Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia causes you to ache all over. You may have symptoms of crippling fatigue — even on arising. Specific tender points on the body may be painful to touch. You may experience swelling, disturbances in deep-level or restful sleep, and mood disturbances or depression.

Your muscles may feel like they have been overworked or pulled. They’ll feel that way even without exercise or another cause. Sometimes, your muscles twitch, burn, or have deep stabbing pain. Some patients with fibromyalgia have pain and achiness around the joints in the neck, shoulder, back, and hips. This makes it difficult for them to sleep or exercise.

How can Chiropractic care help?

There is no cure for fibromyalgia, and there is no treatment that will address all of the fibromyalgia symptoms. Instead, a wide array of traditional and alternative treatments has been shown to be effective in treating this difficult syndrome. A treatment program may include a combination of medications, exercises — both strengthening and aerobic conditioning — and behavioral techniques.

The American Pain Society recommends moderately intense aerobic exercise at least two or three times a week. They also endorses clinician-assisted treatments, such as therapeutic massage and chiropractic manipulation for pain relief.  Dr. Yoder and his on staff massage therapists can help with Fibromyalgia.