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Posted on 02-13-2012

Clermont chiropractic care for fibromyalgia pain.jpgHere at our Clermont chiropractic center, we treat a lot of patients who are suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that can be quite painful for those it affects. Although it manifests differently for everyone, the disease has the ability to cause pain throughout the musculoskeletal system, but is usually more painful or tender in specific, localized areas.

Unlike other diseases, fibromyalgia is often difficult to diagnose, as it presents itself as chronic muscle or joint pain. Some patients may believe they have arthritis, while others may attribute the discomfort to the back pain or neck pain that is common with aging.

Unfortunately, there is no way to clinically diagnose fibromyalgia, primarily because there is no specific known cause of the disease. However, a doctor or chiropractor may make the diagnosis if the pain associated with fibromyalgia is present in multiple areas of the body, or if it is accompanied by other symptoms, such as depression, fatigue, stiffness, numbness, abdominal cramping or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.

Pain Management from Clermont Chiropractor

Presently, there is no cure for fibromyalgia, but chiropractic care can be useful for pain management and reducing symptoms. It is estimated that as many as one in four cases of fibromyalgia are reactive to a physical trauma, such as an auto accident injury or a work-place injury. In fact, auto accident victims who suffer whiplash are twenty-two times more likely to develop fibromyalgia as a result of their injuries than a person who suffers a non-cervical injury, such as a leg or foot fracture.

At our office, we use spinal manipulation to help promote proper spinal alignment and heal injuries, such as whiplash. The treatments can alleviate pressure on the nervous system, as well as the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that many fibromyalgia patients respond positively to the natural treatment methods we incorporate at our clinic, often experiencing less fatigue, back pain, neck pain and other symptoms after just a few weeks of treatments.

Have you experienced fibromyalgia pain?

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