Should I See a Chiropractor For Fibromyalgia?

December 8, 2023

Don’t let pain and fatigue get you down.

See a chiropractor for fibromyalgia relief.


If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you know the toll that it can take on every aspect of your life. At times, managing your symptoms can feel like a full-time job.

While there is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatments that can help reduce the frequency and severity of flare-ups so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.

Fortunately, seeing a chiropractor for fibromyalgia can be an excellent addition to these treatments.



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What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes fatigue and widespread pain in the muscles and joints.

Experts don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it is believed to be caused by a genetic mutation that affects the way your brain processes pain signals. Some people develop fibromyalgia as a result of an infection, stress, or physical or psychological trauma (such as a car accident).

People with fibromyalgia are also more likely to experience other health problems, such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and depression.

Fibromyalgia is more common in individuals over the age of 40 (although it can strike at any time) and women are twice as likely to develop the condition.

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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Pain and fatigue are the most common signs of fibromyalgia, but symptoms can vary widely.

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Pain in the muscles and joints
  • Fatigue
  • TMJ
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Digestive problems
  • Bladder control problems
  • Brain fog and memory loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty sleeping

Fibromyalgia pain may be constant or come and go intermittently. These “flare-ups” can make it seem as though the condition is “all in your head,” but if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you know that the pain is very real.

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Treating Fibromyalgia

Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, doctors have developed various treatment methods aimed at alleviating pain and decreasing the frequency of flare-ups.

The most common forms of treatment are painkillers, physical therapy, and lifestyle adjustments to manage symptoms like depression and anxiety. You may have to experiment with different treatments (and combinations of treatments) before you find the one that works for you.

But in the meantime, chiropractic treatment may act as a solution.

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Can I See a Chiropractor For Fibromyalgia?

Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent solution to fibromyalgia and other common chronic pain conditions. Because chiropractic care doesn’t cause unpleasant side effects, it is an ideal method to use alongside your existing treatment plan.

Chiropractic adjustments work by correcting small misalignments in the joints. When these joints are not properly aligned, they can put pressure on the surrounding nerves and soft tissue. Restoring the joints to their correct position alleviates the strain on the central nervous system, allowing it to work the way it’s designed.

Adjusting the joints also relieves strain on surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments, improving flexibility and range of motion. In addition to improving pain levels, this also makes it easier to follow any exercise or stretching routines recommended by your medical provider.

Chiropractors are also able to incorporate other treatment methods, such as medical massage, to treat muscular pain and promote relaxation.


Restore Your Health With Chiropractic

Living with fibromyalgia may require that you make some adjustments to your daily routine, but it doesn’t have to put your life on hold. And for the symptoms that aren’t fully addressed by medication, there’s chiropractic care.

At Oviedo Chiropractic, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are experienced in a wide variety of pain management techniques designed to bring your body back into alignment so it can work properly.

Schedule an appointment today to see how much better you can feel!

Justin Cough

Dr. Justin Cough, D.C.

Dr. Cough graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after receiving his BS in Education from SUNY Oswego. Before becoming a chiropractor, he coached many middle and high school sports teams including football, lacrosse, basketball, and soccer. He is passionate about focusing on our bodies' natural healing mechanisms and helping his patients enjoy the utmost sustainability in their lives.

For some, chiropractic offers relief from pain. For others, it's about feeling and looking good. Call today and see what chiropractic can do for you!

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