When you have fibromyalgia, it can be hard to find effective pain management solutions. But you don’t have to risk the side effects of prescription medications to manage your condition. At our practice in Otsego, Michigan, we specialize in innovative and drug-free solutions for treating numerous health conditions, including chronic pain issues like fibromyalgia. You can find the perfect solution to address all of your fibromyalgia symptoms at Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic.
Here are five treatments that can benefit you.
1. Chiropractic adjustments
Most people schedule an appointment with their chiropractor when they have a specific injury or after a car accident. But, regular chiropractic adjustments can help with several health problems, including fibromyalgia.
Your musculoskeletal system and nervous system play an essential role in your overall health. By making gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to your joints and spine, we can correct alignment issues that affect the ability of your nervous system to function properly. As we restore balance to your body, you can find relief from a broad range of fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain and fatigue. Chiropractic adjustments can also improve your sleep quality and range of motion.
2. Cox® Technic flexion distraction
Cox Technic flexion distraction is a unique hands-on spinal manipulation technique designed specifically for pain management. During these treatments, you lie facedown on a special table while we gently and rhythmically adjust your spine to offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Relieving intradiscal pressure
- Opening up the spinal canal between your vertebrae
- Reducing pressure on your spinal nerves
- Restoring motion to your spinal joints
This evidence-based technique promotes natural healing, offers immediate pain relief, and feels good at the same time.
3. Massage therapy
Massage is a soft tissue therapy focused on your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues that offers numerous therapeutic benefits, including:
- Reducing stiffness and muscle tension
- Increasing blood flow and lymphatic flow throughout your body
- Lowering your heart rate and blood pressure
- Improving your range of motion
Having regular massages also provides stress relief and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression.
Similar to massage therapy, HydroMassage focuses on your soft tissues. But, this approach uses a special therapeutic bed filled with water. During your HydroMassage session, you select the specific areas of your body to massage and the exact intensity of pressure you want – and you get to leave your clothes on the entire time!
If you have fibromyalgia, HydroMassage can offer several benefits, including:
- Relieving minor aches and pains
- Reducing muscle stiffness, tension, and soreness
- Decreasing your stress and anxiety
- Increasing your circulation
- Providing deep relaxation and a feeling of well-being
You can also customize the length of your HydroMassage and see results in a little as 10 minutes.
5. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Also known as TENS therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation relies on small electrodes placed on the skin to deliver electrical impulses to specific nerve pathways throughout your body. We use this therapy to treat a wide range of pain conditions, including osteoarthritis, postoperative pain, and fibromyalgia. This treatment is safe and very well-tolerated. And, unlike many pain relievers, electrical nerve stimulation tends to provide even better results with regular use.
As part of your fibromyalgia therapy plan, you can expect to TENS to improve not only your pain but also other symptoms like fatigue.
To learn more about non-drug solutions for fibromyalgia, call us at Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic – 269-237-0369 – or schedule an appointment online today.