Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia and MS

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Pain management with a chiropractor

Although it may not be a cure in every situation, there are a number of health issues that can be minimized by seeing a chiropractor. Those living with multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia are not going to be fixed or cured by a chiropractor, but they can experience reduced symptoms and higher quality of living.

Why choose chiropractic care

Whatever health issue you face, basic medical advice would be to start with conservative treatment measures and then escalate only as needed. This is why your doctor will normally prescribe medications or therapy before recommending surgery or other extreme options.

Chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective measure to reduce pain. A chiropractic adjustment is a non-invasive treatment to relieve pressure in the spine or extremities and promote overall health. Chiropractors use many techniques to find the source of pain in your body and treat it – rather than cover it up with potentially-addictive pain medications.

What is fibromyalgia?

Simply put, people with fibromyalgia experience normal pain in an overly painful way. This musculoskeletal condition leads to widespread body and joint pain and fatigue. While the exact cause is unknown, some theories point to stress and the distress it causes the body.

In the United States, two to four percent of people have fibromyalgia, and it occurs more commonly in women (Source). The main symptom of fibromyalgia is pain.

Chronic pain from fibromyalgia can result in the following:

  • Sleep disruption
  • Depression
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
  • Feelings of weakness
  • Trouble remembering
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sensitivity to light, sounds, and odors

Treating fibromyalgia with chiropractic care

Because there is no known cause, there is also no definitive method of treatment following a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Common methods of treatment combine one or more of the following:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Stress reduction
  • Exercise
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Medication

Chiropractic treatment is a non-invasive, drug-free method to manage and relieve swelling and pain. A chiropractic adjustment reduces pressure between joints and corrects alignment in the spine. This reduces inflammation and promotes the healthy function of the central nervous system.

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What is multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that destroys the protective myelin coating that surrounds nerve fibers. People with MS can experience mild to severe symptoms. There are five types of MS that most doctors recognize.

The exact cause of MS is unknown, but it occurs in 1 out of every 1000 people in the United States. It affects women three times as often as men and can be hereditary (Source).

Living with MS and chronic pain

The overall presence of pain in MS patients is as high as 63 percent (Source). People living with MS commonly experience painful symptoms like:
  • Headaches
  • Pain, tingling, and numbness in the limbs
  • Back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • And more

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be debilitating and greatly affect the patient's quality of life. This is why many people seek out alternative treatments like chiropractic care. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society acknowledges anecdotal evidence of MS patients finding relief through chiropractic treatment (Source).

The chronic pain of living with MS leads many people to pursue every option available for pain relief. Chiropractic treatment is a safe, non-invasive option for MS pain management. ​​​​​​​

Find relief when you can't find a cure

Fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis are just some examples of health issues that continue to puzzle medical professionals. Sometimes treatments for these conditions are like throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. What works for some people may not work for everyone.

We can help you determine if chiropractic treatment is right for your chronic medical condition. A doctor of chiropractic will consider your medical history and physical exam to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.

We are ready to help you find chronic pain relief and greater quality of life.
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