Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and also the soft tissue in the human body. It manifests itself differently in each person and if not put into control it can cause serious damage to the patient. Fibromyalgia occurs mostly in women who are between the ages of 20 and 50 years. Most of the patients usually suffer from chronic pain throughout the body, burning or shooting pain sensations, burning in the neck, lower back pain, shoulders pain, pain in the hips and a stiff back. Some patients experience headaches and migraines, chronic fatigue and a decrease in energy levels in the body, insomnia, depression and difficulty in remembering or concentrating when performing even the simplest tasks, irritable bowel syndromes such as abdominal pains, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and dizziness.
Other symptoms include numbness especially in a patient’s feet ,other patients suffer from arthritis and sleeping disorders which including sleep walking and talking, facial and jaw tenderness. The patient can also be sensitive to noise, odors, bright light, cold and even medication. Some patients do have a feeling that their hands and feet are swollen when they are actually not swollen.
The Pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia may be successfully be reduced with chiropractic care. Research has shown that up to ten percent of the population in America suffers from fatigue and musculoskeletal pains which are the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia use muscle relaxants, pain killers, sleeping pills, antidepressant drugs, corticosteroid injections and even surgery for treatment. However,these methods do not completely heal fibromyalgia and they also have side effects that are dangerous and if you are looking for natural fibromyalgia pain relief then chiropractic care is an alternative.
How Chiropractic Can Help Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic is a natural treatment for fibromyalgia and many doctors have positive results after treating the patients. The causes of fibromyalgia are partly understood. Numerous clinical studies shows that fibromyalgia is as a result of traumatic injuries to the neck that are caused by vehicle and road accidents, falls, sports and other injuries that are repetitive. Traumatic child birth can also cause fibromyalgia. These injuries lead to misalignment in an individual’s neck which is called subluxation. Subluxation then alters the function of brain stem leading to the alteration of the muscular functions in the body resulting into fatigue and pain in the human body.
Chiropractic treatment can effectively correct the upper-cervical brain stem compression therefore allowing improved and proper function in the body. Many people opt for chiropractic care in treating shoulder and neck pain, back pains, headaches and all the pains that are as a result from the musculoskeletal- injuries. This natural treatment option improves the pain level in the body and also increases the motion ranges of the lumbar and cervical. Studies have shown that there is usually a general improvement by the end of three months of chiropractic care.
What Helps Fibromyalgia Naturally
Chiropractic care or treatment believes that individuals’ bodies have the ability to be self healing and therefore the chiropractic doctor applies the use of spinal adjustments with the aim of increasing mobility in between the spinal vertebrae; that have either been locked, restricted or is out of its proper position. Chiropractic clinics are a natural treatment for fibromyalgia pain since the chiropractors will not use any medicines or surgery but instead use hand adjustments. The chiropractor uses his hands to stretch or applying gentle pressure on the respective part or he can apply a series of gentle movements or high velocity thrusts that will enable the bones to return to the normal motion or position thus relieve the pain and also boost the health of the patient.
Scientists still conduct research and studies to understand fibromyalgia and how to cure it. while on the other hand, chiropractors continue to correct the misalignment through adjustments of the pelvis and the spine by hand techniques which they have perfected over time. Many of the patients that are suffering from fibromyalgia have discovered that as the joint motions improves, the great pain that they have experienced also decreases and in most cases it is completely eliminated. Symptoms like depression, headaches, back pain, arthritis, lack of proper sleep and fatigue gradually disappears. Many patients have been able to resume and enjoy their lives after chiropractic adjustments and also the nutritional advices that they received from the chiropractors.
Dr. Kris Dorken specializes in chiropractic care in Toronto. Join in on the wellness talks or call the office on 416 479-8311 for more information.