Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment in CT & NY

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. While the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, it can be treated and managed through medical and self-care interventions.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Tenderness to touch or pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Migraine or tension headaches
  • Digestive problems, such as IBS or GERD

Causes of Fibromyalgia

The causes of fibromyalgia are unclear. However, research suggests that fibromyalgia is the result of a hypersensitive and hyperactive nervous system, particularly the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

Known risk factors include:

  • Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sex and age
  • Stressful or traumatic events
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Illness
  • Family history
  • Obesity

Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms. Studies show that chiropractic care can relieve the pain caused by fibromyalgia. Exercise with a healthy diet and regular adjustments will all reduce the pain as well as improve your overall health.

Treatment may also include:

At Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of NY & CT, we offer a variety of personalized treatments to help you find relief. To learn more about which treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment today!

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