With growing numbers of people suffering from the fatigue and widespread muskuloskeletal pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia, chiropractic treatments for the disorder are becoming more effective and popular. For those diagnosed with the disorder, it can seem that there is very little practical information on effective treatments for your pain, tingling and fatigue. But chiropractic care is a gentle, effective, and inexpensive alternative to opioid pain medications. Here are 5 ways that chiropractic care can help those struggling with fibromyalgia symptoms.
1. Variety of Gentle Adjustment Techniques
Many fibromyalgia sufferers have significant subluxations, or dislocations, in their spine that may be causing worsening symptoms because of the way that subluxations can block healthy nerve patterns. Thankfully, chiropractic adjustments are easy to personalize to the specific pain thresholds of fibromyalgia patients.
Because all of our doctors are trained in and practice multiple release techniques, we can ensure a gentle adjustment. Gentle adjustments will increase the range of motion in your joints and decrease inflammation, which drives pain syndromes.
2. Endorphin Release
Chiropractic adjustments promote the release of endorphins into your blood stream, which works to block pain and promote relaxation. Many patients find chiropractic manipulations are also quite relaxing.
3. Facilitating an Active Lifestyle
One of our goals as chiropractors at Sioux Falls Chiropractic is to help you live your life well. As a part of that, getting our fibromyalgia patients to a place where they can become more active is one of the main treatment goals. Our rehabilitation specialists teach safe and effective stretches to help you lead a more active lifestyle; and active lifestyles have been shown to directly decrease the amount of fibromyalgia-related pain individuals experience.
Over the past 2 years there have been some great studies on acupuncture that show it can directly decrease the amount of stimulation that pain fibers have. Acupuncture can be performed right here in our office as a part of your chiropractic regimen. Many of our patients have found significant relief, relaxation and reduced inflammation from acupuncture for fibromyalgia.
5. Soft Tissue Techniques
Recent fibromyalgia studies have shown that soft tissue techniques such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation help decrease one's overall muscle pain in the affected area. As chiropractors, our goal is to use these therapies to provide relief when your fibro flareups occur. We then work on establishing your general wellness, proper spinal alignment & and good muscle tone when you are doing better.
Together all of these techniques work to improve and manage your symptoms so that you can continue to lead a full life, even with fibromyalgia. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or another pain disorder, chiropractic care at Sioux Falls Chiropractic is a wonderful treatment option. Please click below to schedule an appointment or free consultation with one of our doctors.