Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder that causes a number of symptoms, including:
These issues often continue for months without a clear cause, even when you take steps to feel better. People who have fibromyalgia may also be more likely to experience other painful conditions on a regular basis, such as headaches or migraines.
If you have fibromyalgia, you may experience two different types of headaches: tension headaches or migraines. Tension headaches often develop because of stress, while migraines are believed to be related to interactions between your brainstem and trigeminal nerve. Both of these conditions are more likely to affect patients who have fibromyalgia.
Dr. Craig of 1st Place Health offers several treatment options that may be beneficial to patients with fibromyalgia and/or headaches. Some of the treatments available from our facility include:
Dr. Craig offers a variety of chiropractic treatments, including chiropractic manipulation. Chiropractic manipulation can resolve problems with alignment that make musculoskeletal pain and headaches worse.
Trigger point injections
Trigger point injections may improve pain associated with fibromyalgia, migraines, and tension headaches.
Medical massage loosens stiff muscles and improves blood flow, which can reduce pain and improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Medical massage may also reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
During physical therapy sessions, you’ll participate in exercises designed specifically to your needs. Physical therapy improves strength and reduces pain for people with fibromyalgia.
Each of these treatment options offer advantages for patients with fibromyalgia and/or headaches. In most cases, Dr. Craig will recommend a combination of multiple treatments designed to give you the best possible results.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that often causes symptoms for years. However, chiropractic care and the other minimally-invasive therapies available from 1st Place Health can relieve your symptoms, help you build strength, and improve your overall quality of life.
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