Fibromyalgia is a severe muscle disorder that can often leave patients crippled or unable to carry out their daily tasks. It is a disease condition that causes chronic pain in the muscles and ligaments of the body.
Some people report that having fibromyalgia is like living in a permanent state of having the flu. There are about 1 million people affected with FMS in the Canada alone. Most affected are women of childbearing age. It can also affect men, children and the elderly but it is less common.
Symptoms that accompany the pain of fibromyalgia include:
1. Memory loss
2. Mood swings
3. Feeling of exhaustion
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is a difficult one to make, particularly because applying pressure to the patient to determine where the pain is draws such a large pain response.
Good News; there is good news! First of all, fibromyalgia is NOT a life threatening condition. Fibromyalgia is diagnosable, is treatable and can be reversed.
Chiropractors are experts at locating and correcting these imbalances in the skeletal structure. Chiropractic adjustments of the neck and head help to remove this compression which can alleviate the widespread symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Numerous studies validate the effectiveness of chiropractic care for fibromyalgia patients.
These chiropractic sessions can be a huge improvement in the quality of life that a patient experiences and is worth trying if you yourself suffer from fibromyalgia.