The term “fibromyalgia” originated from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek words for muscle (myo) and pain (algia), so it’s easy to see how the condition got its name. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by muscle pain, fatigue and tenderness at multiple points in the skin, affecting roughly 90 percent women. People with fibromyalgia feel widespread pain in both the right and left sides, and both above and below the waist – at least 11 tender points in all.
Fibromyalgia is a stress-related condition, recent research indicates, and treatment through chiropractic care has had significant success in limiting pain and overall discomfort. Chiropractic care can keep the spine and muscles from losing too much movement – in normal cases, a combination of movement loss plus resulting muscle tightness will create a vicious cycle that will lead to worsening pain.
With treatments from Corner Canyon Health & Wellness, continued spine adjustments will stop this cycle from repeating itself. We adjust our treatments to be slightly gentler for fibromyalgia patients, as diminished healing ability in the muscles is often a larger concern for such patients. This will help decrease stress on the spine, and relax the entire system to prevent that harmful stress.
Best of all, you’ll be under the care of a chiropractor who is familiar with the muscle changes that occur during fibromyalgia. This is a vital part of care – without this knowledge and resulting treatment alterations, the right stress-limiting adjustments might not be found. For a chiropractor who is in tune with your body and knows the sort of adjustments that will have an impact on fibromyalgia, look no further than the professionals at Corner Canyon Health & Wellness.