Compassionate Care Through Personalized Fibromyalgia Treatment
“You hurt all over and you frequently feel exhausted. Even after numerous tests your doctor can’t find anything specifically wrong with you.”
If this sounds familiar you may be suffering from symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons; as well as fatigue and multiple tender points – places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia occurs in about two percent of the population in the US. Women are much more likely to develop the disorder than men and the risk of Fibromyalgia increases with age. Fibromyalgia symptoms often begin after a physical or emotional trauma, but in many cases there appears to be no triggering event.
The American College of Rheumatology guidelines for making a Fibromyalgia diagnosis requires pain at 11 out of 18 tender points on the body.
Chiropractic Care for Relief from Symptoms
Complementary and alternative therapies for pain and stress management aren’t new. Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy have become more and more popular throughout the years, especially with people who have chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia.
Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy treatments safely relieve stress and pain and are gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine due to their extremely high success rates in treating those that suffer from Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Relief through Acupuncture and Massage Therapy
Acupuncture is a Chinese medical system based on restoring a normal balance of life forces by stimulating different but very specific points throughout the body. The stimulation of these specific points causes changes in blood flow and levels of neurotransmitters in the brain and spinal cord. Studies indicate that acupuncture helps relieve Fibromyalgia symptoms both short & long term. At Adjust Your Health, we use a painless and extremely effective form of acupuncture known as needle-less, or electro, acupuncture.
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest methods of pain relief. With massage therapy by Lexi or Raechel, the circulation in your muscles will improve which increases the amount of nutrients that flood in and waste that floods out. Massage can help with heart rate, relieve pain, relax muscles and improve motion within the joints.
Let Your Chiropractor in Leawood Help You with Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Dr. Christina centers her treatment on the philosophy that restricted movement in the spine leads to pain and reduced function. Dr. Christina performs very specific gentle spinal adjustments to treat restricted spinal mobility. Her goal is to restore spinal movement and as a result improve function and decrease or completely eliminate pain. She has helped thousands of patients live a pain-free life. Call today to set up a no-charge, no-obligation consultation with Dr.Christina to see why she is quickly becoming the Fibromyalgia Chiropractic specialist for all of Johnson County. Also, set up an appointment with one of our massage therapists to learn how a combined treatment of chiropractic care and massage therapy may be your most beneficial care plan.
Check out the blog she recently wrote about Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care here.