St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab Offers Help for Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic care is well known for helping to reduce back pain and pain from injuries, but it can also be of help in relieving discomfort from diseases such as fibromyalgia. This condition, which causes widespread pain, weakness and fatigue, can benefit from chiropractic methods. At St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury and Rehab in St. Petersburg, FL, we can help individuals with fibromyalgia achieve better physical function and relief from chronic pain.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that affects the muscles and bones. Individuals with this condition develop widespread pain and a chronic feeling of fatigue that can impact their ability to work effectively and enjoy recreational and social activities. Fibromyalgia also causes tender areas on the body, problems with sleep patterns and difficulty with concentration. There is no definitive test for fibromyalgia. Rather, physicians must uses extensive testing to rule out other conditions, and then will diagnose fibromyalgia, based on the consistent nature of the symptoms.
Causes of Fibromyalgia
Physicians currently do not know what causes fibromyalgia. Individuals who have the condition experience chronic, widespread pain that is not related to injury or disease. Some evidence indicates that it is caused by a dysfunction in how the brain receives pain signals, causing the sensation to be magnified. Genetics appear to play a part in who gets fibromyalgia, and infection or inflammation in the body may also be factors. Women develop fibromyalgia more than men. The condition is also more prevalent in people who are not physically active and in those with posttraumatic stress syndrome.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Fibromyalgia Pain and Dysfunction
Manual adjustment can help relieve compression of nerves and improve spinal function, which makes movement more efficient and less painful. Rehabilitative exercises can help to strengthen muscles and improve energy levels. Massage therapy reduces pain and improves both mood and function. Ultrasound heat therapy can also relieve the widespread discomfort that is characteristic of the disease.
Schedule an Appointment at St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab in St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Colby Staubs is a trained and dedicated health professional that is active in the community. We offer a range of chiropractic services to our patients in St. Petersburg, FL and surrounding communities to achieve relief from pain and provide better function for everyday living. Contact St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab today at (727) 519-3757 for an appointment to discuss the options for treatment of your fibromyalgia pain.