Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia treatment requires a proper diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and non-painful signals. (Definition from mayoclinic.org)

Symptoms of fibromyalgia:

-Sleep issues
-Mood issues
-Fatigue
-Decreased memory function
-Pain in several points of the body
-Painful spots that seem to come out of nowhere

Causes:

-Genetics
-Physical or emotional events
-Repeated nerve stimulation kicking off a chronic pain cycle
-Infections
-A combination of factors is usually at play

Treatment of fibromyalgia:

-Rehabilitate weak hip, quad, and glute, or shoulder muscles
-Adjust activity levels to manage pain levels
-Ergonomic adjustments to workstation if necessary
-Check full spine for misalignment or fixation, adjustments as needed
-Reduce adhesion in involved muscles using Active Release Techniques or other manual therapies

If you are suffering from neck back and shoulder pains, please give us a call at (510) 465-2342.  

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition which presents as a cluster of tender/painful points on the body.
We are the experts that can help relieve your body of this chronic condition with our expertise in treating all-over pain, tenderness, and fatigue you may experience from fibromyalgia. Dr. Baird is experienced in working with patients who have fibromyalgia and knows exactly how to treatment delicate spots on the body that cause considerable chronic pain and discomfort.

Since chiropractic adjustments provide input to the nervous system, they are a great way to manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia. And since patients with fibromyalgia are often sensitive to pressure, we use a combination of tool-adjusting, manual-adjusting, and drop-board adjustments to provide easeful adjustments.

Manual therapy treatments will also be gentle yet effective! If you have been searching for a way to relief your symptoms without surgery or medication visit our office today!