Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain. Fibromyalgia strikes women more than men and can come on at any stage in life.
What makes fibromyalgia so debilitating is that it interferes with the way your brain processes pain. Fibromyalgia creates an amplifying effect, resulting in pain sensations that are not unique to one particular area but can be felt all over your body.
Besides the obvious debilitating pain that fibromyalgia causes, other symptoms include:
The reason fibromyalgia is so often misdiagnosed is that it doesn’t present with specific symptoms in a particular area. The widespread effect it has on your body makes it tricky to pin down. With that in mind, if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms without an identifiable cause, call Dr. Gawith for a consultation.
One of the biggest challenges in dealing with fibromyalgia is that little is known about what causes it. Medical research has uncovered several factors that appear to put you more at risk for developing fibromyalgia, including:
Fibromyalgia is also linked to some pre-existing illnesses, such as arthritis.
Since chiropractic care goes straight to your nervous system, its benefits for patients with fibromyalgia are substantial. Chiropractic care addresses fibromyalgia in numerous ways:
At Wellness One Wichita, Dr. Gawith believes in a multi-pronged approach to treating fibromyalgia that relieves your pain, tension, and stress and gets you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. For more information, call or book an appointment online.
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