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Fibromyalgia: Causes and Symptoms

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To date, no one really knows the exact cause of fibromyalgia. However, there are some theories. Some medical professionals think it’s caused by stress or genetics. At the same time, many researchers believe that it’s not cause by a single event but a combination of emotional and physical stressors. Then, there are those who think that lower levels of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin is the culprit. This neurotransmitter is associated with pain thresholds and calming the body. While all of these theories may sound like the cause of fibromyalgia, all of them are just speculative. Without a doubt, fibromyalgia is more common in women than men. Perhaps, it caused by biochemical changes during menopause or pregnancy.

While the cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown, its symptoms are well known. Muscle pain, depression, difficulty sleeping, tender body points and unrelenting fatigue are the agreed symptoms of fibromyalgia. Even when someone gets hours and hours of sleep, they’re still awake feeling tired and exhausted.

Fibromyalgia is a difficult disease to diagnose. Often, it’s misdiagnosed or not even diagnosed. However, the FM/a blood test can now distinguish fibromyalgia from lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Many times, the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is anecdotal. It’s based on how you feel what you tell your doctor about your pain. At the same time, the rule of thumb is to have symptoms for at least three months and pain that is widespread in all four quadrants of your body before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is determined. Likely, your doctor will also order a CBC blood panel and blood chemistry panel to assist in a diagnosis.

Treatment for Fibromyalgia for Nashua, Hollis, Brookline, and Pepperell, NH

Our experienced chiropractors at Main Street Wellness Chiropractic offer effective treatments and pain management for fibromyalgia. Their chiropractic therapy may include a variety of techniques, such as Palmer, Diversified, Activator, SOT, Pierce and motion palpation. Before any treatment even begins, our chiropractors will implement biophysics after performing X-rays and postural diagnostics. With biophysics, anatomy, biology, physics and geometry are factored in in to determine the root cause of pain or musculoskeletal imbalances. Depending on the results, our chiropractor will choose the best chiropractic technique to meet your unique needs. Spinal decompression may also be integrated into your treatment plan to gently stretch the pain to eliminate muscle pain. And with massage therapy, those tender points are soothed and circulation is enhanced to accelerate healing.

Main Street Wellness Chiropractic: Your Chiropractor for Pain Relief from Fibromyalgia

If you’re suffering from fibromyalgia, turn to Main Street Wellness Chiropractic for pain relief. We take a holistic approach to healing, and will create an effective treatment plan for you. Give us a call in Nashua at (603) 882-5742 to schedule an appointment today. New patients can take advantage of our new patient consultation and exam, which is only $27. Print out the coupon right from our website.

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