Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that has no definitive cause. It is usually diagnosed after all other potential causes are ruled out, and the individual has experienced widespread body pain for a minimum of three months.
Fibromyalgia causes tight and sore muscles, muscle spasms, widespread body pain, tender point, fatigue, insomnia, intestinal problems, IBS, tension headaches and migraines, depression, anxiety, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs and feeling like the hands and feet are swollen when they are not swollen.
Research studies have not pinpointed a definitive cause of fibromyalgia, but there are several theories. It could be caused by malfunctioning or oversensitive nerves, poor diet, being physically unfit, chronic high levels of stress, heredity, menopause, surgery and head or spinal trauma.
Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Various types of medications are prescribed to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia from pain pills to antidepressants and nerve medications. Unfortunately, medications do not treat the underlying causes of the pain, and they do not address vitamin and mineral deficiencies or being excessively out-of-shape.
Chiropractic care can help you manage your fibromyalgia symptoms without resorting to various medications. We offer manual adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy and natural pain management treatments.
Misalignments in the spine and external joints can contribute to fibromyalgia pain and injuries. By making sure your spine is properly aligned, we are reducing back pain and the potential for back pain and helping your nervous system function better. By ensuring your extremity joints are properly aligned, we are reducing the risk of injury to your joints and reducing improper joint movements and pain.
Physical therapy helps strengthen weak and injured muscles. If your core muscles are strong, they are better able to support your spine. If your arms and legs are strong, walking, running lifting and perform everyday tasks becomes easier.
Massage therapy loosens muscles and tendons and removes tight spots while improving circulation throughout your body. This dramatically reduces widespread body pain, and the effects of massage are cumulative. The more massages you receive, the better you will feel both physically and mentally. Massage therapy reduces the symptoms associated with depression and anxiety, which can be contributing factors and symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Our pain management services combine one or more treatments to create an effective pain management plan that does not rely on power prescription medications. We also offer laser therapy, which can help heal both new and old injuries.
We may also recommend diet adjustments. Exceptionally poor diets do not provide your body with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs to heal and rejuvenate itself, and improving your diet can help you lose weight, which lowers the stress on your joints and reduces pain.
To schedule an appointment for your fibromyalgia, call our office at (732) 316-5895. We have two locations in Old Bridge and one location in Matawan to better serve you and help you on the path to wellness.