Fibromyalgia

Are you plagued by chronic muscle pain, general sleeplessness and regular fatigue? Did you know that this never-ending muscle pain and unexplained insomnia can be because e of ac condition doctors call fibromyalgia? Going by the facts, about 6% of the world population suffers from the disease with 75-90% of the cases being reported in women. Fibromyalgia can be brutal with excruciating pain spreading from head to toe. Often the pain is so high that the natural pain control system of the body fails.

The Spinal fluid of every human being contains opioid-like endorphins called Enkephalins which are our natural painkillers. They significantly bring down the amount of pain that we feel and increase our threshold of withstanding pain. It has been observed that in people with Fibromyalgia, the pain is so severe almost all the time that the normal levels of enkephalin in them is almost four times the levels of a healthy human being.

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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Some Home Remedies

Fibromyalgia is commonly sighted with symptoms like early mornings fatigue, dizziness, and difficulties in focusing vision, painful cramps, palpitation and shortness of breath. The following is a list of symptoms that point to Fibromyalgia-

  • sleep disturbances
  • morning stiffness
  • headaches
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • painful menstrual periods
  • Joint misalignment or postural imbalances are common causes of Knee Arthritis,
  • numbness or tingling of the extremities
  • restless legs syndrome
  • temperature sensitivity
  • cognitive and memory problems

There are some excellent home remedies for treating Fibromyalgia which include a lot of precautionary as well as corrective measures:

  • Fish-Oil is rich sources of two essential omega-3 Fatty Acids which help to relieve sensory overload and reduce inflammation triggered by Fibromyalgia.
  • Regular light exercise with some cardiovascular and aerobic workout and massage increases the levels of endorphins and Enkephalins in the body naturally, causing less pain.
  • Short rests in between work.
  • Consuming lean beef, poultry, green vegetables like Spinach, kale, lettuce, etc. which are rich in Magnesium, Protein and Zinc, cure mineral and nutrient deficiencies which is a probable cause of Fibromyalgia pain.
  • Treatment for Fibromyalgia

    Medical practitioners can do no more than prescribe medicine that eases the pain. They prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or aspirin. For patients with acute pain, even opioid drugs are recommended which have serious side-effects including gastrointestinal bleeding, liver damage, heart conditions and other related cardiovascular abnormalities. Opioid drugs can also cause hallucinations and are better avoided.

    On the other hand, chiropractics has a lot of effective treatment techniques for treating Fibromyalgia. Simple treatments techniques like massage, targeted exercise, trigger point therapy, sufficient sleep, good nutritious diet, etc. can work wonders for Fibromyalgia.

    Modern Care for Fibromyalgia

    A path breaking invention in the field of Chiropractics has been the introduction of the ProAdjuster. It has helped many people get healthy very quickly. Nowadays, the degrees of Fibromyalgia across the country has increased manifold and Spinwise caters to every individual’s need..

    The ProAdjuster is modern Chiropractic invention that has revolutionized the work of chiropractors. The old technique of using touch to understand subluxations has become obsolete with the Proadjuster being used by the practitioners. The ProAdjuster comes with special software and display unit. In the display unit, while scanning, the joint can be properly viewed with the dislocation or inflammation. This helps the practitioner put a proper diagnosis on the cause o fthe pain and upon doing so, can use the adjuster to correct the dislocation.

    Conclusion

    A considerable percentage of Canadians suffer from various forms of Fibromyalgia. A great majority get used to the pain or discomfort. Some of the patients cannot or don’t want to live with the pain. Spinewise houses chiropractors specially suited for Fibromyalgia. We treat patients with traditional technique as well as the modern ProAdjuster. For your way out of the excruciating pain of Fibromyalgia, contact us!!