Are you looking for relief from chronic pain due to fibromyalgia? Dr. Stephen Armstrong, the chiropractor at Armstrong Chiropractic Center in Temple, Texas can help. Below is more information about this condition and how we can help.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition where chronic pain is felt all over the body for periods of time. This common condition mainly affects the muscles and bones of the patient. There is no known cause of fibromyalgia, although doctors think that it has to do with a breakdown in communication between the spinal cord and brain. This lack of communication could make the brain think there is more pain in certain areas.
There are some factors that make individuals more prone to fibromyalgia than others. These factors include having a history of depression and anxiety, genetics, not exercising, post-traumatic stress or a history of abuse. People with fibromyalgia may also suffer from certain digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
There are many symptoms of fibromyalgia. The most common one is widespread pain that is felt throughout the body. Other symptoms include
- fatigue, specific tender points on the body,
- difficulty urinating
- issues sleeping
- irritable bowel syndrome
- depression, anxiety
- stiffness felt in the morning
- Tingling felt in the legs, arms, feet and hands.
Seeing a chiropractor can help relieve you of many of these symptoms.
How We Can Help
We can treat this condition several ways here at Armstrong Chiropractic in Temple. Chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and lifestyle and nutrition advice can all help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Spinal adjustments involved realigning the neck with the spine, which takes unwanted pressure off of muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue, bringing pain relief to these areas. Having an exercise regime can also help lower symptoms. We can show you specific corrective exercises in the office, which you can do from the comfort of home between treatments to give you more pain relief. We can also make nutrition and lifestyle suggestions to further help relieve painful symptoms.
Make an Appointment with a Chiropractor in Temple, TX
Make an appointment with us at your earliest convenience so that we can get you on a treatment plan. You can print and fill out our New Patient Forms from the comfort and convenience of your home. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our chiropractor, facility, or treatments. You can visit us at Armstrong Chiropractic, 2014 Birdcreek Terrace, Temple, TX 76502. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at 254-778-5575.