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.
In search of a “chiropractor near me” who can treat your Fibromyalgia? Schedule an appointment with our chiropractors by calling us at 703-904-9666. We serve all of Herndon and the surrounding cities and communities, including Reston, Sterling and Chantilly.