Can Chiropractic Care Help with Fibromyalgia?

February 16, 2021

Fibromyalgia affects around 1 in 50 people in the U.S. alone, making it one of the most commonly occurring chronic conditions in the United States. Because it is a chronic condition, it can be very difficult to treat, so many doctors resort to pain medications to treat the symptoms. However, this only masks what is causing the pain beneath the surface rather than treating it at the source. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, directly addresses any misalignments, tension, and pain throughout the body to bring you effective and lasting pain relief.

How Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Relieve Pain?

When you come in for a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor takes the whole body into consideration. Because fibromyalgia affects the way your brain and spinal cord process pain signaling, the chiropractor will focus on the body as a whole, realigning any areas in the spine that are out of place or causing pain. The spinal cord houses the central nervous system, so when even one vertebrae is not where it should be, it can affect the entire body and its pain signaling and function. This is why maintaining alignment and relieving any areas of pain and tension is so important for overall well-being.

Through hands-on manipulations and adjustments, the chiropractor works to relieve tension and strain throughout the body, ultimately providing relief from pain brought on by fibromyalgia. By treating the underlying cause of your painful condition through specialized techniques, tools, and spinal realignment, as opposed to targeting the symptoms like in more conventional treatments, such as prescription medication, you’ll find lasting relief at the source of your pain.

While medications can mask the symptoms of your pain, they often come with side effects and risks, whereas chiropractor care involves a non-invasive, drug-free alternative solution for fibromyalgia that addresses your pain through direct realignments and adjustments in the spine.

Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor for Your Fibromyalgia Pain

There are innumerable benefits to receiving chiropractic care for fibromyalgia pain. Making an appointment to see a chiropractor can bring about healing and relief for your fibromyalgia by:

- Restoring the brain to spinal cord connection, re-establishing the nervous system to restore proper pain signaling

- Including movement-based therapy to restore function and reduce pain

- Involving lifestyle adjustment recommendations based on your specific needs

- Realigning the spinal column and extremities to reduce pain and promote overall well-being

In addition, many patients have reported experiencing increased quality of sleep, improved mood, improved bodily functions, reduced stress, depression, and anxiety, and more.

What Other Painful Conditions Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat?

Chiropractic care is an effective solution for all types of pain and chronic conditions, some of which include:

- Neck pain

- Shoulder pain

- Elbow pain, or tennis elbow

- Back pain

- Neuropathy

- Sciatica

- Foot pain, or plantar fasciitis

- Injuries

- Sprains and strains

- And more

For more information about how chiropractic care can offer effective relief for your pain, give us a call at our clinic and set up an initial appointment with one of our chiropractors today.

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