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Fibromyalgia is a condition that can interfere with your day to day life as well as your sleep. Some common symptoms are constant fatigue, heightened sensitivity to pain, depression, anxiety, and irregular sleep patterns. A holistic approach to reduce your pain and fibromyalgia symptoms is available at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Los Angeles, California without using prescription medications or drugs. Book your appointment today to get rid of your Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue. The underlying causes for this condition are unclear but it may have something to with your nerves, spinal cord, and brain interpreting pain improperly. These risk factors increase your risk of developing fibromyalgia:

  • Being a woman
  • Chronic health conditions like arthritis
  • Being a victim of abuse or having post-traumatic stress disorder
  • A mood disorder like depression or anxiety
  • A family history of fibromyalgia
  • Insufficient exercise

What are some fibromyalgia symptoms?

A chronic ache all over your body characterizes this condition. Pain may worsen at specific trigger points and can range from mild to severe.

Men and women who have this condition often describe fibromyalgia pain as a burning, tightening, or twitching sensation. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia are:

  • A low pain threshold
  • Heightened sensitivity
  • Difficulty concentrating and remembering, called fibro fog
  • Constant fatigue
  • Feeling anxious, nervous, worried, or depressed
  • Trouble falling asleep and low-quality sleep

How is fibromyalgia treated?

In western medicine, doctors treat fibromyalgia with a range of pharmaceuticals, many of which lead to serious side effects that require additional medications.

At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center a natural solution to reduce your specific fibromyalgia symptoms will be used. Some treatments that could be used are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic massage
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Gentle spinal adjustments
  • Nutritional guidance

Your chiropractor may recommend lifestyle changes to decrease the symptoms of fibromyalgia. He may discuss starting a daily, low-impact exercise routine and improving your sleep hygiene.

If you’ve struggled to manage your fibromyalgia, don’t give up. Call the office today to schedule your consultation or book it online now.