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Fibromyalgia Treatment at NJ Spine and Wellness

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. However, in other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.

Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of factors working together. This can include genetics, infections, a physical trauma like a car accident or an emotional trauma.

Symptoms:

  • Widespread pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cognitive difficulties

How Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Fibromyalgia

Physical therapists can teach self-management skills to individuals to provide them with fibromyalgia relief. The NJ Spine and Wellness team can show patients how to relieve pain and stiffness symptoms from their everyday life. Our physical therapists can also help fibromyalgia patients learn how to make sensible decisions about daily activities. This will help prevent flare-ups. When suffering from fibromyalgia, it is important to learn how to build strength and improve range of motion and maintain proper posture. Additionally, physical therapists may show you stretching exercises you can do to help improve muscle flexibility, and relaxation exercises to help reduce muscle tension.

Additional Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Misalignments in the spine and external joints can contribute to fibromyalgia pain and injuries. In addition to physical therapy, NJ Spine and Wellness can help make sure that your spine is properly aligned with chiropractic care to provide fibromyalgia relief. This can ultimately reduce back pain and the potential for back pain by helping improve the way your nervous system functions.

Additionally, NJ Spine and Wellness offers nutrition and pain management to help with symptoms of fibromyalgia. We may recommend diet adjustments to ensure you’re getting the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to heal itself. Plus, losing weight can also lower the stress on your joints and reduce overall pain to provide you with fibromyalgia relief.

In addition, massage therapy can help to reduce widespread pain by loosening muscles and tendons, removing tight spots and it helps to improve circulation throughout your body.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment with NJ Spine and Wellness to find out how we can provide you with Fibromyalgia relief, call us at 877-333-6579 today. Visit the NJ Spine and Wellness location page for details on specific hours and locations for our Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan centers.