Do you hurt all over? Is it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep? Does pain interfere with your work responsibilities or from enjoying family activities? Are you going from doctor to doctor, but no one can tell you why you are so tired and in pain? Perhaps, it could be Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition, characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, joints, tendons and other soft tissues. The American College of Rheumatology (1990) developed the following criteria for classifying Fibromyalgia:
· A history of wide-spread pain (both sides of the body and above and below the waist) for a minimum of 3 months.
· Pain and tenderness in at least 11 out of 18 tender point sites (arms, buttocks, chests, knees, lower back, neck, rib cage, shoulders and/or thighs).
Long-standing, body-wide pain is the overwhelming characteristic of Fibromyalgia. Sufferers describe their pain as aching, radiating, burning or shooting. Pain levels range from mild to severe. Those suffering with Fibromyalgia may experience an increase of symptoms due to physical activity, weather conditions (cold or damp), anxiety or stress. Additional symptoms may include:
· Body aches and stiffness
· Irritable bowel and bladder
· Headaches and migraines
· Restless legs
· Impaired memory/concentration
· Skin sensitivities/rashes
· Dry eyes/mouth
· Ringing in the ears
· Visual problems
· Neurological problems
· Impaired coordination
There are many theories regarding the triggers or factors of Fibromyalgia:
· Injuries (auto, sports or slip and fall)
· Weak core muscles
· Poor posture
· Nutritional deficiencies, toxins, allergies and dehydration
· Emotional stress (death of a loved one, loss of a job, moving, etc.)
· Genetic predisposition
Fibromyalgia affects over 5 million people in the United States and appears to be more common in women between the ages of 20 - 50. Unfortunately, it takes an average of 5 years to receive a Fibromyalgia diagnosis (exclusionary diagnosis) - because there are no specific laboratory tests. Have you received a Fibromyalgia diagnosis?
Fibromyalgia pain relief is a major reason people come to our Wellness Center. Patients seek Fibromyalgia treatment from our chiropractors and certified massage therapists. A thorough patient history, documentation of symptoms, x-rays (if needed) and a structural and muscular evaluation are conducted. Once the imbalances have been detected, a treatment program to relieve fibromyalgia pain can be created. Treatment for Fibromyalgia may include some of the following options:
* Chiropractic Adjustments
* Spinal Decompression
* Trigger Point Therapy
* Rehabilitation Exercises and Stretching
* NRCT (Neurologic Relief Center Technique)
* Cervical Pillow and Supports
* Therapeutic Massage
* Nutritional Support (including Vitamin D) and Hydration (Water)
Discover our compassionate, effective care for Fibromyalgia pain relief at Kessel Wellness Center NYC. The focus of our integrated treatment options - chiropractic, rehabilitation, therapeutic massage and nutritional counseling, is to relieve pain, promote healing, improving body mechanics and to restoring function and movement.