Here at Birmingham Wellness Center, we offer treatment and symptom relief for sufferers of Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that causes widespread muscle and soft tissue pain. It is characterized by a minimum of three months of chronic, unexplained pain and pain and sensitivity at certain points along the body.
Individuals with fibromyalgia often complain of excessive exhaustion, feelings of anxiety, joint stiffness when first waking and headaches. Though, different people tend to experience different symptoms and different degrees of pain and discomfort.
There is no known specific illness or disease that causes fibromyalgia. Several theories suggest that fibromyalgia is caused by a variety of external and internal factors, including stress, poor diet and an inflammation of the fascia, which is a fibrous membrane that covers the muscles and contains numerous tiny nerves.
Fibromyalgia must be diagnosed by a doctor after a thorough medical history and physical examination have been performed. It cannot be identified via blood tests. Though, there is an FM/a test available that is supposed to identify certain elevated blood cell levels that occur in individuals with fibromyalgia, but there is no evidence to suggest the test works to any specific degree. Therefore, it is very important that individuals with widespread, chronic pain schedule an appointment with their family doctor or our chiropractor.
Controlling Fibromyalgia with Chiropractic Care
Receiving chiropractic care from our chiropractor in Birmingham can lessen the symptoms of fibromyalgia and help you sleep better. We offer chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, wellness care and yoga for pain management.
Fibromyalgia systems can be aggravated by subluxations or minor misalignments of the spine. These misalignments aggravate the nerves in and around the spinal column, causing back, neck and extremity pain. By realigning your joints via chiropractic adjustments, pain is reduced.
Receiving regular massages can dramatically reduce widespread muscle and body pain, improve circulation and oxygen flow to the muscles and help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Participating in physical therapy strengthens weak core and extremity muscles, which can improve endurance and help provide support for your spine. Our physical therapist can even teach you exercises that are helpful to people with fibromyalgia, including how to warm-up and stretch before exercise sessions.
Our wellness care programs can teach you how to trade bad habits for good habits. It can teach you how to eat properly for your body and ensure that you are getting the right amounts of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and grains. Studies have shown that fibromyalgia sufferers that eat balanced diets experience fewer symptoms and are able to lead more active lives.
Yoga incorporates stretching, breathing and meditation with body weight exercises called poses. It is great for easing the mind, learning your body, reducing stress and improving flexibility, endurance and strength.
To learn more about how our chiropractor in Birmingham can help easy your fibromyalgia symptoms, call our office at 248-645-6070.