Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment: The Alternatives Available
Around 4 million U.S. adults suffer from fibromyalgia, making it one of the most common causes of chronic pain.
Unfortunately, it’s a difficult condition to manage due to how hard it is to receive a diagnosis. Often, patients are simply given medication to try and combat the symptoms.
However, fibromyalgia pain treatment needn’t involve a cocktail of drugs.
Alternative treatments available at your local chiropractor’s in Greenwood Village could help control the condition and minimize your pain.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Doctors are still trying to get to grips with what fibromyalgia is and what causes it.
It is thought that the disorder affects how pain is processed by your brain, which means it spreads and becomes amplified around your body.
Symptoms include mood swings, excessive sleeping, pain, memory loss, fatigue, depression, and fuzziness. It tends to occur in more women than men.
The condition may be onset after a physical trauma or severe psychological stress, but it can develop in the background without any key triggers. Sufferers often have tension headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), anxiety, and depression, too.
What Alternative Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Options Are Available?
There are several different types of treatments available at chiropractors, each of which is effective at targeting the condition. They may be used on their own or as a group of complementing treatments:
- Chiropractic Adjustments: Working to realign your body, this helps ensure that the connections between your nerves, the nervous system, and your brain aren’t hampered. This allows your brain to accurately process any pain, removing any faulty signals that can occur due to misalignments.
- Spinal Decompression: This involves the use of a specialist table with various moving parts. It works to help eradicate any pressure in your spinal discs, thus reducing any compression on the nerves that pass through your spinal column.
- Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cells are often described as the “building blocks” of our body as they can turn themselves into a number of different cells, e.g. cartilage and muscle tissue. Stem cell therapy involves injecting these cells back into your body in the areas that need it most, helping regenerate diseased tissue and eradicate pain and discomfort.
Your chiropractor may also offer additional lifestyle recommendations and nutritional advice that will help you manage your symptoms even further. This provides you with an all-around treatment that goes above and beyond traditional “pill-popping” approaches.
Want to learn more about our fibromyalgia pain treatment programs? Call us today at (303) 771-3102 to make an appointment.