What to Know About Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a condition that's the center of much controversy. Some people go as far as to say it doesn't exist. However, for those who suffer from this condition, they know the pain and other symptoms are very real. That's why at Premier Chiropractic and Wellness, serving Manhattan, KS, and the nearby region, we're happy to serve those who are suffering from this condition and would like to take some time to explain more about it.
As of 2023, researchers believe that fibromyalgia occurs when a person has a heightened response to pain, specifically from the spinal cord and brain processing both non-painful and painful signals the same. Widespread pain is the most common symptom. However, people who experience this condition may have other symptoms in addition to musculoskeletal pain, such as the following:
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood changes
- Memory problems
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
While some researchers believe there's an issue with the spinal cord and brain and how they process pain, some researchers believe that repeated nerve stimulation to these parts can cause fibromyalgia. When this happens, you may have an unusual rise in the chemical levels in the brain associated with pain.
Others believe that the pain receptors may have a memory of the pain, and they develop sensitivity, causing them to react to non-painful and painful stimuli. Certain issues can trigger fibromyalgia, including an infection, physical trauma, psychological stress, and surgery. For some people, though, there isn't a specific trigger. Another factor seems to be genetics. Research indicates certain gene mutations may be linked to fibromyalgia.
Our main goal with whatever treatment plan we create for you is to act as a pain relief method. Currently, there isn't a cure for fibromyalgia, so the treatment is to help you manage the symptoms. Specifically, at our chiropractic practice, we focus on musculoskeletal pain and headaches.
One of the more common treatments we recommend is a spinal adjustment. Ultimately, this treatment helps optimize your nervous system function, which may be able to ease some of the discomfort. Moreover, we'll recommend ways to ease your symptoms at home whenever you feel a flare coming on.
Contact Premier Chiropractic and Wellness in Manhattan, KS
Premier Chiropractic and Wellness, serving Manhattan, KS, and the nearby region, offers fibromyalgia treatment. We not only provide you with treatments to provide pain relief, but we make sure we listen to you and supply compassion because we understand the stigma associated with this condition. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor near me today by calling us at 785-320-5300.