Posted on 12-02-2016
Fibromyalgia Treatment in Queens
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Affecting around 5 million people in the United States, fibromyalgia is hallmarked by widespread pain and muscle tenderness throughout the body. Most researchers and doctors believe that the disorder occurs due to a disruption in the way your brain normally processes pain. Pain signals are amplified, so that things which do not normally cause pain can cause severe chronic pain for the person with fibromyalgia. This condition is more common in women and can range in severity, from mildly inconveniencing to extremely disruptive.
What Are The Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Symptoms of fibromyalgia are vast, and may include:
- Tense and painful muscles throughout the body
- Numbness, tingling, and "pins and needles" feeling in the hands and feet
- Fatigue and sleep disruption
- Psychological distress, including anxiety and depression
- Morning stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- GI disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome
Can Chiropractic Care Really Relieve My Fibromyalgia Pain?
There's no cure yet for fibromyalgia, but the condition can be managed. Conventional treatment involves prescription or over-the-counter medications, which unfortunately tend to just mask symptoms and fail to address the underlying contributing issues--not to mention, drugs often come with unpleasant side effects.
One of the biggest reasons why chiropractic care can be so helpful for people with fibromyalgia is that a chiropractor focuses on improving the ability of your central nervous system to communicate with the rest of your body and "reset" the pain pathways. This is done through a specialized focus on your spinal health and alignment, with services from our Queens NY chiropractor including spinal adjustments and soft tissue massage and mobilization.
Struggling With Back Pain And Other Fibromyalgia Symptoms? Call Our Queens NY Chiropractor Today
At Dr. Lee's Spine Center, we believe that optimal healing and pain relief happens by focusing on improving your function--not just by alleviating your symptoms. We bring this philosophy to our fibromyalgia treatment as a way to help our patients achieve real lasting relief. If you live in Richmond Hill, Jamaica Estates, South Ozone Park, Ozone Park, Rochdale, Woodhaven, Hollis, Queens Village, St. Albans and surrounding areas, and are looking for help with your back pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms, call (347) 960-7774, or click here to schedule an appointment online.
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