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Fibromyalgia – can chiropractic help?

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As you may know, Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder involving widespread pain and sensitivity in the entire musculoskeletal system. In addition to pain, patients will also report long-term fatigue, disturbed sleep and mood. With the cause still not known, and with no proven prevention, or known cure, treatment is typically aimed at symptom management.

Muscle aches and stiffness due to Fibromyalgia?Trained Fibromyalgia Specialists

Chiropractors are trained as neuro-musculoskeletal specialists, and evidence suggests that those with FM consult chiropractors quite regularly…but does chiropractic work for them? Some recent studies indicate it does.

In one example, chiropractors surveyed Fibromyalgia patients before, during and after a series of treatments to see if they responded favourably to chiropractic adjustments. 60% of the subjects in the study said they experienced a significant improvement with regard to pain reduction, improved sleep and decreased fatigue. What was especially encouraging was that these improvements were maintained in a 1-month follow up.

Dr Wen Oates at Lagos Health Chiropractic in Portugal’s Algarve says, “In recent weeks, we have been treating a holidaymaker with FM at our clinic and he too has responded very well. After the first session, he reported feeling better and, despite the recent chilly weather in the Algarve (Fibromyalgia sufferers prefer warmer conditions), he now feels able to do more and enjoy his holiday…and, of course, I am happy to see a satisfied patient”.

Seems like chiropractic care can certainly help!

If you are suffering from Fibromyalgia and think chiropractic care will help ease your discomfort and improve your lifestyle, please come and see us at Lagos Health. You can make an appointment by calling +351 282 768 044.

By the way, have you ever experienced the condition mentioned here? If so, we’d like to hear about what you did to relieve the pain…did you go to a chiropractor, an osteopath, a physio or your GP…or did you just take some painkilling tablets or rub in a cream? We’d love to hear your thoughts.


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