Fibromyalgia is a mysterious syndrome that sometimes stumps doctors. This collection of debilitating fatigue, pain, and other symptoms can keep you from performing everyday tasks or enjoying any of your favorite activities. To add insult to injury, traditional medical approaches often involve long delays in confirming a diagnosis. But you can get the relief you need from the worst of your symptoms , without relying on medication, thanks to the fibromyalgia management options available here at Campion Chiropractic Clinic located in College Station TX.
Fibromyalgia is not as well understood as many other musculoskeletal syndromes. The current theory is that people with fibromyalgia have too little serotonin in relation to another neurotransmitter called Substance P. Since serotonin contributes feelings of well-being and comfort, while substance P plays a role in pain sensitivity, the result is an extreme awareness of and hypersensitivity to pain signals. This causes muscles to tense up into tight knots known as tender points, adding to the generalized feelings of pain throughout the body. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, migraines, foggy thinking, and irritable bowel syndrome. Fibromyalgia seems to afflict women more frequently than men; physical and emotional trauma may trigger its onset.
Getting treatment for fibromyalgia is no small task. Since the underlying causes of fibromyalgia are so hard to pin down and evaluate, the only way for doctor to confirm a diagnosis is by requiring patients to display a certain number of tender points in all four quadrants of the body for at least 3 months. That's a long time to wait for treatment -- especially when individual tender points may seem to come and go.
Fortunately, Dr. Sehorn can do a thorogh evaluation so you don’t have to wait for care. Here at Campion Chiropractic Clinic, we can simply focus on making your body function as normally as possible, thus easing the symptoms created by chemical imbalances and musculoskeletal tension. We can also correct any other issues that may be causing you pain (which is being amplified by your fibromyalgia). Chiropractic care can help correct cervical nerve impingement, a known problem for many fibromyalgia sufferers, while allowing for more efficient nerve signaling. At the same time, cold laser therapy, myofascial release, Graston therapy, Dynamic taping / Rock Tape can help you control your aches and pains without drugs.
Rest assured that you can fight back against the disabling symptoms of fibromyalgia. Call Campion Chiropractic Clinic at (979) 464-4400 to schedule an evaluation so we can develop your own individual fibromyalgia management plan!