Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that has become more common in recent years. It causes a person to have long term pain and tenderness in muscles, joints, tendons and other soft tissues. There is no know cause and no specific cure. Fibromyalgia is most common in women between the ages of 20-50.
Some conditions seen with fibromyalgia are: chronic neck pain, rigid or stiff muscles, headaches, abnormal pain response, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, shooting/burning pains down arms or legs and whole body aches.
The goals of treatment are to alleviate the pain in the muscles, joints and tendons. A chiropractor can help to alleviate pain in spinal joints through regular chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Elwart is trained to restore the normal position and movement of spinal joints. Muscle pain can sometimes be alleviated through massage therapy. Both of these services are offered at Elwart Family Chiropractic.
Dr. Elwart of Elwart Family Chiropractic will perform a thorough fibromyalgia spinal examination to determine if he can help with your fibromyalgia conditions. Give Dr. Elwart a call today!