Find Lasting Fibromyalgia Relief with Chiropractic Care

Living with fibromyalgia is a challenge. Both healthcare professionals and the general public often misunderstand this complex chronic pain condition, and it can have lasting impacts on your ability to stay active and maintain functionality. It can also be incredibly difficult to manage. At Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness, our results-oriented approach to chiropractic care makes us an excellent choice for fibromyalgia care.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by several different symptoms, including the following:

  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain that primarily affects the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs.
  • Stiffness, numbness, or tingling in the joints, tendons, or muscles
  • Tender spots throughout the body
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances

In addition, fibromyalgia often coexists alongside other chronic pain conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and migraines.

Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal disorder in Canada, affecting around 4% of the population–mostly women. The onset of fibromyalgia typically occurs between the ages of 30 and 50 but can develop at any age.

Living with fibromyalgia can significantly impair one’s quality of life. The condition’s symptoms can immensely hinder daily activities, from chores to work to spending time with loved ones. Furthermore, fibromyalgia flare ups are often unpredictable, making many with the condition feel frustrated and hopeless.

At Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness, we know you’re frustrated. That’s why our team of chiropractors will focus on helping you see results from your chiropractic treatment. Fibromyalgia might not have a cure, but you can manage your symptoms to live a full, healthy life. Our chiropractors will show you how.

With customized treatment plans pulled from the latest research, we’ll help you identify triggers, improve your physical function, and take control of your condition.

Call our Airdrie, AB clinic today to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors!

What Causes Fibromyalgia?

One of the most frustrating aspects of fibromyalgia is that it often feels like an unsolvable puzzle. Furthermore, researchers currently don’t have a clear-cut answer for the source of the condition. However, studies have shown some potential causes, including the following:

  • Genetics: Genetics likely play a significant role in the development of fibromyalgia, as it often runs in families. Specific gene mutations may make individuals more susceptible to the condition, affecting how their nervous system processes pain.
  • Infections and illnesses: Certain viral or bacterial infections can trigger fibromyalgia or worsen symptoms. The immune system’s response to infection may increase inflammation and widespread pain.
  • Physical or emotional trauma: Traumatic events, such as accidents or emotional upheavals, can contribute to the onset of fibromyalgia. These events may cause long-lasting changes in the brain’s pain-processing pathways, leading to heightened sensitivity and chronic pain.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Abnormal levels of hormones, such as cortisol and serotonin, may contribute to fibromyalgia symptoms. These imbalances can affect mood, sleep, and the body’s ability to cope with stress.
  • Sleep disturbances: Poor sleep quality or sleep disorders like sleep apnea can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. Restorative sleep is vital for maintaining overall health and well-being.

Regardless of what may be causing your fibromyalgia, our chiropractors will help you find the right combination of approaches to manage your symptoms. We’ll consider possible causes of your condition as we develop your personalized treatment, along with other factors like your ability levels, medical history, and interests.

Chiropractic care is a powerful tool in managing fibromyalgia. Request an appointment at Zenith Physiotherapy and Wellness in Airdrie, AB today to get started!

How our chiropractors will help you find relief

We’ll begin your treatment with a comprehensive review of your exact symptoms and medical history. This is not a quick overview but an extensive examination of your condition. You can expect it to take anywhere from one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes.

Why? Because treating fibromyalgia requires a whole-picture approach. In addition to medical basics, we’ll consider diet, activity level, and history of injuries, ensuring we have a complete picture of your overall health and any contributing factors.

We’ll also perform a hands-on physical assessment focused on gentle testing of muscle strength, joint mobility, and tender areas. This physical assessment allows us to identify any imbalances or restrictions that may exacerbate your fibromyalgia symptoms.

Once we completely understand symptoms, medical history, and other potential factors, our team of chiropractors will develop a customized fibromyalgia treatment plan built around your needs. Plans will vary from person to person, but you can expect us to use one or more of the following techniques:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Gentle and precise spinal adjustments can help restore proper alignment and function, alleviating fibromyalgia-related pain and discomfort.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: Techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy can target tender areas, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall mobility and function.
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: We’ll provide guidance on nutrition, stress management, and exercises that can complement your chiropractic care and help manage fibromyalgia symptoms.

Request An Appointment Today!

Our team of chiropractors wants to help you find a fibromyalgia management plan that works. If one treatment isn’t proving effective, we’ll try another. Our results-based approach to chiropractic care will help you find the relief you need.

Request an appointment and learn how our chiropractic programs can help you find the results you’ve been looking for!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!