Can Chiropractic Help Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is associated with a history of widespread, deep aching, radiating or burning pain of at least three months duration, both above & below the waist and including both sides of the body. Ninety percent of fibromyalgia patients are also afflicted with chronic fatigue, which brings additional symptoms of dizziness, numbness & tingling, nausea, a swollen feeling in tissues as well as stiffness.
While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, recent research indicates traumatic neck injury (whiplash, concussion, etc.) as a risk factor for both fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue. This suggests that upper cervical chiropractic care may be effective treatment. The goal would be to reverse the trauma-induced neck injury thereby reducing irritation to the nerves that can trigger pain, neuromuscular dysfunction, and fatigue.
If you, or someone you know in the Savage, Prior Lake, Burnsville or Shakopee areas struggle with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, call Watkins Family Chiropractic or visit our website to schedule a free consultation!