Fibromyalgia affects 10 million people in the United States alone. If you are one of the millions of people who has been diagnosed with this painful and often debilitating condition, you’ve likely wondered what your treatment options may be. While doctors commonly prescribe medications to manage the pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia, early research indicates that chiropractic is a safe and effective alternative treatment.
Chiropractic Fibromyalgia Treatment
Patients who suffer from fibromyalgia experience pain and sensitivity throughout the entire musculoskeletal system. Fibromyalgia can also cause chronic fatigue, sleep and mood disturbances, and irritable bowel syndrome. Unfortunately, the exact cause for this condition has not been determined, and there is presently no cure.
For many fibromyalgia sufferers, chiropractic treatment provides effective relief from their symptoms. A recent study conducted among fibromyalgia patients who underwent chiropractic adjustment in conjunction with a soft tissue technique known as ischemic compression revealed that 60% experienced improved sleep, decreased fatigue and significant pain reduction.
Currently, research on the benefits of chiropractic treatment for fibromyalgia patients is limited. However, early results do indicate that seeking regular treatment from your Hillsboro chiropractor could help if you suffer from this condition.
Chiropractors specialize in caring for the neuromusculoskeletal system, and they focus on performing adjustments that lead to improvements in the overall function of the central nervous system. Because fibromyalgia patients experience pain and respond to external stimuli in abnormal ways, it is likely that a problem in the central nervous system is to blame. Therefore, it only makes sense that improvements in the function of the central nervous system as the result of chiropractic care could lead to a decrease in the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia.
If you are suffering from fibromyalgia in Hillsboro or the surrounding areas, let Dr. Marasco at HealthSource of Hillsboro help. When you call HealthSource, we will work closely with you to fully understand your symptoms and goals, and we will create a treatment plan that will provide you with the relief you need. For additional information or to schedule a chiropractic consultation, please give us a call at 503-648-6997.