Fibromyalgia (Fibro = fibrous, Myo = muscle, Algia = pain) is a non-rheumatic chronic condition characterized by scattered pain and is often associated with fatigue and depression, most commonly affecting women.Most commonly affecting women, fibromyalgia is a very difficult condition to diagnose.The cause is not certain, although there are definitely associated changes in the levels of pain-regulating chemicals in the brain and body. This leads to the idea that the condition is one of central nervous system hypersensitivity. This is consistent with the absence of tissue damage or inflammation that would be expected with significant pain.The long-term chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia is not isolated to one specific area but rather is felt in all quadrants of the body (both the right and left sides as well as above and below the waste).
Living with Fibromyalgia
A person living with fibromyalgia may experience ailments throughout 18 points of tenderness in the body including fatigue, headaches, numbness and tingling in the limbs as well as temperature sensitivity.Due to the fact that these symptoms are constant and simultaneous at times, people with fibromyalgia have an extremely difficult time managing the pain and finding treatment options to bring positive results.
Synergy Rehab & Physiotherapy Centre uses a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with fibromyalgia. A comprehensive assessment will be performed and based on the findings, a gentle active and passive program of manual therapy, acupuncture, aerobic exercise and lifestyle management will be incorporated.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a little-understood disorder that causes pain in the deep tissues of the body. The pain can be localized, all over, or can move around from place to place. The intensity of the pain goes up and down at various times that are hard to predict, and it is unique for everyone. It can occur in anyone of any age, even children, and affects more women than men by an 8 to 2 margin. The pain causes not only physical issues but mental and social ones, as well. After all, when one is in pain all the time, it is difficult to get up and do things, and this can lead to depression and withdrawal from social activities and groups.
In addition to the pain, other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia can include:
Strained muscles and tendons
Dislocated or misaligned cervical vertebrae
Herniated vertebral discs
Pinched cervical nerve roots or spinal cord tissue
It should also be noted that fibromyalgia symptoms can become worse with stress.
How Can Chiropractic Help Heal Fibromyalgia Pain?
Our Ontario chiropractic office can help ease fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms. We are highly experienced in this type of care, and our chiropractic service has been a blessing to many of our patients in finally offering them some much-needed relief. How do we do it?
Many fibromyalgia patients have compression in their upper spine, which leads to pain across the entire body. It is a common theme amongst most fibromyalgia patients. With strategic chiropractic adjustments, the compressions can be relieved, and the spine strengthened so the compressions do not happen again. This relieves the pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia and does it in a spectacularly effective way
In fact, scientific studies have been done on this, and those studies have proven how effective chiropractic care is for fibromyalgia. Not only is it excellent for relieving pain, it also improves the quality of sleep and increases energy by eliminating fatigue. Chiropractic has a very real possibility of giving you the healing you have been looking for and giving you your life back.
What to Do Next?
Contact our chiropractic and physiotherapist office to make your first appointment. You will get your examination, evaluation, consultation, and first treatment, and a customized treatment plan going forward to get you the best results possible for your unique situation. Start feeling better today. Why wait? You deserve to be pain-free and feeling good once more. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Synergy Rehab and Physiotherapy family.