“Is Fibromyalgia Real? I Heard It’s All In Their Heads…”
I’ve even heard that from doctors who should know better. Thank goodness things have changed.
There is more and more information published about fibromyalgia every year. And, although it is not completely understood…we are getting there. And the more we know – the more we can help.
This is extremely important because an estimated 5% of the population suffers from fibromyalgia (that’s about 15 million people in the United States) with women 4 times more likely to develop it than men.
In other words…it’s pretty common. If you do not suffer with it, chances are you will know someone who does…and…that’s why you should choose your doctor and treatment path wisely. The medical approach is usually: anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain or narcotic medications. You should carefully consider these options and whether the risks are outweighed by any potential benefits.
Studies are very limited for any type of treatment approach, so you may be presented with different options by many different types of doctors.
Many fibromyalgia sufferers don’t know they have other options such as the “proper” Chiropractic care, exercise and nutrition. This is especially true if you have central or back pain. If you do, this is a condition that responds very well to Chiropractic treatment.
One major problem with fibromyalgia is that it makes it hurt when you move. That’s why many fibromyalgia sufferers stop exercising, which ends up making the condition worse. The key here is to make sure your spine and joints are functioning properly and the exercise you do is correct for you and your condition.
Proper exercise can improve your mood and help you sleep better. When you combine that with proper nutrition, you may be surprised at the results you get.
BOTTOM LINE: There is no “magic cure” for fibromyalgia, but Chiropractic offers a safe and effective way to naturally make you feel better and improve the quality of your life.