Studies have shown that an estimated 5.8 million people living in the United States suffer from Fibromyalgia pain and symptoms. In fact, Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition just behind osteoarthritis. Although Fibromyalgia is very common, it is very difficult to understand, as it is an elusive disease that involves widespread pain and fatigue.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Although classified as a disease, Fibromyalgia is really a syndrome including a collection of issues that cause chronic pain, sleep disturbances, tenderness, fatigue, abdominal pain and trouble concentrating.
Fibromyalgia symptoms are more likely to occur in women than men, and it typically happens to otherwise healthy-appearing individuals.
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
It’s not known what exactly causes Fibromyalgia, but some experts believe that it could involve genetics, nerve cells and certain chemical reactions in the brain. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to stressful or traumatic events, reoccurring injuries and illness.
What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
The most common symptom people experience with Fibromyalgia is chronic aches and pains all throughout your body. Other symptoms include:
Crippling fatigue, even if you have just woken up
Dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet
Hypersensitivity to the cold and/or heat
Inability to focus
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with My Fibromyalgia?
Research has shown that chiropractic care has been confirmed to help relieve chronic pain and other symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia. For example, massage therapy has the ability to manipulate the muscles and soft tissues of the body to help ease deep muscle pain.
People who suffer from Fibromyalgia have also found that when combining chiropractic adjustments with exercise therapy, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, they have been able to cope with their chronic pain.
If you have any questions about Fibromyalgia, call Caron Chiropractic today at 651-255-9999!