Fibromyalgia is a condition most notably known for its widespread pain and discomfort. While the ultimate cause of fibromyalgia is not known, there are many factors thought to exacerbate or bring about the condition, such as age, sex, and inflammatory disorders like lupus.
Thankfully, fibromyalgia can be effectively treated and managed naturally, without the need for a constant stream of pain narcotics.
The most common symptoms associated with fibromyalgia include:
- Pain and stiffness within the entire body
- Fatigue, which can be extreme at times
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
- Diminished cognitive function, including trouble with memory and concentration
- Headaches, including migraines
- Tingling or numbness within the extremities
- Digestive trouble, such as abdominal pain, constipation, or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Treatments We Offer
Though fibromyalgia may be frustrating and difficult manage, our clinic offers a range of treatment options that effectively guide you to a less painful path—all of which are narcotic free and require little to no down time.
Gentle, but effective chiropractic adjustments may assist with pain management in fibromyalgia patients. The goal with manual adjustments or manipulations is to improve mobility within the spine and restore the vertebrae to their proper alignment.
Doing so increases circulation and oxygen flow to the site and relieves pressure, thereby reducing pain and inflammation. Also, since the spine is your body’s central support structure and a key component in the nervous system, a healthy spine can improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which may further encourage the body’s natural ability to heal.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
In platelet-rich plasma therapy, one of our doctors will begin by drawing a small sample of your blood. Then, they will use a centrifuge to isolate its platelets, resulting in a nearly colorless substance that is injected into the site intended for treatment.
This substance is rich in growth factors and proteins that significantly improve healing and function in ailing sites. Since fibromyalgia is sometimes triggered by an injury, infection or surgery, PRP can accelerate healing and inflammation to the area, reducing discomfort and pain.
Physical rehabilitation keeps the body mobile and flexible, which is crucial in recovering from injuries and managing chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. If an individual is suffering from stiffness and loss of strength, it may manifest in more tension and pain.
Through physical rehabilitation maneuvers that focus on strengthening exercises and stretching, patients may find lasting pain relief.
Using a precise class IV or deep tissue laser, our hand-held device delivers energy through your skin and into the deep tissue surrounding your injured area. This stimulates the underlying cells, which encourages healing and rapid pain relief to the affected region.
For those with fibromyalgia, it can be an effective method to reduce pain and inflammation, all the while accelerating the body’s own natural healing processes.
With a multi-treatment option approach to fibromyalgia, we can help our patients return to more dynamic, enjoyable lives by designing programs tailored to their needs. To find out more information about our clinic’s treatments for fibromyalgia or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (832) 402-6911.