Answers to Fibromyalgia Questions with our Rhode Island chiropractor
Breiding Chiropractic Clinic understands the pain and frustration that accompany fibromyalgia. Our Rhode Island chiropractor welcomes the opportunity to serve those living in our local community and the nearby areas of North Kingstown, Providence, Cranston and Warwick RI. If you or someone you love is dealing with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, you may have questions about this condition. The more information you have, the better armed you are to manage fibromyalgia and its symptoms.
FAQ About Fibromyalgia
It's not something that everyone knows. What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition. The nerves of someone with fibromyalgia are overly sensitive and may be over-firing and as of yet, there is no cure for this disorder.
What does a person with fibromyalgia experience?
People with fibromyalgia are always in pain. The intensity of the pain may change based on a variety of factors including stress, sleep, food and the environment, but the pain is always there on some level. Most fibromyalgia sufferers also feel tired, since sleep is not as restful as it used to be. Others feel depressed from dealing with the chronic pain and frustration over the lack of movement or ability to take care of one's self.
How does chiropractic care help with fibromyalgia?
The nerves of a person with fibromyalgia are overly sensitive so any extra pressure on the nerves leads to more pain. Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and joints aim to remove pressure from the nerves to alleviate pain. For example, if a vertebrae has shifted and is compressing a nerve, a person with fibromyalgia has additional pain to manage. Our Rhode Island chiropractor gently adjusts the spine to remove this pressure and lessen the pain.
Won't chiropractic adjustments be painful as well?
Our chiropractor, Dr. Breiding, uses a gentle approach with only the correct amount of force to move the spine or joints into alignment. Dr. Breiding understands the nerve sensitivity and the resistance to touch that many fibromyalgia sufferers have. He only adjusts what is necessary to reduce pain and restore movement.
How does diet fit into fibromyalgia?
Our health team discusses the value of healthy nutrition with all of our patients. For someone with fibromyalgia, we educate you on which foods increase inflammation which can increase pain. Our goal is to keep you pain free and restore your physical activity level as exercise is key to managing fibromyalgia pain.
Will fibromyalgia go away?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which does not yet have a cure. We help you manage your symptoms and believe that you can recover most pain-free days, but the condition will remain.
Dr. Breiding believes in a natural approach to fibromyalgia. Before you try pain-reducing medications, experience the benefits of chiropractic care for managing your symptoms. You will notice an improvement after your first session and as our care continues, you will see and feel lasting benefits. Please call us today at 401-884-8687 to learn more or to schedule your first appointment.