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Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition affecting about 5 million people in the United States. This number could even be higher, as there could be many people who are undiagnosed. At Rivertowne Family Chiropractic, St. Charles chiropractor Dr. Edward Bickmeyer has seen firsthand just how powerful chiropractic care can be in the management of fibromyalgia.
People with fibromyalgia generally experience several debilitating symptoms, including:
Women are predominantly affected, but men can have fibromyalgia, too. The condition is thought to be caused by dysfunction in the way the nervous system transmits and processes pain, almost as if the pain processing centers of the brain have the volume turned up. Researchers and doctors aren't entirely sure why this happens, but it's generally believed that genetics and the environment both play a role.
Currently, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia. But whether you already have a diagnosis or you're simply not sure why you're experiencing so much muscle pain and fatigue, our chiropractor in St. Charles can help.
For instance, chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression can realign your spine, which often becomes imbalanced due to stress. Not only will this relieve pain and pressure on spinal nerves and muscles, but it can also produce a natural analgesic effect by reducing the intensity of pain signals being transmitted by your nervous system.
Massage therapy can relax tense muscles and increase circulation to trigger point areas throughout your body. This provides effective pain relief and can reduce inflammation.
If you have fibromyalgia, it's important to understand that certain conditions in life may worsen your symptoms or trigger a "flare up." Such conditions may include changes in the weather, extreme physical exertion, menstruation and other hormone-related changes, and anything that causes extreme stress in the mind and body, including illness, traumatic event (like a car accident), or certain life events (like the death of a loved one, loss of a job, or financial hardship). So, if anything is going on in your life that is causing you stress, you should schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. He can help you control your symptoms, promote a general sense of well-being, and teach you more effective coping strategies.
St. Charles chiropractor Dr. Bickmeyer has been serving his Missouri community since 1993. He's worked with hundreds of people just like you who are tired of feeling so tired and painful from their fibromyalgia symptoms. For natural, drug-free, and non-invasive fibromyalgia treatment, call Rivertowne Family Chiropractic today at 636-947-7463.
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