Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Treatment with our Tacoma Chiropractor

woman with fibromyalgia

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.

Tacoma Location

2611 N. Stevens St Tacoma, WA, 98407

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "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."
    Teri
  • "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