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Fibromyalgia Treatment at Spinal Rehab Clinic

If you are one of the approximately 10 million Americans suffering from fibromyalgia, you know that this ailment is very real, potentially disabling, and difficult for standard medical science to understand and cope with. The good news is that you don't have to succumb to the chronic pain, fatigue, and other unpleasantness this syndrome causes. That's because your chiropractor here at Spinal Rehab Clinic (Dr. McKiernan, Dr. Carlson, or Dr. Thompson) can offer safe, drug-free, natural fibromyalgia treatment options.

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Fibromyalgia: A Frustrating, Debilitating Ailment

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can cause an astonishing variety of debilitating symptoms. You may experience such miseries as:

  • Muscle and joint pain/stiffness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Depression
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Trouble thinking or concentrating (a situation known as "fibro fog")

The precise causes and mechanisms of fibromyalgia aren't totally clear -- although since at least three-quarters of its sufferers are women, genetic and hormonal factors may contribute to its development. It appears that fibromyalgia patients extreme an extreme reaction to normal, everyday pain signals and other sensory information. This exaggerated response may be due to imbalances of the neurotransmitters Substance P and serotonin. It tends to cause the muscles to respond by going into spasm and creating painful knots, or tender points, that also refer pain to other areas of the body.

The sheer number and variety of symptoms related to fibromyalgia can throw doctors for a loop when trying to diagnose the source of your distress.The strict protocols for obtaining an official fibromyalgia diagnosis can draw the process out even longer, requiring that patients display pain in at least 11 recognized tender points throughout the body for at least 3 months. 

Natural Care Options From Your St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids Chiropractor

One huge advantage of fibromyalgia treatment at Spinal Rehab Clinic the fact that we don't need an official diagnosis of this disorder to make you feel better. Your St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids chiropractor can evaluate any underlying issues that may be making your discomfort even worse. For instance, many fibromyalgia sufferers also suffer from spinal stenosis, a thickening and narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses nerve tissue. If we spot this problem, we can administer chiropractic adjustments to reduce the pain and other symptoms produced by this condition and amplified by fibromyalgia.

Our ability to combine multiple natural healing modalities lets us implement a holistic, personalized fibromyalgia management plan for you. Your chiropractor in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud can prescribe massage therapy to undo muscle knots, acupuncture to stimulate the body's natural painkilling chemicals, and physical therapy to help you free up your range of motion.

Get Safe, Effective Relief -- Call Your Chiropractor in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud

Don't let fibromyalgia frustrate and debilitate you for life. Call 320-252-2225 to schedule safe effective relief from your chiropractor in Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud!

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