Fibromyalgia affects approximately 4 million adults in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that accounts for 2% of the population. If you’ve been impacted by this pain-related illness, finding the right remedy is crucial. Treatments should be both complementary and beneficial for your body.
A combination of chiropractic care, herbal and mind-body practices is an excellent alternative to medication dependency. When you visit our chiropractics, each treatment plan is based on your body’s ability to heal naturally. To determine which approach is best for you, we list five complementary treatments for fibromyalgia below.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular services we offer at Premiere Chiropractic. We insert thin, dry needles into specific acupuncture points across the site of injury. It immediately releases endorphins and natural feel-good hormones. For optimal results try it out for a few weeks. One session can help the pain subside for days – even weeks!
Are you considering meditation? Fibromyalgia is triggered by physical, mental, or emotional stress-inducing events. Injuries or infections can especially worsen the symptoms you experience. Meditating helps you control your body’s “fight or flight responses” by producing feelings of serenity and happiness. You can’t go wrong with this method of treatment.
Massage therapy is best for patients who have fibromyalgia. Because this condition can cause widespread pain across the entire body, you might want to try this holistic therapy first. Our board-certified masseuse is likely to recommend a deep-tissue, Swedish, or neuromuscular massage. Each improves blood circulation, eases pain, and releases tension within the muscles.
Chiropractic therapy helps patients relieve pain sourced within joints and tissue of the neck, back and shoulders. We apply gentle or forceful pressure to stretch out the affected areas and get your spine back into alignment.
Taking herbal supplements can improve your sleeping patterns and boost your energy levels! Studies show herbs are safe and effective for patients with fibromyalgia. We recommend adding it to your regimen alongside routine chiropractic care. But make sure to check in with your doctor first to ensure that taking an additional supplement is right for you.
Fibromyalgia relief is only one call away! To schedule your first appointment at our center, call 310.340.1439.