What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a potentially debilitating condition that affects many people. Fibromyalgia can be a frustrating disease, as there is no cure, and no test to provide medical proof of whether symptoms are getting better or worse. At Ultimate Healing in Bel Air, we understand how difficult dealing with fibromyalgia can be, and how the symptoms can interfere with your life. While science has yet to find a cure for fibromyalgia, there are ways to manage your symptoms so that you can live a happier, more comfortable life.


Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia affects different people in different ways. One of the telltale signs of fibromyalgia is a full body ache, which is thought to be created by nerves improperly sending pain messages to the brain. Symptoms may also include extreme fatigue, a low threshold for pain, insomnia, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain/ tightness, and a burning feeling in the muscles.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

There is no exact cause for fibromyalgia, though researchers have found a few different factors that make a person more likely to develop the condition. Women are more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than men. The condition is more likely to pop up in people who have infections or arthritis. People who have PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than people who don't have these issues. The condition is more common in people who rarely exercise. It's theorized that there may be a genetic component to fibromyalgia, as the likelihood of acquiring the condition increases if it's present in family members.

Holistic Fibromyalgia Treatment

While there is prescription medication designed to treat fibromyalgia, many people who have the condition prefer to manage it with holistic treatment options. When you meet with our chiropractor, you'll go over your symptoms and create a treatment plan. Many people with fibromyalgia find relief from symptoms with a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage, and lifestyle changes. 

Call Our Bel Air Chiropractor

If you think you may have fibromyalgia, it's important that you seek treatment from a chiropractor. At Ultimate Health in Bel Air, we offer natural, holistic health solutions to help your body deal with fibromyalgia pain. We understand that fibromyalgia can be hard to treat, and we'll work with you to try different types of treatment until we find something that makes a difference for you. Call our Bel Air office at (410) 569-5969, or our Towson office at (443) 275-7620. We look forward to helping you live a life with more low-symptom days.

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