Chiropractic care has been used for centuries to alleviate the pain in muscles and nerves. Fibromyalgia, however, is a relatively new diagnosis. If you're a person who suffers from fibromyalgia, chiropractic care can help from us at Rock Chiropractic at Parker, CO.
With fibromyalgia, muscles become inflamed. While it is sometimes difficult to know why this happens, the inflammation will cause the muscles to expand and contract. This movement of the muscles can cause other muscles around the ones affected to move position. Once these muscles have moved from their proper places, they can place unnecessary pressure on the nerves around them. This pressure on the nerves is what causes the sensation of pain that a person experiences.
Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments can help with this. During an adjustment session, muscles are moved so that they are not placing as much pressure on the surrounding nerves. This can result in instant pain relief in some cases. Muscles that continue to become inflamed, however, will continue to affect other muscles in the surrounding area. This means that the pain will continue to come back if the patient is suffering with fibromyalgia.
For this reason, it's recommended that fibromyalgia patients work with both their chiropractor and their doctor to determine what the cause of their fibromyalgia is. In some cases, it is possible to identify triggers; behaviors or substances that seem to set off a bad fibromyalgia attack or flare-up. If these sources can be identified and avoided, and the patient continues to seek regular chiropractic treatment, long-term pain relief is possible.
Even if these triggers cannot be completely avoided, chiropractic care is often still a better alternative than pain relieving pills.
If you live in the Parker, CO, area and suffer from fibromyalgia, getting chiropractic adjustments can help with the pain of flare-ups. Give us a call today at Rock Chiropractic in Parker, CO, at (303) 840-2092.
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