Fibromyalgia Care from Your Scottsdale Chiropractor
Many patients come to Secrest Family Chiropractic seeking relief from the overwhelming effects of fibromyalgia. This condition, which affects some 3-6 million people, can cause fatigue, stiffness, fatigue and multiple tender points in the body. Other symptoms of this life-altering condition may include headaches, insomnia, numbness, memory problems, and irritable bowel syndrome. Its chronic nature may cause long-term damage to muscles, joints and internal organs.
While there currently is no cure for fibromyalgia, our Scottsdale chiropractic care can relieve the debilitating pain associated with this syndrome and help you manage this condition. Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC first performs a thorough examination to determine what symptoms the patient is affected by. He then develops an individualized treatment plan to address the unique symptoms you are experiencing. He may recommend spinal adjustments to loosen the tight knots which may have formed due to the buildup of ground substance, keep the spine from becoming stiff, mobilize weakened joints and reduce overall body pain.
Comprehensive Care Eases Pain for Patients in Tempe and Mesa
One newer treatment our chiropractor may recommend is Koren Specific Technique (KST). This three-step process of challenge, check and correct can lead to longer-lasting and more effective adjustments, while also minimizing pain. By ensuring that the spine is functioning properly, we can improve the function of the overall nervous system. Dr. Secrest may also prescribe cold laser therapy for fibromyalgia patients to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and reduce muscle spasms.
Massage therapy is often recommended to ease back pain, help the patient relax, soothe tired muscles, and encourage the flow of oxygen-rich blood. Massage is helpful in stimulating tissue healing and providing much needed pain relief. Our doctor will also advise you on certain lifestyle changes such as exercising, sleep habits, stress management, nutritional counseling and certain nutritional supplements which help in alleviating and managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Our comprehensive approach to managing fibromyalgia symptoms provides sufferers with a natural option to finding long term pain relief.
Do you think you are suffering the effects of fibromyalgia? Let the professional healthcare team at Secrest show you how to go from pain to power.