Firbomyalgia is a complex chronic condition that affects over 10 million people throughout the United States and approximately five percent of the world’s population. As the most common chronic pain condition, the majority of fibromyalgia patients are women, although it does affect men and children, too.
The associated symptoms have a mental and physical effect on patients that can cause significant exhaustion, stomach pain, as well as other debilitating outcomes. Fortunately, our Atlanta Chiropractors help hundreds of people each year overcome their symptoms and reduce the frequency that their condition appears.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the nervous system and creates significant pain throughout the entire body. Patients with this disease often experience recurring headaches, stomach cramps, restless leg syndrome, struggle with short-term memory, and have difficulty falling asleep. Still, the most common symptom associated with fibromyalgia is chronic pain. The reason for this is because the condition essentially increases the central nervous system’s sensitivity to pain signals that derive from the sensory organs throughout the body.
The affect fibromyalgia has on the central nervous system also causes patients to experience tingling sensations through their extremities, as well as numbness. The exposure to continuous pain also causes muscles to tense up and restrict. Most people who develop this condition notice such symptoms as a young adult. Although there are many techniques that patients can use to adjust their habits to prevent their symptoms from appearing, chiropractic serves as a useful solution for relieving pain and preventing future episodes.
Chiropractic For Fibromyalgia
Our chiropractors review the health of the spine to determine the triggers of each patient’s condition and what the most appropriate treatment options are. The purpose of our efforts is to help treat pain and prevent it from recurring. This goal is achieved when patients are able to follow through with routine adjustments and adhere to particular diet restrictions. Learn more about our services and how we treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia by scheduling a free consultation at our office today. Just contact us online to make an appointment or dial (404) 889-8828 to speak with one of our friendly staff members.