Fibromyalgia: Can a Chiropractor Help?
If you or someone you love suffers from fibromyalgia, you know that the pain and fatigue associated with the disease can make it hard to get through everyday life. Whether you've been disappointed by the results of fibromyalgia treatment you've received from conventional medicine, or you're interested in a more holistic approach to care, our chiropractor can help. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, our chiropractor is passionate about helping people who suffer with fibromyalgia find relief in a natural way.
Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be difficult, as there is no lab test that can give a definite answer as to whether or not you're suffering from the disease. Medical practitioners aren't completely sure what causes fibromyalgia. Most people who deal with fibromyalgia experience widespread pain that radiates through soft tissue and joints. Certain other disorders often occur in conjunction with fibromyalgia, including fatigue, anxiety, depression, TMJ, IBS, sleep issues, and concentration problems.
The onset of fibromyalgia often follows stressful emotional situations, surgery, or serious injury. It's thought that overactive nerves contribute to the development of fibromyalgia. Many health care providers agree that a multifaceted approach is best for fibromyalgia treatment.
It's well known that one of the exacerbating factors of fibromyalgia is stress, both physical and mental. As a chiropractic care center, we work to help relieve our patients of stress. We believe that the mind body connection is strong. Physical stress relief, such as spinal realignment, medical massage, and pain management massage, prove effective for the management of fibromyalgia symptoms for many of our patients. Our chiropractor will also discuss lifestyle changes that you may be able to make to lessen your symptoms. We'll talk about stress management and suggest techniques that you can try at home to help manage your stress related symptoms. Of course, there is no such thing as a cut and dry case of fibromyalgia. Our chiropractor will talk with you and develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your personal needs.
Call Our Houma & Thibodaux Chiropractor
If you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, our chiropractor is here to help. We know that this is a frustrating disease, and we want to put you in control of your own symptom management by listening to you, and providing you with the tools you need to feel well again. Call our office at (985) 447-2225 (Thibodaux) or (985) 873-8586 (Houma) to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to being a part of your healing journey.