Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia occurs in men, children, and teens, but 80-90% of those diagnosed with this painful condition are women ages 20-50. The experts at MultiCare Medical Group provide treatments that help you find relief from the pain, improve your mobility, and make it easier to cope with the daily challenges. If you have any questions about how chiropractic care and massage can help, please call their office in Papillion, Nebraska, or schedule an appointment online to get started with a customized treatment plan.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by its primary symptom: Widespread pain in muscles, tendons, and joints. The term “widespread pain” isn’t random or generic — it means you truly have pain all over your body.

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when widespread pain lasts longer than three months, with no underlying medical condition causing the pain. Your pain may feel achy, burning, or like shooting pain, and its severity ranges from mild to severe and debilitating.

People with fibromyalgia also suffer from extreme fatigue, stiff muscles, and difficulty sleeping due to pain. You may hear the term “fibro fog,” which refers to the fact that many with fibromyalgia find it hard to concentrate.

 

What causes fibromyalgia?

Health experts believe that genetics, infections, and physical or emotional trauma all have a role in triggering fibromyalgia, yet it’s cause remains unknown. The medical research indicates it’s a neurosensory disorder that leads to abnormal pain processing in the central nervous system.

The constant presence of pain causes changes in your brain and nerves that increase your sensitivity to pain. This condition, central sensitization, makes sensations that aren’t normally painful cause you intense pain.

 

How can chiropractic therapies help people with fibromyalgia?

The team at MultiCare Medical Group offers diverse chiropractic techniques that help treat fibromyalgia. They also provide therapies that are recommended for treating fibromyalgia, such as moving tight muscles, stretching, massage, and relaxation techniques.

This list includes a few of the therapies that may be part of your treatment plan.

Therapeutic massage:

Deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and Swedish massage are only a few of the massage techniques that alleviate pain, relax muscles, relieve stress, and improve movement.

Exercise plan:

The team at MultiCare Medical Group creates an exercise plan specially designed to improve your strength, range of motion, and flexibility.

Ultrasound therapy:

Ultrasound provides heat treatment that decreases pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and inflammation.

Spinal adjustment:

Spinal manipulation helps treat central sensitization by relieving pressure on nerves and reducing pain signals sent to the brain. Chronic pain often leads to inactivity and tight muscles. Chiropractic adjustments help by relaxing muscles and improving motion.

Ischemic compression:

This soft tissue technique improves blood flow. When it’s done together with spinal manipulation, it provides relief from the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia.

As Papillion’s premier, fully integrative medical clinic, the expert medical team at MultiCare Medical can treat every member of the family. The practice specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic pain and is one of the only local medical facilities in the area that provides regenerative therapy.

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701 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 105
Papillion, NE 68046
402-505-7989