Constant fatigue, physical discomfort and emotional stress often associated with Fibromyalgia leads to concentration issues, commonly called “Fibro Fog.”
Fibromyalgia is a term often used to describe chronic pain of the muscles coupled with exhaustion. This disorder affects up to 3% of the world’s population with 85% of that number being female. This disorder frequently mimics the symptoms of arthritis, but greatly magnified, making even the simplest of daily tasks nearly impossible to perform.
Treatments For Fibromyalgia
Our physicians will address your Fibroymyalgia pain during your initial consultation. Based on the results of your evaluation, a customized treatment program will be created in order to help alleviate your chronic pain and reducing the risk of future Fibromyalgia discomfort. A combination of multiple types of treatments methods may utilized including:
Chiropractic adjustments of the spine can help alleviate your chronic pain, loosening tight muscles, reducing spasms and keeping nerves in proper functioning order.
Research from the Mayon Clinic has proven that regular sessions of acupuncture can reduce symptoms of fatigue and anxiety caused by fibromyalgia.
Focusing on your affected sore muscles and joints, certain massage therapies can promote relaxation, enabling your body to receive a restful sleep.
Although no specific diet has been related to improvement of Fibromyalgia, maintaining a food journal has been helpful with the identification of specific pain triggers.
Lifestyle Change Direction
Dr. Millen may advise a variety of dietary and exercise regimens in order to help strengthen your body, eliminating pain associated with Fibromyalgia.
Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
A combination of multiple symptoms is normally required to diagnose Fibromyalgia such as:
Frequent exhaustion, even after sufficient rest.
Difficulty recalling simple facts, remembering items are placed, etc.
Sudden, involuntary contractions of the muscles.
Chronic migraines affecting daily tasks.
A “pins & needles” feeling of the extremities.
Inflammation of the joints.
Aches under the chin and joints of the jaw.
Losing physical and mental strength as the day progresses.
Increase In Urination
More frequent trips to the restroom, often interrupting sleep.
Sensitivity To Light
Avoiding light when possible as it leads to headaches and weakness.
Frequent upset stomach throughout the day.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic constipation, stomach pain and periods of diarrhea.
Inability to sleep soundly or not at all.
Unable to comfortably move the joints of the body, leading to flexibility issues.
Chronic Muscle Pain
Overall aches and pain of several muscle groups. If you have any questions regarding Fibromyalgia treatments available at Wexford Wellness, please ASK THE DOCTOR by submitting your question on the form located on the right. You can also call us directly at 724-935-4300.