Fibromyalgia

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Paladin Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Winter Park, FL

Fibromyalgia affects about 2% of the adult population in the United States, or nearly four million people. If unexplained, debilitating pain and fatigue make everyday tasks nearly unbearable, fibromyalgia could be the cause. At Paladin Chiropractic in Winter Park, Florida, experienced chiropractors Brandon Orsino, DC, and Michael Rodriguez, DC, offer integrative, holistic fibromyalgia treatments for pain relief without addictive pain medicines. Schedule an appointment with Paladin Chiropractic over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition associated with widespread, all-over musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. If you have fibromyalgia, you may be more sensitive to pain due to abnormalities in your ability to process pain perception. Holistic treatments at Paladin Chiropractic can offer you relief.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia may present as one or more of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Widespread pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Inability to focus

If you have fibromyalgia you might also experience headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), bladder issues, or irritable bowel syndrome.

What are the risk factors for fibromyalgia?

The cause of fibromyalgia isn’t entirely clear but it might be linked with genetic and environmental factors. Your risk of developing it increases with:

  • Stress
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • Infections
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Being a woman
  • Family history of fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus

Complications associated with fibromyalgia can include sleeping problems, inability to complete normal everyday tasks, depression, and anxiety.

What is the treatment for fibromyalgia?

To diagnose fibromyalgia, your chiropractor reviews your medical history and symptoms. They may also complete a physical exam and use blood tests to rule out other medical problems associated with pain or fatigue, such as thyroid disorders. 

Your personalized fibromyalgia treatment plan might include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Your chiropractor uses the Activator Method® and other advanced chiropractic techniques to realign your spine, relieve nerve pressure, and alleviate chronic pain while you lie down and relax. They also offer massage to reduce muscle tension and stress.

Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM)

IASTM, or the Graston Technique®, is a procedure in which your doctor uses special instruments to apply pressure to tense muscles for pain relief.

Electrical stimulation

During electrical stimulation your chiropractor uses electrical impulses to relieve pain associated with tight, tense muscles.

Diathermy

Diathermy treatment heats deep tissue layers to loosen muscles, stimulate blood flow, and relieve widespread pain naturally. 

Cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy uses cold technology to stimulate healing, reduce inflammation, and diminish pain in targeted areas.

Nutrition response testing

During nutrition response testing your chiropractor tests for nutritional deficiencies, immune problems, and food intolerances using neurological reflex points.

Weight loss and nutrition counseling 

Losing weight and eating a nutritious diet can reduce inflammation and diminish all-over pain associated with fibromyalgia. Your Paladin Chiropractic specialist offers quality dietary supplements from reputable companies like Standard Process®, NutriWest®, Biotics®, Pure Encapsulations®, and Anabolic Laboratories. 

Don’t let often-debilitating fibromyalgia reduce your quality of life, or take addictive pain medicines when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Paladin Chiropractic over the phone or online today.