Fibromyalgia –The Chiropractic Approach

We often have people ask if chiropractic could help with her Fibromyalgia. Actually, we have helped hundreds of patients with this disorder. Unfortunately, most people don’t know the benefits of chiropractic for Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition that likely has more than one cause – although most researchers agree that the primary cause is a breakdown in the normal function of the Central Nervous System, which creates an abnormal perception of pain. An oversensitive nervous system generates false alarms spontaneously or form ordinary nonpainful stimuli. Physiologist now recognize that nerves and muscles can generate abnormal impulses and the technical term for this is supersensitivity. Research indicates that trauma, injuries, and even repetitive “micro-trauma” might be the trigger for Fibromyalgia.

So what can be done?

Chiropractic adjustments restore normal nerve function; improve spinal biomechanics, range of motion, and posture – all of which are essential in improving Fibromyalgia. A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reported that in a group of Fibromyalgia patients who had received Chiropractic care, the majority of them obtained some type of improvement and nearly half obtained great improvement. Most of our patients with this condition feel much better, have more energy, greater range of motion and less pain with their chiropractic care!