Do Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Plague You?

Do Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Plague You?

Frequent aches and pains? Check.

Crippling fatigue? In bed for a whole day or more? Check.

Brain fog? Check.

Trouble sleeping? Check.

Does any of this sound familiar? Feel familiar?

Your wellness is our priority at Daniels Chiropractic. Our Caledonia, Mt Pleasant and Racine chiropractors treat conditions like fibromyalgia and those with similar symptoms.

First, let’s see what fibromyalgia symptoms feel like in most people.

What are Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The main symptoms of fibromyalgia are fatigue and widespread muscle pain.

The pain has often been said to concentrate along specific "tender points" such as the neck, back, elbow, and knees.

Does your pain come and go? Sometimes it’s worse than others and there’s no rhyme or reason that you can tell?

The pains of fibromyalgia reportedly vary in intensity and duration.

Other frequent symptoms of fibromyalgia:

frequent symptoms of fibromyalgia

  • Extreme tiredness yet difficulty sleeping.
  • Often confused or just forgetful.
  • Sensitive to cold and/or light.
  • Irritable bowels. Bloating. Excessive gas.
  • Pins and needles kind of pain.
  • Brief periods of physical or mental exertion leaves you exhausted.
  • Difficulty concentrating.

What causes fibromyalgia?

Scientists think that fibromyalgia is linked to how the brain and spinal cord process pain signals. Hence, the increased sensitivity to pain and its widespread nature.

Fibromyalgia symptoms mimic other conditions and so it can take a while to tease out what exactly is happening in a patient.

And, since there is no blood test for fibromyalgia, diagnosis is a process of listening and ruling out other conditions first.

Your primary care physician may order a complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, thyroid function test, and check your Vitamin D level.

It’s important to know that these symptoms are manageable without heavy pain medication.

Chiropractic care is a med-free way to help relieve symptoms. We also offer a custom wellness plan designed with you in mind. That’s what we do at Daniels Chiropractic in Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant, and Racine, Wisconsin.

Fibromyalgia Care at Daniels

When you come in to see us we listen to your story. We want to hear about your experience and ask good questions to understand your condition.

Then we'll do an exam that’s similar to a primary care doctor or physical therapist. During the exam we assess your joints and muscles for mobility and to understand where you are often in pain.

If necessary, we can order imaging tests.

Finally, we will talk about what we think we can do for you.

We will develop a customized treatment plan to reduce your symptoms of pain and inflammation.

Before you leave you should understand what we will do in the office and how you can accelerate your healing with stretches, exercises, ice and heat.

If you are interested, we can discuss nutrition and supplements to fortify your efforts.

Fibromyalgia Care at Daniels Chiropractic

How can chiropractic care help fibromyalgia?

Can chiropractic medicine really help?

The simple answer is YES.

Our treatment improves the health of your nervous system, which controls your body's response to pain.

How does chiropractic care help my fibromyalgia?

Chiropractic adjustments strengthen the nervous system by clearing out blockages along the spine.

The spine is the central communication line for the nervous system. By relieving blockages through natural adjustments, we allow your nervous system to respond correctly to fibro pain.

In this way, chiropractic adjustments promote whole body pain management.

And chiropractic adjustments help improve other symptoms of fibromyalgia like brain fog to digestive problems.

For tissue pain and relief along the fibro tender points, we use myofascial release and physiotherapy. Both of these methods loosen tight tissue and increase your body’s range of motion.

Manual therapy such as myofascial release can also flare-ups at tender points.

Call Us Today

We have served the Wisconsin communities of Caledonia, Mt Pleasant, and Racine for over 40 years and have 60 years of combined experience.

At Daniels Chiropractic our mission is to help you feel, move, and live better.

We’d love to help you get better.

Give us a call at 262-638-9999.

Daniels Chiropractic Office

2609 Rapids Drive
Racine, WI 53404
Phone: 262.638.9999
Fax: 262.638.0742