by Dr. Paul Raveling
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease, and also one that even some medical professionals don’t know much about. While conventional medicine may provide some pain relief for fibromyalgia, this is often in the form of medication. However, alternative medicine may provide the relief that fibromyalgia sufferers need without the unwanted side effects.
1. Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is one of the most effective solutions for fibromyalgia pain management. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) suggests that “chiropractic care has consistently ranked as one of the therapeutic approaches that offer the most relief for the fibromyalgia patient.”
Acupuncture, which involves the insertion of thin needles into the body at certain points, can provide significant pain relief for fibromyalgia patients. By increasing blood flow to the affected areas of the body, fibromyalgia pain, joint stiffness, and muscle spasms can be reduced, if not completely eliminated through acupuncture.
3. Massage Therapy
For many people, getting a massage seems like a luxury. However, it can actually help reduce the debilitating and widespread musculoskeletal pain that is associated with fibromyalgia. We have found that the benefits of regular massage therapy can significantly reduce pain in our fibromyalgia patients.
Visiting a Dunedin Chiropractor
It may be effective for patients seeking pain relief for fibromyalgia to use all three of these pain management techniques as a part of their comprehensive care. However, even when performed separately, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage can all have a significant impact on reducing or even eliminating fibromyalgia pain when administered on a regular basis.
If you’re suffering from unrelieved fibromyalgia pain, consider visiting our Dunedin chiropractor today. Dr. Raveling chiropractor can discuss with you the various pain relief options that are available, and which ones may be most effective for you based on your medical history and current symptoms.
Chiropractic can also be used in addition to the traditional medical care you receive from your family physician for fibromyalgia, allowing you to receive the maximum benefits from both types of care.
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