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Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

We at Clear Connections Chiropractic have the privilege of assisting Grand Rapids residents with managing their fibromyalgia.  We do this through specific techniques that allow for specialized care tailored to each and every individual! Call us today at 616-308-3606 or Contact Us By Clicking Here.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized by chronic discomfort and sensitivity in the muscle tissue, ligaments and joints.  Moreover, the discomfort linked with fibromyalgia is often described as a consistent dull ache.  In fact, when pressure is applied to certain areas of the body that are recognized as tender points, the pain intensifies and can be excruciating.

The tender point areas of the body commonly include:

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Head
  • Neck

The long term pain of fibromyalgia opens the door to the start of several related health conditions including:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The primary indication of fibromyalgia is mild to severe pain.  Frequently, the pain of fibromyalgia is a constant moderate pain with rapid outbursts of extreme pain.

Consequently, people suffering from fibromyalgia often have difficulty sleeping and wake up with both pain and rigidity.  In the long run, this interruption of sleep habits renders them exhausted.  Often times, mood swings as well as depression can result from being in pain and constantly exhausted.

Additionally, some individuals say their pain dulls throughout the day, but worsens at night.  Comparatively, for others the pain never subsides and they suffer the entire day.  Not to mention, an increase in the intensity of pain can occur as a result of physical activity, cold weather, as well as periods of anxiety and stress.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

The medical community is unable to pinpoint the exact cause of fibromyalgia; however, research suggests that it is a result of issues within the central nervous system.  Often, these issues are caused by an infection or some type of trauma.

As a result of abnormalities with the central nervous system, individuals with fibromyalgia have lower thresholds for pain. This causes the nerves of the body to become overly sensitive and incorrectly transmit high levels of pain signals to the brain. As a result, amounts of particular chemicals in the brain that signal pain surge cause the brain’s pain receptors to get over-stimulated and over-sensitive.  The brain then overreacts to the signals from the nervous system and triggers feelings of intense pain.

Why We Can Help With Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care focuses on the health and functionality of the body’s central nervous system as all systems perform correctly without pain when the it is functioning at one hundred percent.  However, when there is an interference in the central nervous system, the systems of the body do not function at peak efficiency which leads to numerous health issues, including fibromyalgia.

Chiropractic adjustments allow for normal communication from the brain to the nervous system.  This increase in communication eliminates increased sensitivity and overreactions within the brain.  In addition to being safe and effective, chiropractic care is a natural form of healing that doesn’t rely on medications or surgeries.

Thank you for trusting us with yours and your families health as we are strive to be the best Grand Rapids chiropractors as we provide Fibromyalgia Pain Relief for our community.  Call us today at 616-308-3606 or Contact Us By Clicking Here.