What is Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a clinical disorder that causes chronic musculoskeletal pain as well as fatigue, memory, and mood changes. It is believed that fibromyalgia increases painful sensations by affecting the way our brain processes pain signals.
What causes Fibromyalgia
Symptoms can present themselves after a surgery, infection, trauma or significant psychological stress. Some cases of fibromyalgia, the symptoms gradually increase over time without triggering event.
Who has a higher likelihood of developing Fibromyalgia
Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have other symptoms such as tension headaches, TMJ disorders, IBS, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of options can help control the symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to decrease the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
Dr. Gibson at RTP Chiropractic in Morrisville NC is highly trained and skilled to treat the underlying cause your fibromyalgia . He will develop treatment recommendations as well as home instructions to manage the condition as best as possible. He also works with other healthcare practitioners to deliver the best possible outcome. If you have any questions about the treatment options for these types of conditions, don’t hesitate to call the office at anytime.