Fibromyalgia treatment by your Bozeman Chiropractor


Fibromyalgia (also known as fibromyositis) is a common condition where one has widespread body pain that is long term (typically 3 months or more) and has tenderness and pain in muscles, tendons, and joints.  People that suffer from fibromyalgia tend to be linked to sleeping problems, headaches, anxiety, depression, numbness or tingling in the extremities, and fatigue.  Fibromyalgia may affect any fibromuscular tissue in the body, but especially affects the occiput, neck, thorax, shoulders, lower back, and thighs. How does chiropractic care help patients with fibromyalgia gallatin valley chiropractic bozeman montana

Fibromyalgia is common and occurs mostly in women between ages 20 and 50. The cause is unknown but theories indicate that it is likely an overactive nervous system that can be overstimulated or have overactive pain receptors.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help Patients with Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care is critical for the sufferers of fibromyalgia.  Because fibromyalgia causes the bodies muscles to tighten and lose their natural elasticity and pliability, it results in overall loss of motion in the spine. The loss of spinal movement results in a neurological reflex causing the muscles to react and tighten even further.  This cycle will progress until it is causing daily pain. 

In order to treat this condition or prevent it from occurring, it is essential to continually adjust the spine and keep it moving properly.  In addition, trigger point therapy and massage with proper stretches and exercises are recommended to help and compliment the adjustments.  Not all doctors or physicians are familiar with fibromyalgia and its treatment, so it is important and in your best interest to find a doctor who is.  Chiropractic treatment is typically modified to be less forceful and more gentle than normal.  This helps to decrease the stress of the small supporting muscles of the spine, which can be easily injured.

Our chiropractors are experienced in both fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatment, and has successfully treated a variety of patients with fibromyalgia.  Don't wait another day in pain, call Gallatin Valley Chiropractic today at (406) 551-2177 to determine the cause of your pain.

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