What Is Fibromyalgia And How Chiropractic Can Help In It?

A chronic disorder that involves sensitivity and pin in the entire musculoskeletal system is known as Fibromyalgia. A human body has 18 tender points out of which at least 11 are extremely tender and are most affected when one suffers from Fibromyalgia. Along with pain the patient experiences disturbed sleep, bad mood and fatigue for long time. Normally this disorder is associated with some other symptoms like TMJ pain, dysfunction, irritable bowel syndrome, certain autoimmune diseases and psychological conditions.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

Medically the particular cause of Fibromyalgia is not known till date because it is associated with a number of symptoms. So the causes of this condition are based on different theories. Some connect it with psychological reason as it changes the mood as changed in case of depression. Similarly others link it with physical disturbance or chronic alteration in posture more than its psychological effect. According to some other people this disorder is related to neurochemical imbalance or disorder in central nervous system of the patients as they are hypersensitive even to the slightest stimulation. They usually experience pain even in the response of normal and non-painful activities. On the whole it can be said that Fibromyalgia can be caused due to physical as well as psychological reasons.

Effect of Chiropractic treatment of fibromyalgia

According to various evidences people suffering from fibromyalgia are regularly in touch with chiropractors OKC. Chiropractors use their skills on fibromyalgia patients in a hope to ease some of their symptoms. But effectiveness of fibromyalgia chiropractic care may vary with every individual.

According to recent studies, chiropractors usually check their patients before, during and after providing them some treatment and chiropractic adjustments and compressions to know if they are responding positively or not. During this study over 60% patients experienced considerable improvement in their condition as it improved their sleep, reduce their fatigue and pain. The best part of this chiropractic care was that this improvement was observed by following this process only for one month.

Though there is lack of scientific evidence about the effect of chiropractic treatment on fibromyalgia but some of the previous studies have shown improvement in quality of life of the patients. The process of chiropractic care mainly focuses on affecting the nervous system of the patients positively as chiropractors are trained as specialists in neuro-musculoskeletal treatments.

The sensitivity of the fibromyalgia patient to a stimulation is logical as there can be something wrong in their nervous system which collects and analyses the information collected from the outside world.

Many people suffering from fibromyalgia also remain upset due to abnormal narrowing of upper cervical spine. It can lead to the compression of the coverings on the upper spine causing compression on it which in turn causes pain in the entire body of the patient. In such condition, chiropractors adjust their neck and head, without compressing their spine, to reduce their chronic pain caused by this disorder to considerable extent.

So, if you are suffering from fibromyalgia and had not visited any chiropractor so far then before visiting one you should consult your physician in this regard.

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