Are you someone who suffers from fibromyalgia? Many people manage this disorder by taking medication, exercising, and stress reduction methods. However, many of these measures to reduce symptoms are still not sufficient for some individuals. There is another option. Chiropractic care helps manage fibromyalgia and is a drug free treatment.
The Causes of Fibromyalgia
Doctors believe that the cause of fibromyalgia stems from three factors: genetics, physical or emotional trauma, and infections. A person with fibromyalgia may have developed it from one or more of the three causes. The common factor among all three is the brain. This is where chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms you experience.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Manage Fibromyalgia?
Chiropractic care involves correcting misalignments in your spine. Spinal misalignments cause the ligaments to pinch the nerves that the spinal cord protects. If your neural pathways are obscured due to a misalignment, your brain will not be able to receive the important messages the neurotransmitters are carrying.
For instance, your body is trying to fight off an infection so your nervous system sends the message to the brain to trigger your immune system. If the message is not received or received in part your immune system becomes compromised and unable to fight the infection. Other examples include your body trying to tell your brain how much chemicals to produce like adrenaline, thyroid hormones, and melatonin (etc). If those signals are compromised, then your body could end up producing too little or too much of those chemicals. This produces all sorts of disorders of the thyroid and sleep disorders like insomnia.
So now that you understand how your body’s internal messaging system can be disrupted, let’s take a look at how fibromyalgia relates. Your brain processes pain signals, and it is believed that fibromyalgia amplifies these signals. Now, if you begin to receive chiropractic adjustments it will open up the neural pathways so that signals can be processed correctly by your brain.
Chiropractic care is not a cure for fibromyalgia, however it does help people who suffer from the disorder to experience longer lasting pain relief.
RxWellness Spine & Health Can Help Treat Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Here at RxWellness Spine & Health we treat patients suffering from chronic disorders such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and lupus. Many of them have found that chiropractic care helps manage fibromyalgia symptoms as well as the other disorders with continuous treatment.
If you are ready to take the next step and try chiropractic care as a method to help manage your fibromyalgia, then call 703-904-9666 to make your consultation with one of our doctors today.