such as headaches, muscle tension and pain, leg cramps and pain, etc. Because chiropractic directly treats the spine and helps reduce pressure on the nervous system, many fibromyalgia sufferers respond very well to chiropractic care.
I have personally treated many people that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, many of which had complete relief of all their symptoms. While not everyone will respond to chiropractic, the low cost and extremely low risk of chiropractic should make it a very appealing treatment option for those that either have not responded to conventional medicine, or those that simply don’t want to live on pain killers.
Most importantly, you want to find a chiropractor that will give you an honest assessment of your individual condition, and not try to pressure you into signing up for extremely long treatment plans. Call us for a free consultation, to see if chiropractic can help with your fibromyalgia.