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Fibromyalgia is an exaggerated response to pain signals that can turn your whole body into a mass of problems, leaving you with constant insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome. Unfortunately, standard medical protocols can actually prolong your quest for relief. However, our Lake Worth chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, can treat the musculoskeletal issues associated with fibromyalgia to grant you the safe, drug-free relief you need.
If you've heard people dismiss fibromyalgia as an "imaginary illness," that's partly because its underlying mechanisms are hard to pin down. Researchers currently think it has something to do with an imbalance between Substance P, a neurotransmitter that controls pain perception, and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of well-being. Women are more prone to fibromyalgia than men, indicating that other biochemical factors may also be in play. Fibromyalgia is the name for the set of symptoms commonly created by these mysterious imbalances. One of the most common symptoms is muscle pain and tender points caused by tight muscle knots in various parts of the body. You may also experience insomnia, headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, and a mental sluggishness known as "fibro fog."
Living with fibromyalgia is hard enough, but getting help for it can seem even harder. Part of the problem is the fact that standard diagnostic protocols for fibromyalgia require you to have widespread pain, accompanied by other common fibromyalgia symptoms, for at least three months before you can officially receive fibromyalgia treatment. Those three months can feel like an eternity when you're waiting for the relief you so desperately need.
Why can you get chiropractic care for your fibromyalgia even before you've received an official medical diagnosis? It's because we focus on optimizing your physical function, not on drugging you to make your symptoms temporarily fade. Out Lake worth chiropractor can identify and correct musculoskeletal misalignments without needing a formal fibromyalgia diagnosis. By doing so, we can help your nervous system operate more normally, which in turn can help normalize your pain response. For instance, nerve compression in the cervical spine is a common problem in fibromyalgia patients. Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine can relieve this compression to help you feel and function better.
Chiropractic care isn't our only weapon against fibromyalgia. We can create a customized symptom management program for you that includes other techniques such as massage therapy (to loosen up those muscle knots) and physical therapy (to help you enjoy a wider range of pain-free motion).
Gain the upper hand over your fibromyalgia, starting today. Call Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness at 561-547-2210 for an appointment!