Fibromyalgia is a disease sometimes called a syndrome. It is generally characterized by pain and stiffness of muscles, tendons and joints. While Fibromyalgia is not a cause of body deformity, it does have detectable inflammation. This Parma Chiropractor talks about Fibromyalgia treatments and benefits.
There are other typical symptoms including fatigue and even sleep disorders. This has been associated with as many as 90 percent of patients. Other issues including rheumatic conditions and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can occur.
There remains no definitive medical test for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The diagnosis is usually made by eliminating other possible conditions. Most accepted treatments have been education, reducing stress, exercise and some medication.
It is now known that chiropractic care and treatments can help.
It is well established that one of the main focuses of chiropractic care is the impact it can have on the nervous system. By improving the patient’s nervous system there is better chance for recovery.
Chiropractic care can treat pressure points, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches and pain from musculoskeletal injuries, all symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia.
Additionally, overall pain can be reduced through adjustments that increase mobility between spinal vertebrae, that can become moved out of proper alignment and position
Another treatment is educating the patient in specific exercises that can be done at home to increase strength and flexibility. This in turn will help to maintain the gains from the chiropractic adjustments.
A Florida State University study found patients who combined resistance training and chiropractic treatment two times a week saw improvements in their symptoms, flexibility, balance, coordination and endurance.
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