Chiropractic care is an ideal approach for this chronic pain disorder, which causes many different symptoms throughout the whole body. Because chiropractic techniques treat the body as a whole to re-achieve balance, our treatments include effective solutions for pain, irritation, fatigue, and other symptoms caused by fibromyalgia. Dr. Anthony will make sure he understands the scope of your disease and takes your unique physical and psychological symptoms into account, to help you avoid complications and manage your pain much better.
Here at Anthony Chiropractic, our Athens chiropractor and team is committed to the best possible treatment to sufferers of fibromyalgia as well as anyone else suffering pain, discomfort, limited range of motion or other symptoms. Living with fibromyalgia can be a challenge on the best of days. If you are afflicted with this disease, you may at times feel unsure how to deal with it and move on with your life in the happiest, healthiest way possible. The good news is that quality chiropractic care can help. Please visit us today to learn more about how we can address your unique needs.
Fibromyalgia Explained By Our Athens Chiropractor
Fibromyalgia is a serious condition characterized by pain and weakness in muscles, chronic fatigue, insomnia and neurological issues. The latter includes such symptoms as weak or dysfunctional grip, dizziness, unsteadiness, asymmetric reflexes and more. More common symptoms include back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, and muscular spasms and tightness. Memory, mood and other mental and emotional factors may also be involved.
Though it can never be healed, this chronic disorder may be lessened over time by routine treatment and lifestyle changes on the part of the patient. While many patients pursue medications and talk therapy – which can help – most of our patients have found that natural, holistic wellness care is the best solution.
How Dr. Anthony Treats Fibromyalgia
While fibromyalgia manifests in a range of conditions, one of the most common is compression of the upper spine, also known as spinal stenosis. This can pinch nerves, causing pain, and reduce the capacity of connected systems to function. Over time, it may result in stiffness, pain, numbness and weakness in neck, back, shoulders, arms and legs, hands and feet. The patient may also suffer balance problems, trip more frequently and even become incontinent.
The good news is that a chiropractor in Athens can help because chiropractors specialize in adjustment of the spine. Spinal manipulation by a qualified Athens chiropractor is usually very effective in increasing range of motion, decreasing pain, reducing weakness and sleep problems, and relieving other symptoms.
Reducing Neck Pain & Facial Pain With Chiropractic Care
A large percentage of fibromyalgia sufferers also experience significant trouble with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), which can cause referred neck pain and facial pain. This is extremely uncomfortable and can limit the individual’s ability to function normally. Luckily, chiropractors specialize in the reduction of TMJ symptoms, which can in turn reduce neck pain as well as pain in the face and other parts of the body.
We’ll begin our examination with a medical history and physical exam, then perform any necessary tests to determine the exact root of your pain, discomfort and other symptoms. While researchers do not know the exact cause of fibromyalgia, we can still create an effective treatment plan depending on your exact symptoms. This may include manual adjustments, spinal decompression, massage therapy, physiotherapy and more.
Schedule An Appointment With Anthony Chiropractic in Athens
If you are ready to treat your fibromyalgia and live the life you deserve, please visit Anthony Chiropractic. You can get in touch with us at 706-543-5901 to ask any questions you might have and set up your appointment today. We look forward to helping.