Fibromyalgia & Chiropractic Management

First and foremost, any doctor who makes a blanket statement claiming they can cure or resolve fibromyalgia is likely not being honest. Fibromyalgia treatment is designed to manage the symptoms such as pain and fatigue more so than offering a cure. Conventional medicine typically centers on using NSAIDS, corticosteroids or anti-depressants to control the symptoms. Prolonged use of these medications is concerning due to the risk of addiction and potentially serious side effects.

Fibromyalgia is commonly seen in chiropractic practice and chiropractors play an integral role in the management of this disorder. Chiropractic care along with a healthy diet and consistent exercise program of moderate intensity can yield a significant reduction of symptoms. Alignment of the spine can significantly reduce pain all over the body. Chiropractic adjustments to the most highly innervated areas of the body such as the upper cervical, mid cervical, lower back and sacroiliac joints often yields the best results due to the global affect these adjustments have on the nervous system.

Chiropractic adjustments may help regulate brain activity by stimulating nerve receptors and assisting in the brain's ability to adapt and change through a process called neuroplasticity. Input from certain nerve receptors called mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors might lead to structural and functional changes in the brain. Pain from nerve receptors called nociceptors may be altered by the receptor feedback. In addition, chiropractic care may play an important role in toning down the central nervous systems excitability or hyperactivity in pain pathways in the brain.

Chiropractic approaches that involve treating the fascia may be the wave of the future. Most cases of fibromyalgia should respond favorable to a trial of 20 or 30 visits. In additional to chiropractic, other treatment options include cognitive therapy, nutrition, aerobic exercise, weight training, acupuncture and massage.

Although chiropractic treatment can not cure fibromyalgia, the results of consistent chiropractic care with healthy lifestyle changes can improve the quality of life for many sufferers. Experiencing good health allows a person to become a better spouse, parent and employee. Call Frisco Spinal Rehab today if you are searching for a chiropractor in the Frisco, TX area to help with your fibromyalgia symptoms. Wouldn't it be great to suffer from less fatigue and pain and actually enjoy restful sleep?

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