At Beyond Chiropractic, our Altamonte chiropractor team believes our patients are far more than just their pain, and our diagnostic and therapeutic strategies reflect that. For people coming to us for help managing their fibromyalgia symptoms, our staff is committed to providing individualized care that addresses the total body and total person behind the diagnosis.

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Fibromyalgia: What Is It & What Causes It

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition affecting both the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. It’s believed to originate in the nervous system, though doctors aren’t 100% sure what causes it. Some theories include an abnormal response to the signaling and transmission of pain due to changes in the brain; it’s like the volume’s turned up on pain sensations, so even minor things like a small bump can be excruciating.

This condition is more common in women, though it can affect men and children, too. Interestingly, fibromyalgia often occurs alongside other conditions including anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. People with a history of physical injury or emotional trauma may also be more at risk for developing it (since stress can and does change the way your nervous system functions), as well as people who are overly sedentary. Genes also play a role, since it can run in families.

Signs & Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The classic signs of fibromyalgia include widespread muscle pain and tenderness, body aches, and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often report “fibro fog,” or mental cloudiness and difficulty concentrating.

What Our Medical Providers Can Do For You If You Have Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia do better when they maintain a healthy lifestyle including routines for stress management, exercise, and nutritious eating. Our Medical Providers provide a variety of supportive services that can facilitate this type of disease management, including:

  • Chiropractic care, including spinal adjustments which can stimulate joint receptor-driven analgesic pathways within the nervous system
  • Fitness and exercise prescriptions
  • Massage therapy, to soothe aching tissues and promote stress relief and mental wellness
  • Lifestyle and nutritional counseling, including physical activity recommendations and diet plan suggestions

Do You Have Fibromyalgia? For Natural & Effective Relief Contact our Altamonte Chiropractors Today

Dr. Roy Clarke and Dr. Danielle Clarke are proud to be Altamonte chiropractors who can help you or a loved one get some much needed relief from your fibromyalgia symptoms. If you live near our Florida community, contact Beyond Chiropractic today by calling (407) 261-1001 to schedule your initial appointment. We’re currently offering an exclusive deal to our first-time visitors: a FREE initial consultation. Call today!