Fibromyalgia Specialist

Jayme Gawith, DC -  - Chiropractor

Wellness One Chiropractic

Jayme Gawith, DC

Chiropractor located in Wichita, KS

Fibromyalgia is commonly misdiagnosed and misunderstood, despite being the second most common condition affecting muscles and bones. Dr. Jayme Gawith, the chiropractor at Wellness One Wichita, has extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients with painful fibromyalgia in the Wichita, Kansas, area. Call or book an appointment online to put an end to the limitations brought on by fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

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.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Besides the obvious debilitating pain that fibromyalgia causes, other symptoms include:

  • Burning sensations
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Moodiness
  • Tender areas
  • Digestive issues
  • Headaches

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.

What causes fibromyalgia?

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:

  • Genetics
  • Infection
  • Mood disorders
  • Lack of exercise

Fibromyalgia is also linked to some pre-existing illnesses, such as arthritis.

How is fibromyalgia treated with chiropractic care?

Since chiropractic care goes straight to your nervous system, its benefits for patients with fibromyalgia are substantial. Chiropractic care addresses fibromyalgia in numerous ways:

  • Spinal adjustments allow for better function of your nervous system
  • Spinal decompression relieves pressure on your nerve endings
  • Massage therapy provides relief and increases healing processes
  • Physical therapy encourages the overall health of your musculoskeletal structure

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.