Our Lake Mary Chiropractor Can Treat Fibromyalgia Naturally
Fibromyalgia syndrome, also known as FMS and fibro, is a chronic pain disorder. Pain relievers, anti-depressants and anti-seizure medications are some of the typical treatment options for fibromyalgia. The habit-forming narcotic medications used unfortunately, do not offer long-lasting relief of the symptoms of fibro. They do create addiction issues to pain medications, which has become a major pandemic in America. Pain medications do not correct the underlying cause of the problems of fibromyalgia. This is where Dr. Neal Wieder, Lake Mary chiropractor at Pure Chiropractic & Natural Health, can perform chiropractic adjustments, the use of painless class 4 cold laser therapy, physical therapy along with natural inflammatory nutrition and changes in diet to help the many symptoms of fibromyalgia.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia can cause widespread musculoskeletal pain that seems to from 11-18 tender areas or trigger points in the body. The points are located in areas such as the arm, back, buttock, chest, knee and back of the neck. Unfortunately, most traditional medical doctors struggle to diagnose fibromyalgia and traditionally prescribe medication that covers up the symptoms and subject patients to serious side effects.
Causes of Fibromyalgia and Risk Factors
The precise cause of fibromyalgia is not known. However, scientists suspect that brain changes make the body more susceptible to pain. These changes can be a result of surgery, physical and emotional trauma, infection, or chronic emotional stress. Chronic inflammatory conditions, such as osteoarthritis, family history, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression can increase the risk of developing fibromyalgia. Dr. Wieder has seen that chronic misalignments of the spine and the accompanying poor posture that it creates can put pressure on many of the delicate pain sensitive nerves in these areas. Since there is a variety of areas of stress to the nerves, this can create multiple areas of pain, and aches throughout key areas of the body and thus be diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia may trigger tension headaches, tenderness or stiffness of the muscles, tendons and joints along with pain.
Other symptoms may include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Anxiety and depression
- Fatigue and tiredness that varies in degrees
- Jaw clicking and pain
- Mood and memory issues
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
How Our Chiropractor in Lake Mary will Evaluate & Treat You
Dr. Wieder will check different systems in the body that could be involved in causing your fibromyalgia. He may apply gentle pressure to check which trigger points are reactive. He may recommend x-rays, MRI or CT scan to help rule out other issues that can cause similar symptoms.
Dr. Wieder has found that many of our patients presenting with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, get tremendous relief from spinal adjustments, deep tissue cold laser and physical therapy treatments. Sometimes he may recommend that Acupuncture be used to help as well. We have a terrific Acupuncturist on staff, Dr. Sheila L. Scott. Dr. Wieder utilizes a procedure called Quantum Neurology which involves the use of painless but effective cold laser therapy to help energize and heal damaged tissue and nerves that are affecting the pain in the body.
Spinal adjustments help to correct imbalances in the spine and muscle systems of the body which can trigger headaches, neck, back and leg pain. Relieving the nerve pressure helps improve tingling and numbness in the upper and lower extremities as well.
Many times, Dr. Wieder will recommend that you undergo specific blood testing to check if you have specific food sensitivities that could also be causing inflammatory responses in the body attributing to your fibromyalgia symptoms. His focus is to find out as many possible causes to your pan and then fix the issues naturally.
Fibromyalgia can be Managed Naturally You no longer have to suffer with the pain, reduced function and decreased quality of life. You can start chiropractic care at Pure Chiropractic & Natural Health today and experience the improved quality of health you deserve. Call today 407-682-4454 and make an appointment in our Lake Mary office.