Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy

Smithtown

Fibromyalgia

If you or your loved one has fibromyalgia, you may want to know what this disorder is and how it might change your life. Learn more about the symptoms and impact of this condition at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC. Your chiropractor in Smithtown or West Islip, NY, can provide relief when the condition flares up.

Fibromyalgia Chiropractic Treatment

Fibromyalgia is often diagnosed in clients with widespread pain in various parts of the body lasting more than three months. You may also experience pain or tenderness at various points on your body. These points occur around the shoulders, chest, neck, hips, elbows, and knees.

Others may also have one of more of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive or memory impairment
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic headaches
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Jaw pain
  • Muscle pain after exertion
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Irritable bowels
  • Skin sensitivities

Getting a Correct Diagnosis Is Key

Work with your doctor to diagnose and confirm whether you have fibromyalgia. Ruling out other conditions is important.  For example, the following conditions cause symptoms similar to fibromyalgia:

  • Allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Anemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lyme disease
  • Hormonal imbalances

Massage therapy is about so much more than relieving pain. Many people receive therapy so that they can improve their flexibility or restore their range of motion after they have been injured or sedentary for a long time. Massage therapy helps restore the body to prevent injuries from occurring in the future.

Natural Treatment Options

You may wish to seek natural treatment for your fibromyalgia symptoms. Chiropractic care is a great alternative to medication for pain management. It also improves your range of motion. Your chiropractor can help your body begin the healing process to overcome various conditions. After all, the nervous system runs through the spine, carrying messages to and from every part of the body.

Misaligned, locked, or restricted vertebrae place pressure on the nerves. To relieve this pressure, your chiropractor makes spinal adjustments with gentle pressure. High-velocity thrusts and therapeutic stretching bring the vertebrae back into alignment, minimizing a patient’s pain and discomfort.

Treatment Alternatives

Traditional treatment for fibromyalgia includes anti-inflammatory agents, sleep medications, and muscle relaxants. These may offer temporary relief, but do not treat the underlying condition. For a more natural approach, acupuncture is sometimes used to treat fibromyalgia and many doctors also recommend seeing a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for fibromyalgia. Your chiropractor may include ultrasound, massage therapy, and electrical stimulation to help you manage the pain and stress of this serious condition.

Contact us at Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC today by calling (613) 661-1400 to make an appointment. Your chiropractor in Smithtown or West Islip, NY, can provide relief from fibromyalgia pain.

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