Fibromyalgia Specialist

1st Place Health, LLC

Physical Medicine located in Scottsburg, IN

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that causes some people to be unable to work, take care of their homes, or even enjoy their lives. The chronic pain and other symptoms of this disorder are disruptive and frustrating, but effective treatment is available. Dr. Scott Craig offers customized treatment programs to people with fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, and other related condition. Please contact 1st Place Health in Scottsburg, Indiana, to make an appointment today or use their handy online scheduling tool.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder that causes a number of symptoms, including:

  • Mood problems
  • Memory problems
  • Widespread pain in your muscles and bones
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest

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.

Why do headaches occur?

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.

How can chiropractic help with fibromyalgia and headaches?

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:

Chiropractic care
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
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.

Physical therapy
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.

How effective is chiropractic care for fibromyalgia?

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.