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Understanding Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Some patients fear that chiropractic care for fibromyalgia may aggravate pain. But it is both safe and proven to reduce pain from fibromyalgia.

Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia: Does It Work?

Many fibromyalgia patients seek natural treatment for fibromyalgia, and chiropractic care is one of the most frequently considered, especially for pain management and to improve the range of motion of joints.

This form of medicine is based on the principle that the body has the ability to self-heal and recover from a disease. The nervous system runs between the spine and carries messages from the brain to every cell of the body.

When the vertebrae are restricted, locked or misaligned there will be pressure on the nerves and symptoms will occur. For this reason, a chiropractor will perform “adjustments” using gentle pressure, stretching or certain high velocity thrusts to bring the vertebrae to optimal position and restore health.

Research Studies on Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia

A study conducted in a chiropractic clinic in Canada revealed that 30 chiropractic treatments can improve pain by up to 77 percent, the quality of sleep by 63 percent and decrease fatigue by almost 75 percent. Positive findings had been recorded in a small, preliminary study (also performed in Canada) with documented improvements in joint mobility pain intensity while using various chiropractic techniques such as spinal manipulation, stretching and soft tissue therapy.

A review of several research studies, including eight systematic reviews and three meta-analyses that assessed the benefits of alternative medicine for fibromyalgia was published in 2009 in the Journal of Manipulative Physiology and Therapeutics. According to this systematic review, there is some evidence that spinal manipulation, diet and vitamins can help manage fibromyalgia, although more scientific evidence supported the use of exercise, psychotherapy massage, acupuncture and spa therapy (hydro therapy) for this condition.

Special Considerations

Some people may fear fibromyalgia chiropractic adjustments may trigger the pain. Overall, this form of therapy has a good safety profile and patients receiving adjustments are satisfied with the results.

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In some cases, adjustments may cause aggravation of the symptoms (including pain) for a brief period of time.

If you experience pain or any other symptoms after chiropractic adjustments, talk to the doctor to possibly change the therapy (these adjustments can be performed in several ways, some being gentler than others).

If you don’t achieve symptom improvement following the recommended set of treatments, you may need to change or add other modalities (some chiropractors are also trained in acupuncture, naturopathy or homeopathy).

You should not seek spinal manipulation if you suffer from osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, inflammatory arthritis (i.e. lupus, rheumatoid arthritis). If you have cancer, you should also talk to your MD first before using chiropractic care.

Otherwise, if you are looking to better control fibromyalgia symptoms, it’s worth considering this form of therapy. In addition, try to improve your lifestyle; eat a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly and practice stress management techniques.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: fibromyalgia.newlifeoutlook.com

Chiropractic care is alternative, treatment option for various types of injuries or conditions. It’s been long used to help individuals find relief from their symptoms and recent studies have concluded, chiropractic treatment can be beneficial towards treating people with fibromyalgia, a widespread chronic pain condition.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Understanding Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*