At Klayman Holistic Chiropractic Clinic, we are proud to help thousands of people in the greater Austin, TX area find relief from their pain, including pain that arises from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can be a very debilitating condition when left untreated, and it can also be a confusing one for those receiving their first diagnosis. The following is a look at some of the most common questions we receive regarding fibromyalgia treatment at our Austin chiropractic clinic.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Let's start with the central question: Just what is this condition? Fibromyalgia is a medical disorder in which a person suffers from aches and pains in their neck, back, shoulders, hips, and along their arms and legs. The pain is at its worst whenever pressure is applied to these areas.
What is the Cause of Fibromyalgia?
Doctors currently don't know the exact cause of fibromyalgia, but there are factors that can increase a person's likelihood of developing the condition. Cases of fibromyalgia seem to be highest among:
• Those with a family history of fibromyalgia
• Those who have suffered repetitive injuries caused by performing the same action again and again
• Those who have been exposed to stressful and traumatic events -- this can range from a car accident that may have seemed minor to others to going to war
• Individuals with certain infections and illnesses
How is Someone Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia?
A common misconception about fibromyalgia is that it can be medically diagnosed through a test. However, there is currently no blood or similar test for this medical condition. Because of this, it can take some sufferers a long time to get the help they need. A confirmed fibromyalgia diagnosis typically comes after medical professionals have ruled out a long list of other medical conditions that cause pain and fatigue.
Can Chiropractic Treatments Help Relieve My Fibromyalgia Pain?
Yes! Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of treatment for fibromyalgia pain. While you can take prescribed medication for this condition, chiropractic treatment in tandem with or instead of those medications can significantly help alleviate pain. In addition to pain relief, individuals who undergo chiropractic treatment for their fibromyalgia also experience other forms of relief including greater mobility, improved sleep, and more energy.
Contact Our Team in Austin, TX
Do you suffer from fibromyalgia? Isn't it time to find relief from your aches and pain? When you're ready, give our team at Klayman Holistic Chiropractic Clinic a call at (512) 301-7746, and let our friendly and helpful team set you up with an appointment to learn more about chiropractic care for fibromyalgia.