Fibromyalgia

pain

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:

Spinal Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments of the spine can help alleviate your chronic pain, loosening tight muscles, reducing spasms and keeping nerves in proper functioning order.

Acupuncture

Research from the Mayon Clinic has proven that regular sessions of acupuncture can reduce symptoms of fatigue and anxiety caused by fibromyalgia.

Massage Therapy

Focusing on your affected sore muscles and joints, certain massage therapies can promote relaxation, enabling your body to receive a restful sleep.

Nutritional Direction

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:

Constant Fatigue

Frequent exhaustion, even after sufficient rest.

Memory Loss

Difficulty recalling simple facts, remembering items are placed, etc.

Muscle Spasms

Sudden, involuntary contractions of the muscles.

Headaches

Chronic migraines affecting daily tasks.

Numbness

A “pins & needles” feeling of the extremities.

Swelling

Inflammation of the joints.

Jaw Tenderness

Aches under the chin and joints of the jaw.

Decreased Energy

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.

Nausea

Frequent upset stomach throughout the day.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Chronic constipation, stomach pain and periods of diarrhea.

Insomnia

Inability to sleep soundly or not at all.

Joint Stiffness

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.