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What Are the Best Alternatives to Your Fibromyalgia Treatment?

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on January 9, 2019

Fibromyalgia Treatment

In America alone, around 4 million adults are plagued by fibromyalgia, which means it’s a top cause of chronic pain. 

Sadly, it’s a condition often difficult to control and manage because of how hard it is to diagnose. Often, medication is given to just try and manage the symptoms. 

However, a cocktail of drugs isn’t always the most effective fibromyalgia treatment, especially when your local chiropractor in Shallotte can provide alternative, natural therapies. These may not only help reduce your pain but could control your condition, too. 

What Is Fibromyalgia? 

Fibromyalgia is still somewhat of an unknown for doctors and medical professionals. They’re not entirely sure what causes it. 

It is believed that this condition affects the way your brain processes pain, meaning it’s often amplified and spread around your body. 

Common symptoms include depression, excessive sleeping, fatigue, fuzziness, memory loss, and mood swings. It’s also more common in women. 

What Alternative Fibromyalgia Treatment Options Are There?

At your chiropractor’s, there are several alternative treatments available, each of which is effective in its own right. These include: 

Chiropractic Adjustments:

This works to realign your spine, ensuring the communications between your brain, nerves, and nervous system aren’t interrupted. In turn, this allows your brain to process pain better, making sure there aren’t any “faulty” signals. Spinal decompression may also be recommended to remove any pressure in your spinal discs. 


Physical Therapy:

The stretching exercises, massage techniques, and other solutions offered by a physical therapist can help remove tension in your muscles, decrease muscle spasms, and alleviate pain – without putting too much pressure on your joints. It can also reduce fatigue and stiffness. 


Massage Therapy:

This can be used to apply pressure to connecting tissues and deeper tissues within your body. Again, this helps eradicate any pent-up tension and will also help lower the intensity of muscle spasms. 


Laser Therapy:

Working to ease muscle pain, spasms, tender points, and stiffness, low-level laser therapy is often a recommended therapy. Studies highlight how the majority of fibromyalgia patients notice a significant improvement following this treatment. 

A Complementary Approach to Your Pain 

One of the aforementioned therapies may be used on its own or in conjunction with others to provide a tailored treatment plan for you. In having this all-around approach to your fibromyalgia treatment, it should offer you better quality of life and without the nasty side effects of medication.

With dedicated chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and health coaches on hand, we can offer you an all-encompassing approach to your health. Book your appointment at 910-755-5400.


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