Fibromyalgia is characterized as pain throughout the whole body, along with a whole range of other side effects. There are many theories on why people get Fibromyalgia, and it’s seemed to be caused by stress in the persons life, which can either be physical or mental stress. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) has been linked to fibromyalgia, as found by doctors. Fibromyalgia has also be connected to genetics and can be passed down from genetic mutations.
Here are just some of the symptoms that come with Fibromyalgia:
Fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose, no single test or examination says the pains a person may be experiencing is caused by Fibromyalgia. People that are suspected of having Fibromyalgia may have blood tests and X-rays – the aim of this is to find other possible causes of the pain in the muscles or bones.
Relief is different for every person with Fibromyalgia. There is no cure for Fibromyalgia but most people try to ease some of the pain and tenderness with the right approach. It’s important that you learn about Fibromyalgia and play a role in your treatment.
Here are some ways to manage the pain
Another way to manage pain flares at home and cost efficiently is to keep a food diary. Along with pain management, eating more fresh food and less processed, packaged foods will give you more energy in your day to day life. Quick snacks of high sugar content will give you a hit of energy but will then make you crash and feel worse than before the snack.
Try some of these ideas for snacks
At Lakeside Chiropractic our professional team may be able to assist you in managing your condition and making the most of your body. We found that some people get relief from fibromyalgia symptoms with interferential, adjustments and dry needling done at our chiropractic practice in Joondalup.
We are located in Joondalup – central to Perth’s northern suburbs. Surrounding suburbs include Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Kallaroo, Hillarys, Heathridge, Connolly, Craigie, Beldon and Padbury. With HICAPs available in our clinic we make your visit as efficient as possible with no need to go to your Health fund for claiming. We can claim on the day of your treatment from these Health Funds, but not limited to POLICE, ACA, HIF, St Lukes, Teachers Union, Westfund, HBF, Bupa and Medibank. Call us on 9300 00958 or book online.