Can Chiropractic Care Help With Fibromyalgia Pain?

What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Appointment

Fibromyalgia can severely affect your ability to live a normal life. When you’re in chronic pain, you may not be able to participate in the regular daily activities that you used to enjoy. Luckily, visiting a chiropractor for chiropractic care and physical therapy can help with fibromyalgia pain in the following ways.

Reduce Chronic or Recurring Pain

Chiropractors use various chiropractic care treatment methods to significantly reduce the pain of fibromyalgia. Your chiropractor will perform chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation to return your spinal column to a more natural position. This relieves pressure on the muscles, nerves, and joints, and thus can reduce the pain you experience in normal daily movements. Your doctor can also recommend additional holistic, natural healing techniques to reduce pain, such as acupuncture, chiropractic massage, and aquatic therapy.

Stimulate the Body’s Natural Healing Processes

Many forms of chiropractic treatment have been proven to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation are very effective at increasing healing. As your chiropractor gently stretches, moves, or applies pressure to certain areas of your body, your circulatory system is stimulated, and your body releases endorphins and neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters can either stimulate or inhibit the brain’s nerve impulses. Chiropractic massage and acupuncture are particularly effective at achieving this.

Increase the Mobility of the Spine

Chiropractic care can significantly improve your cervical and lumbar ranges of motion. Your chiropractor will use chiropractic techniques that increase the mobility of the spinal vertebrae, which may have become restricted, locked, or moved slightly out of position. Chiropractic massage also relaxes the muscles and restores flexibility, which will both relieve fibromyalgia pain and make movement much easier. Physical therapy is also a highly beneficial method of chiropractic care for restoring range of motion.

If you’re interested in visiting an experienced chiropractor near The Woodlands for fibromyalgia treatment, come see us at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers.

Dr. Mark Yezak
Mark Yezak, BS, DC, is the founder, chiropractic director, and chief of staff at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Offering 25 years of experience. Dr. Yezak is a published author of research papers, books, and journal entries. He is undoubtedly a leader in his field.
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