Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia
Up to 5 million Americans have a syndrome known as Fibromyalgia and possibly over 80% of those people suffering this syndrome are women. It is a difficult syndrome to diagnose, because so many of the symptoms overlap with other issues. Typically people with fibromyalgia experience widespread, and frequent pain lasting for at least 3 months, are fatigued, have diffuse tenderness in up to 18 different parts of the body, stiffness, IBS, sensitivity, have trouble sleeping and concentrating. There are many theories as to the cause of this syndrome, including emotional stress, injury, illness, candida overgrowth, adrenal problems and it can even occur spontaneously. There is current research that shows that people with fibromyalgia are more likely to have certain gene combinations, however they are still researching if this is more likely to occur in families due to environmental or genetic reasons. Current science research says that people with fibromyalgia may have a gene that causes them to react more strongly to stimuli, that in others, would not perceived as painful.
Treating fibromyalgia is all encompassing. There are as many ways to treat it as there are symptoms. If an emotional stressor brought it on, therapy or emotional release methods such as Neuro Emotional Technique might help. People report that massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, epsom salt baths, improved diet, exercise and meditation can all help ease the symptoms of the syndrome. It might seem counter intuitive, but all the things that a body with fibromyalgia is having trouble doing, are all the things that need to be prioritized. Make time for self care with early bedtimes, gentle exercise routines, and healing foods. Chiropractic can improve these symptoms by improving overall functioning of the nervous system and has been shown to decrease pain in many chronic conditions. A study published recently stated more than 60% of the participants who underwent thirty chiropractic treatments showed significant reductions in pain intensity and improvement in their overall fatigue and quality of sleep. Fibromyalgia sufferers reported less joint pain after being placed on raw food vegan diets. Your favorite chiropractor can help you design a care plan specific to your needs that is based on Nutrition, exercise and regular chiropractic adjustments.