Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder associated with additional symptoms of fatigue and mood issues. Although the disorder isn’t life-threatening, the intensity of pain and other symptoms take a toll on the quality of your life. Fibromyalgia symptoms like depression and decreased physical activity adversely affect your physical and emotional health. We offer cutting-edge, all-natural treatment options to tackle this difficult-to-diagnose disease.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Chronic, widespread pain throughout your body, particularly in your muscles and joints is the most common symptom of fibromyalgia.
This pain comes and goes or flares up from time to time. If you have fibromyalgia, in addition to joint pain all over, you may also experience chronic fatigue.
You may be hypersensitive in some regions of your body called fibromyalgia trigger points. The slightest pressure on these tender points results in extreme pain.
Fibromyalgia affects women more severely and more often than men. Signs and symptoms may vary as well, and they overlap with other musculoskeletal disorders.
These symptoms include:
- Chronic pain, such as muscle aches or body pain
- Frequent bouts of fatigue and exhaustion
- Cognitive problems
- Vision problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Impaired coordination
- Loss of control over body movements
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Bladder or urinary problems
- Restless leg syndrome
- Headaches or migraines
- Anxiety or depression
- Dry eyes or dry mouth
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
The cause of fibromyalgia remains unclear. The condition is believed to be an issue affecting the way your central nervous system processes sensory information and regulates pain.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections contain highly concentrated platelets processed from your blood. When activated, these platelets release growth factors and protein-rich cells that hydrate and lubricate your sore body parts, particularly joints, to help reduce your pain symptoms.
Trigger point injections can also be effective in reducing the pain associated with fibromyalgia and myofascial trigger points. We use all-natural plant extracts to soothe inflammation and aches. Our doctor will assess your body, identify these trigger points, and carefully inject the medicinal solution for pain relief.
Chiropractic care is based on the philosophy that your body is a connected system of bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, and tendons. When these system function improperly, the imbalance sends pain signals throughout your body. Our chiropractor uses manual adjustments and manipulations to restore the balance in your skeletal structure, eliminating the pain associated with fibromyalgia. For example, if out-of-place discs or vertebrae are exacerbating nerve issues, chiropractic care can alleviate this added stress on your body.
We at Modesto Physical Medicine can help you determine which all-natural, drug-free treatment works best for you. Let us help you manage your symptoms for fibromyalgia. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation (209) 838-3434.