Treatment for Fibromyalgia Provided by a St. Petersburg FL Chiropractor
At St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury Rehab, we take a different approach to healing. We utilize a variety of natural modalities to treat conditions like fibromyalgia. This particular conditions can cause pain throughout the body, and we aim to reduce as much of the pain we can for our patients.
Definition of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain throughout the musculoskeletal system. The pain is oftentimes accompanied by weakness. People don't just experience pain and discomfort, either. Many fibromyalgia patients have other unpleasant symptoms as well such as fatigue, memory problems and mood issues. Women tend to develop fibromyalgia more often than men. Those who suffer from the condition are also more likely than to suffer from tension headaches, depression and anxiety.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
The actual cause of fibromyalgia has yet to be determined. Researchers believe repeated nerve stimulation affects the brain and causes changes that increase the amount of certain chemicals in the brain that are responsible for signaling pain. Moreover, researchers and experts believe certain factors have an impact on the development of it. For instance, fibromyalgia appears to be genetic, which might be attributed to certain genetic mutations that are passed down through heredity. Certain infections tend to trigger fibromyalgia and may make it worse in people who already have it. Physical and emotional trauma can cause the onset of fibromyalgia and so may psychological stress.
Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia
There isn't one specific treatment for fibromyalgia that helps with all symptoms, but we can use one or several treatments to help manage certain symptoms. You may still require other methods of relief from your symptoms, but chiropractic care has the potential to provide relief from some of your symptoms. We start by conducting a physical examination. We'll gather information regarding your medical history and the symptoms you're experiencing from fibromyalgia, so we can craft a plan specific to your needs and condition.
A chiropractic adjustment, which utilizes manual manipulation of the spine, can relieve back pain. Additionally, it may help to relieve neck pain.
Certain exercises may reduce pain and increase your range of motion. Additionally, exercise therapy may aid in decreasing any weakness you're experiencing. You'll notice your stamina will increase as a result of the exercises we guide you through. You might notice your strength and flexibility will increase from these exercises as well. The exercises also may enhance your circulation, which has the potential to reduce the fatigue you experience.
Massage therapy works to relieve muscle pain and weakness while also reducing symptoms of anxiety and mood changes. Massage therapy also has the potential to help you sleep at night, which can decrease the fatigue you have from fibromyalgia.
Our St. Petersburg FL chiropractor may advise you on lifestyle changes you can make to improve your condition. For instance, nutritional changes may help decrease the fatigue.