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Our chiropractor at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic sees patients who have fibromyalgia on a regular basis. The condition causes a wide array of symptoms that cause discomfort and can interfere with your daily life. We help our patients to relieve their discomfort through natural remedies that get to the root of the problem rather than simply covering up the issues.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread muscle pain, in particular, in the abdomen, back, and neck. The pain is oftentimes accompanied by weakness and tenderness. You may also experience fatigue. In many cases, you'll have anxiety and depression along with fibromyalgia. The condition has the potential to affect your sleep and may even lead to issues with your memory and mood. It's possible you'll have tension headaches as a result of the condition. Sometimes, if you have fibromyalgia, you might have irritable bowel syndrome or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder as well.
Researchers aren't sure as to why fibromyalgia occurs. However, researchers speculate fibromyalgia heightens the pain you have because it affects how your brain process pain signals. It's more common in women than it is in men. You might develop it after physical or emotional trauma or surgery. Certain infections tend to cause the onset of fibromyalgia. Sometimes, symptoms of fibromyalgia will begin for no apparent reason. Children may develop it, but it's more common for people to get it as they age. A majority of people aren't diagnosed with it until they're middle-aged. Those with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are at a greater risk of developing the condition.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women who have the condition tend to have a low quality of life. Fibromyalgia may lead to a 40-percent reduction in physical function and a 67-percent decrease in mental health in women. Major depression is more common in people who have fibromyalgia than those who don't have it. In fact, it puts those who have it at a three-times greater risk for major depression.
At our office, we begin the process by analyzing your condition and factoring in your medical history. We develop a course of action that's specific to your symptoms. We may perform a chiropractic adjustment, which consists of our chiropractor realigning the spine via manual manipulation. By realigning the spine, we can reduce the amount of back and neck pain you have. A spinal alignment from our Bradenton chiropractor has the potential to help if you have headaches.
Our chiropractor may advise you on lifestyle changes that can reduce your pain, weakness, and fatigue. For instance, we might suggest diet changes that increase the number of nutrients you're consuming. Additionally, our chiropractor might develop an exercise therapy program designed for your needs that will decrease your pain and weakness.
To find relief from your fibromyalgia pain and discomfort, contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, serving Bradenton, Sarasota, and the surrounding Florida region, by calling 941-739-2900.