Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by muscle tenderness, fatigue, painful joints and trouble sleeping. It is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, but it cannot be measured through tests; its symptoms are subjective from one individual to another, and its cause is not entirely clear.

Anyone can get fibromyalgia, but it’s more prevalent among women than men. It also affects people of all ages, including children, but it often starts in middle age and the chances of getting it increase as you age.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

The main symptoms associated with fibromyalgia include:

  • Trouble sleeping.
  • An overwhelming feeling of being tired of fatigue
  • Chronic pain throughout the body or on different parts. Pain is felt in the legs, arms, chest, back, abdomen and buttocks. Many people describe the pain as burning, aching or throbbing.
  • Tingling and numbness in the legs and arms
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Joint and muscle stiffness
  • Problems thinking clearly, or concentrating on anything
  • Sensitive to light, loud noise, temperature and odor
  • Digestive issues, including constipation and bloating

Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care at Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey

Chiropractic care is essential for people with fibromyalgia to keep their muscles and spine from losing much movement. The condition causes muscles to tighten up and lose their natural flexibility, resulting in an overall loss of spine movement. Loss of movement in the spine leads to a neurological reflex that causes the muscles to tighten further.

The cycle will continue over time, leading to increased muscle tension, increased pain, difficulty in sleeping, loss of movement and development of more and more trigger points. The only way to resolve this is to adjust the spine to keep it flexible continually.

Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia need chiropractic adjustments three to four times a month to keep the spine moving and relaxed. We modify chiropractic adjustments for fibromyalgia patients to be gentler than usual since the muscles have diminished healing ability.

Benefits of Quick Med Chiropractic Care On Patients with Fibromyalgia

Here are the health benefits of chiropractic care and adjustments for patients with fibromyalgia:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Reduced discomfort and pain
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased muscle strength and tone

To seek chiropractic care for your condition, our chiropractors at Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey with perform a consultation, assessment and examination where necessary and refer you to diagnostic imaging such as MRI or X-Ray if necessary. Our assessment findings will allow your chiropractic doctor to create a chiropractic treatment plan alongside other professionals, including your primary care physicians, physical therapists and massage therapist.