What is Fibromyalgia?’
Fibromyalgia is a controversial and complicated condition to understand. For proper diagnosis and treatment, a wide variety of factors need to be considered including “head-to-toe” joint and muscle function, nutrition, and lifestyle. A thorough examination including orthopedic and neurologic testing, as well as other specialized tests, will help to determine the exact cause(s) of your symptoms and will help determine your individualized treatment plan. A comprehensive treatment program that addresses all of these issues often leads to significant improvement of fibromyalgia.
Joint and soft tissue manipulation is very helpful in relieving the aches and pains of fibromyalgia and related conditions. Other treatment options may include ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, and myofascial release techniques. These procedures, combined with nutritional & herbal medicine, and/or homeopathy constitute a comprehensive, holistic approach. Although researchers are still a long way away from finding a “cure” for fibromyalgia, chiropractic care is often very successful in the effective management of this condition. However, if after examination we conclude that your case cannot be helped with conservative care, a prompt referral will be made.