The chronic pain syndrome known as fibromyalgia can be as frustrating as it is debilitating for its many sufferers. This ailment, which can make your body especially vulnerable to insomnia, aches, fatigue and other burdens, can be extremely difficult to treat through the standard diagnostic and drug-oriented protocols of many doctors' offices. But where ordinary medicine often stumbles, extraordinary conservative care can succeed in helping you minimize your symptoms and enjoy life again.
Here at Olson Bros Chiropractic, we're proud to be able to offer natural fibromyalgia treatment in Roseville MN.
The Painful Puzzle of Fibromyalgia
One of the confusing aspects of fibromyalgia is that it isn't technically disease; rather, it's a syndrome or collection of related symptoms. Current research on it indicates that it originates in an imbalance between two chemicals, serotonin (which helps regulate feelings of well-being) and Substance P (which influences how you experience pain). Insufficient serotonin, coupled with elevated levels of Substance P, can make your nervous system extraordinary responsive to pain signals. This heightened sensitivity may also cause muscles to knot up, leaving you with multiple tender points throughout the body.
Other symptoms and issues associated with fibromyalgia include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Tingling or numbness
- Cognitive sluggishness, or "fibro fog"
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Depression or anxiety
Unfortunately, standard medical practices for dealing with fibromyalgia leave much to be desired. Doctors have traditionally withheld a firm diagnosis of fibromyalgia until the patient has displayed pain in at least 11 or 18 recognized tender points, in all four quadrants of the body, for 3 months -- and they can't treat it without that official diagnosis. To add insult to the injury, the tender points can come and go, prolonging your misery out for an even longer period. The treatment you receive may be limited to painkilling drugs that can only reduce your symptoms for brief periods.
Our Chiropractors Can Help You Cope
Our three-chiropractor team at Olson Bros Chiropractic can help you manage your fibromyalgia symptoms without drugs -- and without even an official medical diagnosis of fibromyalgia. That's because our safe, natural techniques focus on correcting musculoskeletal and neurological imbalances that are aggravating your symptoms. For instance, many fibromyalgia patients also seem to have some degree of cervical spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses nerve tissue to create referred pain throughout the body. Chiropractic adjustments to the neck area can greatly reduce this nerve compression, thus giving your hyperactive pain response less to respond to.
Our ability to help you manage your fibromyalgia isn't limited to chiropractic care. We can also prescribe massage therapy to ease muscle pain and help you sleep, as well as nutritional counseling, stretching exercises, and lifestyle advice to help you feel and function better.
Schedule Your Fibromyalgia Treatment in Roseville
If you're ready to regain your quality of life, Olson Bros Chiropractic is ready to help.
Contact us at (651)633-0155 to schedule fibromyalgia treatment in Roseville with our chiropractors at Olson Bros Chiropractic.