Fibromyalgia refers to pain in the body’s soft, fibrous tissues, which include the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Fibromyalgia is generally indicated by widespread pain, extreme fatigue and by disturbed sleep patterns. Pain is most often described as being intense in regions of the neck, the back and in leg cramps.
Chiropractic treatments can make adjustments to the alignment of the neck and the spine, thus reducing pain significantly throughout the body. It is proven that regular spinal manipulation treatments will help fibromyalgia sufferers to enjoy a better quality of sleep as well as experiencing less pain and reduced fatigue. Several studies found that chiropractic adjustments resulted in relief of pain in fibromyalgia patients. 1,2,3,4,5
Besides spinal manipulation, ischemic compression therapy is often used as a proven method of treating fibromyalgia with success. This involves a sustained pressure that is applied to an area of tenderness in the muscles. The tender spot is referred to as a trigger point and the ischemic compression therapy serves to deactivate the trigger. This compression deliberately stops the supply of blood to the affected area ensuring that, upon release of the pressure, a resurgence of blood flow to the trigger point will cleanse any waste products, bring a supply of oxygen and allow the tissue to heal.
Don’t let fibromyalgia ruin your life. Chiropractic may be able to help you.
If you or someone you know suffers from fibromyalgia, give our office a call at (828) 324-0800. Dr. Shook is available for phone consultations to see if you are a candidate for care in our office, if they are scheduled in advance. You can also reach him at DrShook@alliancechiropracticcenter.com with questions.
- Panton LB, Figueroa A, Kingsley JD, et al. Effects of resistance training and chiropractic treatment in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2009;15(3):321-328.
- Schneider M, Vernon H, Ko G, Lawson G, Perera J. 2009. Chiropractic management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review of the literature. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Jan;32(1):25-40.
- Vernon H, Schneider M. 2009. Chiropractic management of myofascial trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome: a systematic review of the literature. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Jan;32(1):14-24.
- Citak-Karakaya I, Akbayrak T, Demirtürk F, Ekici G, Bakar Y. Short and long-term results of connective tissue manipulation and combined ultrasound therapy in patients with fibromyalgia. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006 Sep;29(7):524-8.
- Wahner-Roedler DL, Elkin PL, Vincent A, Thompson JM, Oh TH, Loehrer LL, Mandrekar JN, Bauer BA. Use of complementary and alternative medical therapies by patients referred to a fibromyalgia treatment program at a tertiary care center. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005 Jan;80(1):55-60.
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