what is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia pain is a non-inflammatory chronic condition accruing in the soft tissue areas of the body generally causing pain and tenderness particularly in the neck, Shoulders and low back regions.

Fibromyalgia is thought to have multiple contributing factors which pertain to physical trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident, a bad fall, or an undetected infection. However, scientist can’t say for certain what the exact cause of Fibromyalgia is. Current research suggests that Fibromyalgia is a disorder of the Central Nervous System (CNS) which has become hypersensitive.

How are patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia pian?

In order to diagnosis Fibromyalgia, the patient must have widespread chronic pain in all four quadrants of the body that are more or less continuous for at least three months.

Fibromyalgia patient will exhibit pain in at least 11 of 18 tender points.
  • There are 18 different locations where you experience tenderness due to Fibromyalgia.

    Front and Back of the Neck * the Mid- to Upper-Back of the Shoulders.

  • Upper Chest
  • Elbows
  • Upper Area of Buttocks (glutinous maximums)
  • Posterior Hips
  • The Knees
Individuals with Fibromyalgia may also experience other symptoms including:
  • Morning Stiffness
  • Poor Sleep or Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Headache
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and others.

How can Chiropractic treatment help patient with fibromyalgia condition: 

 Eventhough there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, Chiropractic treatment has helped many people  reducing their symptoms of pain and improving quality of life.  Medical research show that “Several nonpharmacologic treatments and manual-type therapies have acceptable evidentiary support in the treatment of FMS”.

  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Ultrasound
  •  deep tissue massage
  •  Electrical muscle stimulator
  •  pain relief exercise
  •  stretching and strengthening exercises
  •  Myofascial Release technique

Alternative Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Studies have shown that a combination of magnesium, along with malic acid and B vitamins may also be helpful stress-managing strategies and encourage better sleep.