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Characterized by widespread muscle pain, overwhelming fatigue, sleep disturbances and chronic headaches, fibromyalgia is a debilitating disorder comparable to rheumatic conditions affecting soft tissues and joints. People diagnosed with fibromyalgia may also suffer cognitive problems, morning stiffness, inflammatory bowel syndrome, tingling/numbness in the arms and legs and extreme sensitivity to lights and noise. Doctors are not sure what causes fibromyalgia but suspect it may be induced by emotionally or physically stressful events, chronic illness or nervous system impairment caused by misaligned spinal and/or cervical vertebrae. Your Alexandria chiropractor strongly urges fibromyalgia patients to consider various chiropractic techniques for relief from fibromyalgia symptoms.
Since fibromyalgia arises from a dysfunctional central nervous system, relieving pressure on compressed spinal nerves through adjustment and manipulation of the vertebrae can help reduce systemic pain by promoting nerve pathway health. In addition, when your chiropractor in Alexandria manipulates and massages infraspinatus trigger points, may reduce nerve hypersensitivity and irritability via cervical adjustment.
Massage therapy for people with fibromyalgia in Alexandria can also restore strength and flexibility to soft tissue by releasing toxins, stimulating blood flow and relaxing muscle contractions. Deep tissue massage involves strong, rhythmic strokes that can reach the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissues affected by fibromyalgia. Additionally, chiropractic massage performed by your chiropractor in Alexandria also promotes regulation of hormonal levels that may help relieve anxiety and depression associated with fibromyalgia. By triggering release of serotonin and oxytocin, two hormones responsible for mood elevation and relaxation, many fibromyalgia patients discover their memory and ability to concentrate improve as well.
As whole body health practitioners, chiropractors believe that misalignment of your vertebrae (subluxation) is caused by trauma, toxins or chronic physical and/or emotional stress. Subluxations interfere with normal functioning of your central nervous system, the system most implicated in fibromyalgia symptoms. Following spinal adjustment procedures to relieve nerve pressure, fibromyalgia patients report feeling less pain and stiffness, increased energy and better mood.
Holistic chiropractors like Dr. Posner create optimal conditions for your physiological systems by improving nervous system functioning and encouraging patients to eat healthy foods, get enough exercise and reduce stress as much as possible in their lives.
If you are suffering fibromyalgia symptoms that do not respond to traditional medical treatment, please call our Alexandria chiropractor center today to schedule an appointment: 703-683-7771.
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