Fibromyalgia is a chronic neuromuscular condition causing tenderness and pain throughout the body. According to the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association, approximately 10 million Americans suffer from this disorder, the majority of which are women.
Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
- Stiffness and pain all over body
- Tenderness of muscles and joints
- Sleep apnea or insomnia
- Brain fog
While there is no definitive cause, fibromyalgia has been linked to chronic stress, genetic predisposition, poor diet, candida, poor digestion, and physical stress on the body from spinal misalignments.
If you think you may have fibromyalgia, it’s important to seek medical treatment right away in order to avoid complications and prevent other conditions from developing. Traditional treatments include a wide variety of drugs including anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-seizure medication, and pain relievers; however, these harsh medications often result in serious side-effects and could lead to other complications.
At Whole Body Health, we take a natural approach to managing and treating fibromyalgia, through diet, supplementation, chiropractic care, and lifestyle modification. Multiple studies have shown a balanced approach to treatment is the best way to fight symptoms and get out of pain.