Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a little-understood pain condition that affects your body, mood, energy level and life. Our staff know that this condition interferes with your daily life. It’s hard to enjoy yourself when your bones and muscles ache for an unknown reason. As common as fibromyalgia is, it’s not well understood. It may be some time before you receive the correct diagnosis.
You can’t get a cure for this condition. By managing your mental outlook, getting some gentle exercise, taking the right medications and focusing on living a healthy life, you can control your symptoms.
Common Causes for Fibromyalgia
Medical professionals don’t know specifically what causes their patients to develop fibromyalgia. Current thinking focuses on how your spinal cord and brain perceive pain signals coming from the nerves throughout your body.
WebMD lists some common factors:
- Runs in the family
- You’re female
- Diagnosed with another pain condition, such as arthritis
- Suffered an infection
- Some patients suffer mood disorders (anxiety or depression)
- Patients were abused or have PTSD
- Don’t exercise much
You may hurt all over, feeling burning, tightness or twitching in your muscles. Fatigue slows you down. You may have a lower pain threshold or feel tender points. You may suffer from insomnia. You experience fibro fog (difficulty remembering things or concentrating).
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Your doctor or chiropractor may tell you that your pain condition impacts your muscles and bones, but they don’t understand how. Because past life events, such as abuse and mood disorders affect how you feel physically, researchers believe that they play a role in how people diagnosed with this condition react to pain and symptoms. Doctors and chiropractors in our Dayton office will work with your mind and body. If you prefer receiving alternative health care to treat your condition, our Dayton staff will structure a treatment plan using these treatments. In our Dayton office, you’ll receive more traditional chiropractic treatments.
When you come to our location, you’ll receive much more than chiropractic support. Dr. Brian Briggs and our staff will also prescribe gentle exercises, such as walking, yoga, tai chi and Pilates. Because regular exercise helps to release endorphins (the “feel-good” hormones) in your brain, you’ll feel less stress and pain. If you suffer from insomnia, you may notice improved sleep patterns.
How Our Chiropractor Helps Manage and Treat Your Fibromyalgia Pain
Our chiropractic staff introduces several treatments in combination to help you address your pain and stress. These include nutritional support, exercise recommendations, lifestyle changes, acoustic compression therapy and chiropractic manipulation. Before beginning your treatment, Dr. Briggs will create a personalized treatment care plan, which focuses on your symptoms.