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Are You Living with Fibromyalgia?

Chiropractic Care Helps Patients Living With Fibromyalgia

If you've been living with the pain of fibromyalgia,  chiropractic care may be able to help you find real relief. Millions of Americans live with this debilitating condition, and incidents of Indianapolis fibromyalgia are also high. The causes remain unclear, but may be stress-related. It is on a similar spectrum as lupus and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but it primarily affects the metabolic system, causing a decrease in several important hormones that affect overall body functioning. One of the major effects is that muscles lose the ability to heal themselves, leading to a downward spiral.

Symptoms vary, but this chronic disorder may include muscle pain that is widespread, joint tenderness, fatigue, morning stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, temperature sensitivity, or memory problems. More than 90% of those affected are women. Diagnosis is difficult as there is no specific test currently available. Your doctor may start by ruling out other conditions first, but he or she will look for a history of pain for more than three months in all four quadrants of the body.

Relief Found With Various Forms of Chiropractic Care

Because this is such a wide-reaching condition, our chiropractor, Dr. Bax, will evaluate your individual situation and may recommend a combination of treatments and lifestyle changes to alleviate some of the persistent pain you may be experiencing. Physical therapy and massage help keep the spine and muscles from losing movement. Since the muscles may be more easily injured, we might focus on light trigger point therapy to reduce incidents of pain radiating throughout the body. Cold laser therapy provides stimulation of tissue healing and decreased pain sensations. Our doctor will also offer advice on lifestyle changes you can make to improve overall wellness, including nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress reduction.

At the Dr. David Bax Injury and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis, our focus is on pain relief and whole body wellness. We believe that when the body is working properly it tends to heal effectively, and we work with patients to help them live the best life possible.

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