Fibromyalgia Relief in Portland

Fibromyalgia Relief in Portland

Chiropractic Care in Portland for Herniated Discs

What is often a very difficult diagnosis both to understand and to have, there is light at the end of the tunnel for relief from fibromyalgia in Portland with a chiropractic physician.

Fibromyalgia remains mysterious in medicine regarding its causes and that there is no specific test for diagnosis, but we do know a few things about it...


Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

Currently, it is the second most common condition that affects joints, bones and muscles. Patients with this condition often experience joint and muscle pain throughout their entire bodies, along with fatigue.

It affects mostly women, but also men who have a history of:

  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Have suffered emotional or physical abuse
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • A family history is becoming a more prominent correlation

Patients often have symptoms that include:

  • Burning pain
  • Widespread muscle and joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Tender points
  • Insomnia
  • A new term called “fibro fog” where they have trouble concentrating
  • Nervousness
  • Gastrointestinal problems (constipation, diarrhea, bloating, etc…)
  • Headaches
  • Numbness and tingling in your hands and feet

Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia in Portland WA:

There is thought in medicine of a disconnection with the brain and the body. The nerves coming out of the spinal cord which receive and deliver information to the brain aren’t processing pain signals properly. Chiropractic care can help alleviate many symptoms experienced with fibromyalgia, however, diet and exercises are also very effective measures to combat its symptoms. A chiropractor in Portland, OR will not only address the pain symptoms, look into a proper non-inflammatory diet and help you with home care exercises too, but they will also order testing to rule out other conditions linked to these symptoms too (i.e. lupus, thyroid conditions, rheumatic diseases).

As research continues to look for the underlying causes and most effective treatments for fibromyalgia, patients with this condition should consider chiropractic care at North Portland Wellness Group in Portland as a means to help facilitate and improve their symptoms.


References:

Castro-Sánchez, Adelaida M et al. “Short-term effects of a manual therapy protocol on pain, physical function, quality of sleep, depressive symptoms, and pressure sensitivity in women and men with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.” The Clinical journal of pain vol. 30,7 (2014): 589-97.

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North Portland Wellness Group

2205 North Lombard Street #101
Portland, OR 97217
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