Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that affects millions of Americans. It is also a condition that lowers the quality of life of many individuals and causes disability due to the intense pain. We understand that quite a number of our patients have questions about fibromyalgia, and our chiropractors in Smithtown, NY, and West Islip, NY, at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, are answering some of the top questions asked about fibromyalgia.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that causes pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the body. This pain is known to cause fatigue, sleep problems, and mental and emotional stress.

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

The official cause of fibromyalgia is yet to be known. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia is the result of abnormal processing of the pain reception in the body, which could be the result of infections, trauma, or genetics.

What Does The Pain From Fibromyalgia Feel Like?

Fibromyalgia has no boundaries when pain is concerned. People with this condition describe their pain as intense burning, aching, stabbing, shooting, or throbbing. Usually, the pain is at its worse during the morning hours.

What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is characterized by its widespread pain, but it can also cause these other symptoms?:

  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Disruptive sleeping
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Headaches
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Cognitive function and memory difficulties

Is there a Cure for it?

Unfortunately, as of right now, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. However, there are several treatments that help reduce the symptoms.

Can Chiropractors Help?

Chiropractors can help people with fibromyalgia. At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, we use several methods to control fibromyalgia, such as:

  • Spinal adjustments to re-establish the function between the nervous system and the brain
  • Physical therapy to prevent the exacerbation of the condition and improve range of motion
  • Lifestyle changes to help patients find a routine that controls their pain
  • Nutritional counseling to alleviate some symptoms

Let Us Help You Manage Your Pain

Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC, serves Smithtown, NY, West Islip, NY, and surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (631) 724-1991 or (631) 661-1400 and set up your appointment. Let our esteemed chiropractors develop your individualized plan to help you manage your fibromyalgia.