Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and other related symptoms. It is estimated to affect around 11 million people in North America. One of the common treatments for fibromyalgia is chiropractic care. Let’s dive into why chiropractic care might be beneficial for those with fibromyalgia.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation to improve the function of the musculoskeletal system. This treatment can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with fibromyalgia. Additionally, many chiropractors offer lifestyle advice such as nutrition and exercise which may also help to reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach
Chiropractors at CARESPACE may also include a multidisciplinary approach with a variety of other treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage, and clinical nutrition counselling from a Registered Dietitian or Naturopathic Doctor to address issues related to fibromyalgia. These treatments help to relax muscle tension, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and provide relief from joint stiffness. Massage specifically can be helpful in reducing stress levels which are often associated with fibromyalgia symptoms such as difficulty sleeping or headaches.
A multidisciplinary treatment plan takes a holistic approach when treating those with fibromyalgia by addressing underlying issues that contribute to the condition such as poor posture or weak muscles. Weak core muscles can cause increased stress on joints which can aggravate existing pain while poor posture can lead to misalignment of the spine causing further discomfort or tightness in muscles that can contribute to overall fatigue levels associated with this condition.
Chiropractic Care can Provide Relief
Fibromyalgia is a complex condition that affects millions of people every year; however, chiropractic care may be able to provide some relief from its various symptoms and further improve the quality of life for those suffering from it. If you or someone you love is living with fibromyalgia, consider consulting one of our chiropractic doctors today who will assess your individual needs and create an individualized plan tailored specifically for you in order to get back on track toward better health.
So, If you have other questions or would like to learn more about chiropractic care and if it is right for you, book a free online appointment with myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or another chiropractor in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.