Fibromyalgia Diagnosis and Treatment from your Westchester Chiropractor
At Joga Chiropractic Center, your chiropractor in Westchester, we work with patients facing a wide range of pain types. It is always our goal to help you feel your best. When you come in to meet with Dr. Viktorija Joga and our team, you'll learn about the holistic, noninvasive treatment options available to you for all types of pain you have including fibromyalgia.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person experiences widespread musculoskeletal pain. Research indicates that the condition causes pain sensations to be amplified by impacting the way the brain processes pain signals. The condition can occur to anyone, but it is more common in women. The condition may develop over time or may occur after a particular trauma or significantly stressful event occurs. In all situations, it generally is a heightened sensitivity to pain brought about by unbalanced nerve responses to pain signals.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can differ from one person to the next. Most commonly they include:
- Pain that's widespread, often a dull ache that seems to occur on both sides of the body both above and below the waist.
- Fatigue that's chronic and often due to disrupted sleep from pain or conditions such as restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea.
- Cognitive limitations such as a foggy mind, trouble concentrating, and difficulty focusing.
Many people with this condition also suffer from other concerns such as irritable bowel syndrome, TMJ, and migraines.
Fibromyalgia Treatment from Your Chiropractor
Chiropractic care offers a noninvasive treatment option. Our fibromyalgia treatment works to reduce the subluxations and other spinal abnormalities that could be causing the pain signals. When you visit your chiropractor in our office, we will discuss with you what your symptoms are. We'll then provide a full examination of the spinal column that may include x-rays.
From there, we can work to improve the alignment of the spinal column to reduce pressure and inflammation on nerve roots that are sending these pain signals to the brain. In this way, we are able to reduce the impact of the condition by reducing the impact on nerve endings and roots in this region. Even if your pain is muscle-related, it is often these poor pain signals traveling from that area to the brain that cause the pain sensitivity you have.
Spinal manipulation through the use of gentle force helps us to properly align the spinal column, reducing the impact on every one of the nerves in your spinal cord. Over time, this reduces the pain signals being sent to the brain while also reducing the presence of inflammation. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but we can treat it.
Schedule a Consultation in Our West Los Angeles Office Today
We welcome you to learn more about your options for fibromyalgia treatment. Call our West Los Angeles office to schedule a consultation with our team. At Joga Chiropractic Center, we understand you want answers and solutions. We can help you achieve that. Call us at 424-800-2488.