If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know how frustrating this condition can be. You've probably tried a number of treatments and medications to find relief from your symptoms. At Cornerstone Chiropractic in Hiram, we understand what our fibromyalgia patients are going through, and we're here to help.
A Mysterious Disease: What Researchers Know
Doctors have been studying fibromyalgia for years, and they're still not quite sure exactly what causes the condition. Many researchers believe that fibromyalgia is caused by a misfiring of the nerves and the way they send messages to the brain about pain. Fibromyalgia is correlated with Symptoms vary from person to person, but often include a feeling of ache in the entire body, fatigue, mood changes, sleep disturbances, irritability, and difficulty with memory and concentration.
There are a number of risk factors that make it more likely for a person to develop fibromyalgia. Women are more likely to acquire the condition with men. People who have been through abuse/ trauma, or suffer from PTSD, are also more likely to experience the disease. Fibromyalgia may have a genetic component- it's been noted that when one person has fibromyalgia, their family members are more likely to suffer from the condition as well.
How A Chiropractor Can Help
When you come in for your first appointment, we'll talk to you about your health history and fibromyalgia symptoms. If we decide that chiropractic care is a good fit to help you manage your fibromyalgia symptoms, our chiropractor will work with you to create a treatment plan. Most fibromyalgia treatment plans include a variety of different treatment modalities, including chiropractic adjustment and massage. To some extent, fibromyalgia pain may be controlled by lifestyle changes as well. We'll talk with you about current lifestyle factors that may be playing a role in your fibromyalgia pain, and we'll help you take steps to change those factors to aid in relieving your symptoms.
If you're already using pharmaceutical drugs to help you with your fibromyalgia pain, chiropractic care can be a great holistic addition to your treatment plan. Be sure to share your current medications with our chiropractor, so that we can make sure your treatments complement one another.
Call Our Hiram Chiropractic Care Center
If you or a loved one are showing signs of fibromyalgia, you don't have to deal with it alone. Conventional medicine can be helpful, but many people find more relief through holistic, natural care. At Cornerstone Chiropractic in Hiram, our professional chiropractic staff is experienced in providing fibromyalgia care. Call our office today to set up your first appointment at (770) 439-7765.