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Fibromyalgia with Health First Chiropractic Marysville in Marysville, WA

Do you or someone you know suffer from fibromyalgia? Did you know visiting a chiropractor can help? Health First Chiropractic in Marysville, WA can help. Please read on about fibromyalgia and chiropractic services.

Woman suffering with shoulder painWhat Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is characterized by fatigue, muscle and joint pain felt across the entire body. Other symptoms include issues with sleep, tenderness and pain, bathroom issues, memory problems known as "fibro fog", tingling and numbness in feet, arms, and legs, painful menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, morning stiffness, and depression and anxiety.

How Is It Diagnosed?

Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose since there are no tests and it does not show up on x-rays. The only way to get a diagnosis is to go over your symptoms with your doctor. It can take years to get a diagnosis. It's best to educate yourself on the symptoms and get to know your body and symptoms that you experience over a long period of time. More women than men are diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Women are ten times more probably to get it than men. Women who are 25 - 60 have a higher chance of having fibromyalgia. Seeing a chiropractor can help with the symptoms. 

What Are Common Causes And Reasons For Fibromyalgia?

There are no solid causes or reasons for fibromyalgia, although doctors have come up with some theories. Chemical or hormonal imbalances can trigger symptoms. These imbalances can interrupt how nerves signal pain to the body. Chronic stress or a traumatic event can also cause symptoms to flare up. Many doctors believe it is a combination of these reasons that fibromyalgia occurs in the body.

How a Chiropractor Can Help Manage and Treat Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care can help relieve many of the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia. Gentle stretching and pressure, tender movements on one area of the body, quick thrusts for realigning bones are all ways a chiropractor can treat people suffering from fibromyalgia. Nerve signals can move around your body easier with these treatments, as well as help with pain management. Pain can also be treated at pressure points, such as in the back, shoulder and neck areas, relieve headaches and other injuries. You will feel less pain afterward, and will have an easier time moving your lower back and neck. 

Contact Health First Chiropractic Marysville in Marysville, WA Today!

Make an appointment with us at Health First Chiropractic to get fibromyalgia relief. You can visit us at 1519 9th St Ste 101, Marysville, WA 98270. You can also set up an appointment with us by calling 360-658-1987.

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