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When a person is hurt, cells carry the signals from the spine to the brain but those with fibromyalgia have more cells than others, resulting in pain amplification even when the person isn't hurt physically.
One of the main symptoms of Fibromyalgia is chronic pain. Unfortunately, chronic pain is a symptom that is present in other syndromes or conditions, making it easy to misdiagnose. This can lead to patients receiving treatment for the wrong condition or only receiving part of the treatment they should be getting. Common misdiagnosis can include conditions such as arthritis, Lyme disease, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, and Lupus.
Currently, doctors fight the effects of fibromyalgia with medications such as Lyrica, Savella, or Cymbalta. Alternatively, doctors can suggest natural supplements like SAMe, Melatonin, 5-HTP, Magnesium, or St. John's Wort, all of which are said to help induce sleep or aid in serotonin production. They also prescribe exercise or physical therapy because fibromyalgia is more prevalent in those that lead stationary lifestyles.
More recently, chiropractic care for fibromyalgia patients has become increasingly popular due to its positive effects. Chiropractic care helps ease pain caused by fibromyalgia-related conditions such as migraines and cramps in the neck, legs, or back.
Chiropractic care can also be an aid in overall pain management because it helps treat upper cervical spinal stenosis, a condition in which the upper spine becomes compressed. Compression can lead to pain, numbness, soreness, and other symptoms.
Chiropractic adjustments for fibromyalgia also treats the symptom, not the condition, meaning that patients operating under a misdiagnosis will still get the medical care they need, even if they are being treated for the wrong condition.
When treating fibromyalgia, pain management dictates the close proximity of a knowledgeable, licensed Sacramento chiropractor. That seeking fibromyalgia care in Sacramento should visit us here at Gibson Chiropractic, where Dr. Chris S. Gibson has practiced medicine for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience in treating fibromyalgia patients and their related symptoms. Dr. Gibson is known as an experienced chiropractor in Sacramento, only an appointment away.
We are happy to aid in pain management and supplement services. Please call, visit our location, or visit us online to get the process started. We are a full-service facility located at 2906 Darwin St. in Sacramento, California, 95821. We can be reached by phone at 916-925-2225 or by email. You can also visit our website to learn more about our services and hours of operation, or to get new patient forms and information on payment options.
Don't be discouraged by lukewarm results. Give chiropractic care a chance to help. Call us for an appointment today!