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Frequently Asked Questions About Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia FAQs from Our Tacoma Chiropractor

Having fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis, can make it hard for you to enjoy many activities and perform simple, everyday tasks. The pain, mood changes and other symptoms that this condition causes can interfere with your day-to-day life. Fortunately, our Tacoma chiropractor provides effective relief from these symptoms, which helps improve your quality of life. 

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known, although it is believed to come from different factors. You might end up with this condition due to genetic factors, physical trauma, psychological stress or certain illnesses and infections. When you have fibromyalgia, you might have higher levels of neurotransmitters that are associated with pain, as well as more sensitive pain receptors.

What Are the Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia typically occurs in women more frequently than in men, especially among those with a family history of this condition. You might also have a higher risk of having it if you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. 

What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

When you have fibromyalgia, you might experience widespread muscle pain that affects large areas of your body. This pain, which generally occurs as a mild ache, usually lasts for at least a few months. It can affect both sides of your body, along with the upper and lower halves. You might also have other symptoms, such as fatigue and sleep problems. 

How Is Fibromyalgia Treated?

Chiropractic treatment for fibromyalgia involves spinal adjustments that help bring the spine into alignment. When any part of the spine is misaligned, it can affect nerves that branch out from it and cause pain. Adjustments ease pressure on these nerves, which can help relieve fibromyalgia symptoms. Massage therapy might also provide you with relief from muscle pain and other symptoms.

Visit Our Tacoma Chiropractor for Treatment

If you have fibromyalgia symptoms that are affecting your daily life, please contact Tacoma Chiropractic Center to set up an appointment. We offer chiropractic care, along with other treatments, to help you handle chronic pain and other symptoms associated with this condition.

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  • "I have had personal experience as a patient there as well. The staff is very friendly and personable. Since I trust Robert and Cessalie to work on me, they are the only chiropractors I will recommend to my patients!"
    Anastasia, Family Medicine MD
  • "What a wonderful alternative to carpal tunnel surgery. Wrist adjustments work wonders."
  • "My patients appreciate the help and professionalism in this office. Patients report improvement in pain and mobility and also appreciate being told when other modalities or treatment options are recommended."
    Greta, Internal Medicine MD
  • "Best place ever! The staff is always pleasant and nice- easy to get into, lots of parking, reasonable - the doctor really cares and wants you to get better! Highly recommend!!!"
    Amy - Tacoma, WA
  • "As a busy family practice physician, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with DR’s. Robert and Cessalie Stalder for the past 10 years and we have built a very collegial relationship based on the fundamental principal of providing quality care for our patients. Their practice is directed at patient improvement, ultimate care and complete satisfaction."
    Janice, Family Medicine DO
  • "Tacoma chiropractic has always been super friendly and flexible. They've helped me with my back and neck issues through chiro adjustments and massage. Everybody I've worked with has been great!"
    Yvonne - Tacoma, WA
  • "I have worked with the Stalder’s for well over 10 years and continue to refer both my family and patients to them. I especially like referring my pregnant patients to them for the gently and effective care they receive."
    Gail, Ob/GYN Medical Doctor
  • "I have been coming here for services over the past 8 years. The Doctors are amazing, caring, passionate and knowledgeable. The front and back office staff are friendly, helpful and always polite. I have never had a scheduling or billing issue, ever in 8 years! Thank you TCC for helping me feel my best!"
    Rachel - Tacoma, WA