Pain Management and Fibromyalgia Doctors in Everett WA
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tender points along both sides of the body. Sore joints and chronic fatigue may coexist with other secondary symptoms, including headaches, anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome. This condition primarily affects women, although men may also be diagnosed. While there is no “cure” for fibromyalgia, chiropractic adjustments and mind-body therapies can help to better manage fatigue and widespread pain. Our goal at Cornerstone Chiropractic is to help alleviate your symptoms by addressing underlying triggers.
Natural Relief for Headaches and Chronic Pain from Fibromyalgia
We know that fibromyalgia pain our patients feel is very real and extremely debilitating. We want to help our patients naturally manage this pain while improving overall health. If you are someone you know has recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it is natural to feel frustrated with traditional treatment methods that rely on medication that is not a long-term solution to managing your pain. Chiropractic care, mind-body therapies and lifestyle changes can help lessen the number of difficult days that you face. While we cannot cure this condition, our treatments bring alleviated pain and increased functionality back to our patients’ lives.
While the underlying cause for fibromyalgia is not fully understood, it is the central nervous system amplifies pain signals, affecting how the brain processes pain. Studies show that in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the spinal cord and brain processes pain differently. Misalignments in the spine may further aggravate this problem, which is why chiropractic adjustments can make a significant difference for overall health. Maintaining proper spinal alignment reduces the risk for fatigue, injury and illness while enhancing your well-being.
Complementary therapies including massage therapy are also an important part of a comprehensive pain management. We recommend regular massage treatments to relieve pain associated with tender points on the body. Massage is a powerful mind-body therapy. The act of massaging sore tissue increases endorphin levels and decreases cortisol levels, creating an enhanced sense of well-being and alleviating feelings of anxiety or depression. After a massage treatment, our patients feel relaxed, centered and calm.
If you are suffering from chronic pain or sore joints, being active may be the last thing on your mind. However, gentle exercise, including low-impact activities like swimming and mind-body exercises like yoga can actually help the body feel better. Speak with one of our chiropractors to discuss a pain management plan that fits with your lifestyle and is most beneficial for you.
At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we follow an integrated approach to pain management that addresses the entire body as a whole. Our Everett chiropractors Dr. Mike and Dr. Lisa have substantial experience helping patients with chronic pain conditions live a full, active life. Do not feel like you are guided by your pain; we can help you. Schedule your appointment today.