Fibromyalgia Treatment with our Tacoma Chiropractor
Do you or a loved one have fibromyalgia? It can be such a frustrating condition. Our Tacoma chiropractor team is proud to offer natural and drug-free services that can help you get effective relief from your challenging symptoms, as well as develop a better understanding of this condition.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, is a chronic illness that causes a variety of widespread symptoms; we'll discuss these shortly. It believes to have its origins in the neurological and musculoskeletal systems. The exact cause isn't entirely clear, although research suggests a main mechanism of the illness is caused by amplification of noxious (pain) signals sent within the nervous system; it's almost as if the volume has been turned up on the sensation of pain. Fibromyalgia is also associated with inflammation of connective tissues including muscles and tendons.
Women appear to be far more likely to have fibromyalgia than men. The presence of certain other health conditions, including anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches, and TMJ dysfunction, are often correlated with fibromyalgia.
There is no cure for this condition, but it can be managed through chiropractic care, exercise, stress management solutions, and so on.
Signs & Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The chief symptom of fibromyalgia is muscle pain often described as heavy, sore, and achy; this pain can be felt anywhere in the body, and is often widespread, affecting multiple areas at once. Additional signs and symptoms include:
- Overwhelming fatigue
- Mood and sleep problems, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, insomnia, and depression
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things (aka "fibro fog")
Symptoms may show up or become exacerbated following periods of acute physical or psychological stress; in other cases, symptoms tend to appear gradually with no clear onset.
How Our Tacoma Chiropractor Team Can Treat Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic care can naturally address both musculoskeletal and neurological origins of fibromyalgia symptoms. If you come to see us with fibromyalgia, our treatments may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments, including trigger point therapy, traction, and active release
- Massage therapy
- Corrective exercises
- Nutritional counseling
- Lifestyle guidance, including body mechanics, stress management, and exercise suggestions
Together, these services can reduce pain, increase energy and mood, relieve tension and muscle spasms, and help control widespread inflammation.
Do You Have Fibromyalgia? Call Our Tacoma Chiropractor Team Now for Natural Relief
At the Tacoma Chiropractic Center, our team is dedicated to providing natural options for people living with a wide variety of acute and chronic health conditions, including fibromyalgia. If you're curious about how a Tacoma chiropractor can help, contact us today to schedule an appointment by calling (253) 759-1500.