Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis, and yet, the cause of the condition is less understood. Unfortunately, the symptoms and effects of Fibromyalgia are not limited in scope. Unlike most health conditions, Fibromyalgia has a long list of symptoms, some of which happen simultaneously, others that come on in bursts and then go away. Doctors of chiropractic care, such as Dr. Bosler at Spinal Healthcare & Physical Medicine, believe in total body wellness and are trained to treat a variety of complex symptoms. This is why patients suffering from Fibromyalgia find so much success with chiropractic medicine. Our office is equipped to treat all of your Fibromyalgia symptoms. If you have sought help from other doctors and have felt no improvement in your condition, pain or quality of life, visiting our clinic in New Haven could change your life.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain and sensitivity in the entire musculoskeletal system coupled with extreme fatigue. According to medical research, more than 12 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. Research shows that women are 10 times as likely to get the disease than men and the most common age bracket for those suffering from the disease is between the ages of 25 and 60.
Diagnosing Fibromyalgia can be extremely challenging because of the wide range of symptoms one can be experiencing from the disease. Often these other symptoms mask the real condition. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. It is because of this, that some experts in the field include Fibromyalgia in arthritis and related disorders. The main difference between Fibromyalgia and bursitis or tendinitis, however is that the pain and stiffness of Fibromyalgia is widespread rather than being confined to one area.
Patients suffering from Fibromyalgia are not limited to conditions of musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. The following are other common symptoms found in those suffering from Fibromyalgia:
- Trouble sleeping (often from joint pain)
- Joint pain
- Morning stiffness
- Painful menstrual periods
- Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
- Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”).
- Depression (often from inability to sleep, exercise, and chronic pain)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
Causes of Fibromyalgia
The causes of Fibromyalgia are still unknown yet research has found some links between Fibromyalgia and the following:
- Stressful or traumatic events, such as car accidents
- Repetitive injuries
- Certain diseases
- Genetics (that cause increased pain sensitivity and pain memory)
It is important to know that not all patients suffering from Fibromyalgia have any of the conditions listed above. Some cases of Fibromyalgia seem to come on spontaneously. There is still much to learn about this disease.
Fibromyalgia Treatment Options at New Haven Spine
At our Fort Wayne area clinic, we take your Fibromyalgia symptoms and chronic pain seriously. To treat Fibromyalgia effectively, our Spinal Healthcare & Physical Medicine team combines different kinds of treatment that can offer immediate relief and that work to repair the cause of your inflammation and pain for permanent results. Our treatments and services: 1) target muscle pain and trigger points; 2) help with sleep problems and depression; and 3) manage stress and anxiety. You do not need to resign yourself to a lifetime of dependence on pain medications or chronic pain.
We have the following specialized treatments that can help treat your Fibromyalgia symptoms and pain and reduce the added stress that can trigger Fibromyalgia symptoms:
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you have been previously diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, or if you are suspicious that you may be suffering from this condition, contact Spinal Healthcare & Physical Medicine today and schedule an evaluation and consultation. You are not alone. There is team of people ready to restore you to a better quality of life. Call now for a free consultation, (260) 493-6565, or simply contact us by clicking here. Consultations can be done online, via the phone, or in person.
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