Fibromyalgia is fast becoming a go to diagnosis when doctors can not explain wide spread pain that their patients are having. I believe that it is being over diagnosed, but I also believe that it is a real condition with very real symptoms. A diagnosis of fibromyalgia can truly only be given once a thorough physical examination is performed. Fibromyalgia has specific physical findings in conjunction with the symptoms reported by the patient. Chiropractic treatment can be effective in decreasing nerve irritation which is what is thought to be the source of fibromyalgia symptoms. Think of your nervous system as a complex web of electrical wiring controlling every function in your body. If any of the nerves in the system start to malfunction, or “short circuit”, you are going to have problems with what ever that nerve connects to. In fibromyalgia patients there are multiple nerves malfunctioning causing irritation to many parts of the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve joint mobility and restore spinal alignment which relieves irritation to spinal nerves. In addition, many therapies we utilize in our office have proven effective in decreasing the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Trigger point injections, electrical muscle stimulation, rehabilitative exercises, and cold laser are utilized on a regular basis to help our patients symptoms.
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