Treating Fibromyalgia with Chiropractic Care – A Rockville Chiropractors’ Advice

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The human body is a complex mass of cells tissues and bones with the brain directing working and interrelations among them all. On a good day it can work so perfectly that one might be tempted to think that nothing could ever be wrong with it.

This is why it is good that as much as it’s in your ability, you try to keep your body healthy.

There are however certain health conditions that can occur irrespective of the attention one pays to the body. One such condition is Fibromyalgia.

This is one body condition that has proven to be hard to understand even to medical personnel. This is because of its varied symptoms which may sometimes look like symptoms of some other health conditions.

Additionally, the fact that there are no real tests that can be done to confirm its diagnosis further compounds the issue. This has sometimes led to a wrong diagnosis of patients with the condition.

Basically, fibromyalgia is a health condition that generally causes body pains and great mental stress. It is explained in great detail here.

Some of its symptoms include:

Fatigue: Constant weakness or tiredness no matter how long an individual rest could be a symptom.

Troubled Sleep: Another of its symptoms could also be difficulty with falling asleep or experiencing general sleep disturbances.

Non Restorative Sleep: This occurs when an individual is continuously sleepy or drowsy despite the length of time the individual might have slept. 

Depression: This involves general mood swings, extreme anxiety and or nervousness.

Headaches: Having constant headaches, migraine as well as other body pains could also be a symptom.

Widespread Body Pain: This most times includes chronic pains in the waist or lower back. It can also involve joint, abdominal and muscle pains.

Fibro-fog: Generally, involves cognitive difficulties like constant loss of concentration, forgetfulness and inability to resolve mental tasks.

Extreme Body Sensitivity: In this situation, the body begins to show extreme sensitivity to cold or heat.

It should be noted that this condition will most of the time include a combination of the symptoms listed above.

However, it is not all doom and gloom for you if you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or if you are experiencing any of the above listed symptoms. This is because, chiropractors for fibromyalgia have made it known that there are alternative treatments for this health condition such as chiropractic care. 

What Is Chiropractic Care?

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It is a branch of alternative medicine that deals with the treatment of the spine and all other musculoskeletal system disorders. It is also called complementary medicine.

Its practitioners have long theorized that musculoskeletal disorders affect the body’s general health through the nervous system. They further propose that its proper alignment, that is of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, will allow and even aid the body heal itself without medication.

Their major treatment mode is by hands-on spinal manipulation among other things which may include exercises and other health and lifestyle adjustments. It is a non-invasive therapy and a wonderful natural alternative to the more common taking of medications especially pain killers. 

 It should be noted that there is no cure for fibromyalgia and chiropractic appears to be the best approach for taking care of or at least ameliorating its symptoms or health effects.

There is a tendency for people to distrust claims such as the one we have mentioned above.  This is usually a result of a lack of understanding, relying on hearsay or simply having the wrong information.

To help you understand what we are talking about, you can learn more about chiropractic here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiropractic.

In summary, understand the following:

  1. It is a natural, drug free therapy and thus there is no prescribed drugs for you to take.
  2. Your safety is guaranteed thus you are not to worry about your safety and wellbeing. 
  3. It has been proven to be effective especially in the treatment of pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia
  4. It is not a miracle treatment: this is to say that relief does not happen overnight rather, relief comes as a result of consistent and continuous dedication to the process.
  5. It is a multi-faceted therapy and treatment program. This is because the treatment program might require ultrasound, x-rays, massage therapy etc.

Conclusion

Fibromyalgia as a health condition can be very frustrating, especially because of its ability to limit one’s activities and productivity. Having to live constantly on drugs because of body pains and other discomforts is not a wonderful prospect.

Signing up for chiropractic care might just be the best decision you have made concerning your health.