What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition that is characterized by chronic pain and muscle fatigue. People who suffer from fibromyalgia also often experience accompanying symptoms such as migraines, joint inflammation, painful menstruation, stiffness, tingling or numbness in extremities and mental fog. Fibromyalgia is predominantly prevalent in women between the ages of 40 and 75 but it can also affect men and children. There is a host of underlying factors that can cause the development of fibromyalgia, but the most common culprits are Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus or a family history of the condition.
Treating Fibromyalgia At Your Local Chiropractic Center
As with many conditions that involve joint or muscle pain, chiropractic care can serve as an excellent treatment option for those suffering from fibromyalgia. Coupled with massage therapy and other holistic techniques, chiropractic care offers an alternative to mood-altering or otherwise harmful drug treatments. Because fibromyalgia patients often have weak muscles and joint pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation can help to bring relief in a short amount of time by bringing the joints into harmonious alignment. A manual adjustment can relieve the painful pressure on the joints, thereby creating more flexibility and mobility to the affected areas of the body.
In addition to massage therapy and spinal manipulation, chiropractic care for fibromyalgia may also include:
- Stretching exercises
- Nutritional counseling
- Weight loss regimen
What are the Benefits of Treating Fibromyalgia with Chiropractic Techniques?
There are many benefits to receiving chiropractic care. Most importantly, the techniques used with chiropractic spinal manipulation have the goal of quickly providing pain relief.
Chiropractic care is also particularly useful for fibromyalgia sufferers who have Cervical Spinal Stenosis. This is a common condition associated with fibromyalgia and it causes the meninges, or the coverings of the upper spine, to become compressed. Chiropractic spinal manipulation can be used to decompress the meninges disks connecting the head and neck, which, consequently, relieves the “pinched” feeling and pain that often spreads throughout the whole body.
As far as the long-term benefits, chiropractic adjustment, used along with other holistic treatment methods, has the great advantage of offering an all-natural, non-invasive, medicinal-free path to “whole-body” wellness, pain relief and healing.
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Think of us as your friendly neighborhood chiropractors in Tracy. We are proudly serving Tracy, Manteca and Mountain House as well as the surrounding areas. As your go-to holistic health resource, we are pleased to offer new clients a FREE consultation and 15-minute hydro-massage! Call today to schedule your appointment! We look forward to serving all your wellness needs.
Valley Chiropractic Center in 3 convenient locations:
Phone: (209) 832-9221
438 W Beverly Pl #101
Tracy, CA 93576
Phone: (209) 836-3597
583 Wicklund Crossing
Mountain House, CA 95391
Phone: (209) 825-5610
130 N. Grant Avenue
Manteca, CA 95336