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Soultions to Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that results in chronic widespread pain throughout the musculoskeletal system and they body’s connecting tissues. The pain typically migrates from day to day and can be felt at various places within the body at any given time. But because the causes, signs, and symptoms of the disorder are varied, each person is affected differently depending on their specific situations, health conditions, and lifestyles.

What are the Causes?

While many studies have been done on the subject, the causes of fibromyalgia are not currently known. But there are a variety of situations the disorder as been linked to such as:

Trauma
Stressful events
Illness
Repetitive injuries
The disorder seems to occur on its own without cause in many cases. Many scientists believe that genes may play a role in its onset and progression. Some studies have also shown that fibromyalgia is linked to problems with the nervous system.

What are the Symptoms?

There are a variety of symptoms reported by people suffering from fibromyalgia. The most common symptoms are muscle pain, fatigue, and tender points in the back, arms, and neck. Other symptoms include:

Insomnia
Regular headaches
Tingling in both the hands and feet
Memory problems (often called “fibro fog”)
Bloating and pain in the abdomen
Painful menstruation
Sensitivity to light
Depression
Anxiety
It is not uncommon to have more than one of these symptoms at the same time while combined with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Many times, these symptoms will vary depending on the time of day or the stress levels that are involved at any given time.

Home Remedy Options

There are no specific treatments or pills that are used to specifically treat fibromyalgia today. Most doctors simply treat the symptoms with pain management options. However, there are a variety of things you can personally do to gain relief from the pain and problems the disorder brings to your life. Some effective methods include:

Get regular exercise.  Try a vibration plate.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.  Try a cervical pillow.
Eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables.  Try taking greens.
Make changes at work or home to minimize stress on the body and mind.  Try a support.
Getting a deep tissue massage is also helpful for relaxing the body and mind, which helps to take a lot of the frustrations of dealing with this disorder away.  Try a massage chair.

Use non habit forming pain relievers.  Try biofreeze.

Professional Remedy Options

It is important to get help from professionals who are familiar with this disorder and how to best manage the variety of symptoms it causes. An effective way to treat fibromyalgia is through chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy.

These adjustments are made to the spinal joints, which relax the deep stabilizer muscles within the body to reduce pressure and stress on the nerves. Chiropractic adjustments also help to minimize inflammation which is commonly associated with fibromyalgia.  Our Grand Rapids Chiropractors have had numerous successs stories treating fibromyalgia.

To find out if a natural approach might help you, contact iChiro Clinics and make an appointment for an evaluation.

Dr. Michael Kwast is the CEO of iChiro Clinics, an author, and a wellness speaker.  He has helped thousands of patients realize a higher quality of life.

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