The problem with fibromyalgia is that there are so many symptoms that you feel like a hypochondriac, especially when no one can see any of your pain, brain fog and exhaustion. Your symptoms are mostly invisible to others. Added to this is a tremendous variability of symptoms between one person with fibromyalgia and another. These complications can cause physicians to be perplexed and patients to be frustrated. At Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic, we treat a wide range of Fibromyalgia patients, many who previously either had little luck with the myriad of medications prescribed, or disliked the side effects that comes with the medications.
Fibromyalgia is a widespread muscle and skeletal pain. Widespread is defined as pain occurring on the right and left sides of the body, above and below the waist, and along the spine. Although the muscles hurt everywhere, they are not the only cause of discomfort. Instead, the diffuse, body-wide symptoms are greatly magnified by malfunctions in the way the nervous system processes pain. Although Fibromyalgia affects about 4 million Americans, the vast majority of them are women in their mid-30s to late-50s.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are unpredictable and most patients are frustrated by their physical limitations and inability to make plans. The fatigue is much more than being tired. Patients describe it as though you have to “push yourself” to get things done.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?
- Skeletal pain and whole body aches
- Trouble sleeping
- Chronic headaches
- Bowel disturbances
- Racing heartbeats
- Decreased Coordination
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic is specifically trained for and specializes in the treatment of fibromyalgia. As a member of the National Fibromyalgia Association, and with our previous involvement with Fibromyalgia Centers of America, we have successfully treated a wide range of fibromyalgia patients.
I’M NOT SURE IF THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You are more than welcome to schedule a complimentary visit with us. Simply call (706) 814-5053 and let us know you would just like to come in and speak with a doctor and you’re not sure yet if there is something we can do for you. If your health concerns are out of our scope of services, we will research who the best fit for you will be, and will give you a professional referral. Our goal is to work with you so that you can get back to doing the things you used to do.
Vickie’s Success Story for Fibromyalgia with Augusta GA Chiropractor Dr. Mark Huntsman:
Fibromyalgia Quick Facts
- Affects 3 to 5 percent of the general population
- Occurs in people of all ages, even children
- Men develop fibromyalgia too, although more women are diagnosed with it
- Symptoms are chronic but may fluctuate throughout the day
- Roughly one-quarter of people with fibromyalgia are work-disabled
The Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog is written by Dr. Mark Huntsman.
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