Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. The pain tends to come and go and move around the body. There are associated symptoms include fatigue, memory and mood swings. It is most common in women and it often starts in middle adulthood. Risk factors for fibromyalgia includes rheumatic diseases such as osteoarthritis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The condition may develop suddenly after psychological stress or physical trauma. It may also develop gradually with no known reasons.
Ways a chiropractor may manage your fibromyalgia pain 
Chiropractors use chiropractic adjustments to realign your body. The adjustments help in restore the connection between the nerves of the body and the nervous system and the regain the brain’s ability to process pain. It is believed the primary cause of fibromyalgia is the inaccurate pain signals received by the central nervous system, chiropractic adjustments ensures the pain experienced throughout the body is alleviated within a short period of time.
The intensity of muscular pain in fibromyalgia is quite severe, the pain can be crippling, preventing one from moving due to fear of aggravating the pain. However, when you stop moving, the muscle tone is lost which actually exacerbates the effects of fibromyalgia pain. Physical therapy enables you to move your body while minimizing the pain at the same time.
Chiropractors follow a holistic approach to minimize symptoms of fibromyalgia and therefore they recommend lifestyle changes such as exercise regularly and look for ways which your pain can be controlled without relying on medications. Your recommended lifestyle adjustments will be according to your lifestyle and activities. For example, if you have a desk job, you will be advised to take breaks every 30 minutes and take frequent walks. Chiropractic care also cares about your nutrition as it influences every aspect of your body and health. Chiropractors recommend diet changes and supplements depending your nutritional deficiencies.
Chiropractic care focuses on whole body wellness and aims at improving quality of life in fibromyalgia patients. It offers pain relief and that too without any medication. At Lakeside Chiropractic, our experienced and holistic chiropractors can provide information and resources about fibromyalgia and how to relief pain caused by it. If you have any enquiries or would like to book an appointment, feel free to contact one of our friendly staff on 9300 0095 or visit our website at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.