Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia Midlothian VA

Fibromyalgia is a condition that can affect a person’s everyday life and make it difficult to perform daily activities. It is typically seen with pain in all areas of the body for at least three months with pain in 11 or more tender points when pressure is used. Tender point are located in specific spots around the neck, chest, elbows, hips and knees. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, headaches, jaw pain, memory impairment, and sleep disorders. It’s essential for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed properly, which requires blood work to check for other disorders in case there are other factors that may slow or prevent treatments.

Chiropractic care for patients with fibromyalgia is particularly helpful to those with pain stemming from a condition in the muscles or joints. They can assist in pain relief by providing physical pain relief and supplements. Medications that may be provided for you to relieve symptoms in the short term include:

  • Prednisone

  • Anti-inflammatory medication

  • Antidepressants

  • Sleep medication

  • Muscle relaxers

Chiropractors have many helpful suggestions in improving your life when dealing with fibromyalgia. They may advise to improve your sleep quality to decrease fatigue or use stress management techniques to lower anxiety and depression. Your chiropractor may help you set up a more relaxing exercise program for both stress and pain relief. Common techniques used by chiropractors for fibromyalgia patients consist of:

  • Massage therapy

  • Ultrasound

  • Electrical stimulation

These chiropractic treatments may be used to alleviate fibromyalgia and improve the lifestyle of patients in the long run.