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Fibromyalgia FAQ’s at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, fatigue, and sometimes other symptoms. It can be frustrating to treat because there is currently no standard method of care that works for everyone. However, some evidence suggests that Chiropractic Care can be quite effective in relieving fibromyalgia symptoms.

Man suffering from back pain

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is believed to be a nerve condition where the brain misinterprets normal signals as pain. It affects the entire body and has a wide range of symptoms. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, it can be managed through conventional and alternative treatments by our Chiropractic Team in Arlington Heights.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

The most pervasive symptom of fibromyalgia is pain. In most cases, this pain is worst at specific trigger points on the body, but it may also be present throughout the entire body. Fatigue is another common symptom. Less common symptoms that are still found relatively frequently in fibromyalgia sufferers include GI issues, trouble concentrating, and anxiety or depression.

How is fibromyalgia diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed based on symptoms and the exclusion of other possible causes. When you go to a doctor with symptoms of fibromyalgia, they will usually want to check for thyroid problems, arthritis, lupus, and other similar conditions. Most fibromyalgia patients have a pattern of sore or painful points on the body, which is also used in making a diagnosis.

What are the treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Conventional medical management for fibromyalgia consists of medications to reduce the pain.  Our doctors at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic can offer treatment options such as spinal adjustments, massage, acupuncture, exercises and diet changes. Visiting our office can be an effective, drug-free way to reduce fibromyalgia pain, and control the inflammation that is associated with this difficult condition.

Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, PC Offers Relief For Fibromyalgia Sufferers

If you are not sure yet whether we can help, contact us to make an appointment to speak to one of our experienced Doctors of Chiropractic. Contact us today at 847-259-4493 to see how our team can help!