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Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia 

Suffering from pain you can’t control is no way to live. Yet this is exactly what thousands of people with fibromyalgia have to contend with each and every day. A disease causing widespread pain, weakness and fatigue, fibromyalgia is justified in its reputation for significantly diminishing the life of a person and making it difficult, sometimes impossible, to function as normal. If you suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, it’s time to see a chiropractor and find some relief today.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle weakness, pain, tingling, soreness or spasms. The pain may be sharp, dull, mild or severe. Sufferers may also experience constant fatigue, insomnia, memory issues and fluctuations in mood. In some cases, the digestive tract may also be affected, resulting in diarrhea, constipation and excessive gas.

The truly destructive aspect of this disease is that you never know when it will strike. One day you might feel almost normal, and will start to believe the disease has run its course. The next, it will hit with full force. This unpredictability makes it hard to hold down jobs, perform family duties and generally maintain a happy life. That’s why it’s important to understand what causes it and to get the help you need.

Do Doctors Know What Causes It?

Unfortunately, there is no clear cause of fibromyalgia at this time. There do seem to be several factors that typically correlate with it, however. These include:

  • Poor muscle conditioning
  • Chronic stress
  • Minor but ongoing muscular damage
  • PTSD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Infections

Your fibromyalgia may be caused by all of these factors, or by none of them. This is not to say that if you have been under a lot of stress or have not prioritized exercise that it is your “fault,” although reversing both of those trends is a good way to minimize the symptoms of fibromyalgia. However, while lifestyle adjustments may make a big difference in your symptoms, they usually are not enough to deal with the disease completely. That’s where chiropractic care comes in.

Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia

To be clear, chiropractic care does not usually make fibromyalgia go away completely, however; it can go a long way toward mitigating your symptoms and make life easier. A quality chiropractor will assess the source of your pain and how it manifests, and address it with a range of holistic wellness techniques. These may include spinal manipulation and decompression, massage, physiotherapy, nutritional and lifestyle advice, and more.

Chiropractic Help for Your Symptoms

Here at Peterson Chiropractic, we want to help you find relief from your pain and symptoms and return to as a normal a life as possible, as soon as possible. Whether you’re experiencing some mild weakness and fatigue, or have been diagnoses with full-blown fibromyalgia, we’re here for you. Please give us a call at [phone number] today to ask questions, learn more about our services, or set up an appointment right away.

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