Our chiropractor at RxWellness Spine & Health in Herndon, VA can help alleviate your Fibromyalgia symptoms with chiropractic care.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread body pain. It affects the soft tissues, bones and joints of the sufferers and is usually diagnosed after the individual has had the pain for more than three months and no other cause could be found.
Fibromyalgia does not have any known causes. Though, symptoms have been known to begin after a traumatic injury or surgery. It has even been known to start after an individual experiences significant, prolonged, stress.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
Symptoms can vary, depending on the individual. In general, Fibromyalgia causes widespread body pain, including tender points, joint stiffness, muscle pain, insomnia and exhaustion.
- Abdominal Cramps
- Severe Tension Headaches
Factors that Increase Fibromyalgia Risk
If you have a family history of Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus, you may be at an increased risk for developing Fibromyalgia. It is also more common in women than men.
Chiropractic Care from our Chiropractor in Herndon
Fibromyalgia can be aggravated by a number of factors, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis and arthritis. These additional injuries can increase your pain and further limit your range of motion, making it difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish your daily tasks.
While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, the symptoms can be managed with a variety of treatments from Dr. Philip Golinsky and his trusted associates in Herndon. Two treatments that have proven beneficial include chiropractic adjustments and cold laser therapy.
Often times, Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a narrowing of the spinal canal, called spinal stenosis. This condition can cause additional pain, difficulty walking and numbness or tingling in the legs. Chiropractic adjustments can help maximize the spaces around the spinal cord and nerve roots to help reduce your symptoms. Receiving regular adjustments can also help reduce inflammation and maximize the range of motion of your vertebrae.
Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries can also add to your pain and discomfort. Laser therapy is effective at healing soft tissue injuries by stimulating cellular regeneration, increasing localized blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Depending on your specific circumstances and injuries, we may also recommend additional therapies, including electric muscle stimulation and spinal decompression. Electric muscle stimulation helps heal sprains and strains, and it relaxes the muscles, causing a decrease in muscle spasms and stiffness. Spinal decompression helps heal herniated discs, and it can lessen the pressure on nerve roots. It is also beneficial for lowering arthritis pain.
To schedule an appointment to see if chiropractic care could help manage your Fibromyalgia pain, call us at 703-904-9666. We serve all of Herndon and the surrounding cities and communities, including Reston, Sterling and Chantilly.