Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Overland Park
Fibromyalgia is best characterized by its chronic pain, but do not neglect the secondary symptoms such as memory problems, fatigue, and insomnia. The secondary symptoms can be alleviated if the pain is helped (when we are in chronic pain we cannot sleep well, which leads to fatigue, which leads to memory problems… and a host of other difficulties). While medicine has been learning how to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia, there is still no known cause or cure, but if you are in the Kansas City area then please refer to Dr. Nigus regarding his Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Overland Park, KS.
The current theory is how our brain processes pain. When a person with fibromyalgia has a “touch” sensation, instead a “pain” signal is sent to their brain. This explains why someone with fibromyalgia is sensitive to light touch or has difficulty with physical therapy. How can chiropractic or acupuncture help with fibromyalgia relief? Because we are dealing with the nervous system and pain, chiropractic is an excellent choice for fibromyalgia relief.
Chiropractic relief for Fibromyalgia
A chiropractor’s primary job is treating the nervous system. By finding areas of nervous compression or irritation, we can release the pressure. When nerves get irritated it disrupts their signaling by either sending too many signals (spasms, tension, hyperactivity) or too few signals (weakness, lethargy, loose). In cases of fibromyalgia, we are usually dealing with too many signals of pain. At our Overland Park chiropractor office we focus on gentle techniques that do not cause pain. These techniques work well for patients with fibromyalgia. Generally most patients notice a change within the first few visits.
Acupuncture relief for Fibromyalgia
When typical treatment for fibromyalgia does not work, acupuncture is often recommended. Acupuncture gets great results when treating “pain” conditions, and fibromyalgia is no different. Specific points help bring pain relief, and others calm the nervous system. Combining chiropractic care and acupuncture is perfect for fibromyalgia relief. We practice needle-less acupuncture at our Overland Park chiropractor office, which is non-invasive and comfortable for every patient.
Exercise for Fibromyalgia relief
Exercise and physical activity is often forgotten when it comes to helping fibromyalgia. Because chronic pain can lead to depression, regular exercise is important. Not only does exercise release endorphins, it promotes blood flow and better sleep. Exercise does not have to be a rigorous challenge. Even walking 30 minutes each day is beneficial.
Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition, but help is available to make the symptoms better and less frequent. Contact our Overland Park chiropractor by calling (913)-953-5959 or Click Here. We can schedule you a free consultation today, and get you feeling better!
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