Can A Chiropractor Help Fibromyalgia?
Chiropractic care has been shown to be remarkably effective in reducing the chronic pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness experienced by those with fibromyalgia, a debilitating syndrome that affects the muscles and connective tissues.
While research has demonstrated varying degrees of success with medical treatment for fibromyalgia, chiropractic in particular has seen a significant increase in popularity among the millions affected by the disorder for dramatically reducing their symptoms and allowing them to return to normal healthy lives.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a symptom of inflammation to the central nervous system, causing what is known as central hypersensitization and the inappropriately high levels of painful nervous system activity that accompany it. The inflammation of fibromyalgia is similar to conditions such as plantar fasciitis and lateral epicondylitis, and may be better described as a dysfunctional nervous system healing response.
This may explain why NSAIDs and other medications have been ineffective as treatment for fibromyalgia. Of course, nervous system dysfunction eventually leads to decreased overall health and wellness. Burlington chiropractor Dr. Linsay Way specializes in addressing the causes of nervous system dysfunction, making chiropractic care an effective option for fibromyalgia treatment.
At Wellness Way Chiropractic in Burlington, we aim to decrease irritation of the central nervous system by correcting misalignments of the spine and pelvis using a gentle, low-force adjusting technique that’s both safe and effective for fibromyalgia patients of all ages and conditions. As alignment improves, fibromyalgia patients often discover that the widespread pain and associated fatigue, loss of sleep, and depression can be reduced or, in many cases, eliminated. If you’re in the Burlington area and suffering with fibromyalgia, we’d love to help. To make an appointment at Wellness Way Chiropractic, call 289-337-1657 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.