Fibromyalgia

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Chiropractors located in Beverly Hills, CA

When you have fibromyalgia, but treatments don’t work or involve unwanted prescription medications, look to Dr. Stephen Jochen and his team of natural pain-relief specialists. At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, California, a wide variety of holistic and effective treatments are available to reduce your pain and fibromyalgia symptoms. If you have fibromyalgia and haven’t found relief, contact the office today. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by muscle and joint pain, as well as fatigue. This chronic condition, although its underlying causes are unclear, may have something to do with a malfunction in the communication of pain among your nerves, spinal cord, and brain.

Specific risk factors increase your risk of developing fibromyalgia:

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

What are some fibromyalgia symptoms?

Every case of fibromyalgia is different, and symptoms range from mild to severe. However, a chronic ache all over your body characterizes the condition. This pain may worsen at specific trigger points.

Men and women who have this condition often describe fibromyalgia pain as burning, tightening, or twitching. If you have fibromyalgia, you may also experience other symptoms:

  • A low pain threshold and sensitivity
  • Difficulty concentrating and remembering, called fibro fog
  • Fatigue that leaves you tired all the time
  • 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. In many cases, these medications are barely effective.

At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center, you can find a natural solution to reduce your specific fibromyalgia symptoms. Dr. Jochen and his team use a variety of treatments to create an individualized plan to lower your pain levels and improve functioning:

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

Your doctor may also recommend changes you can make at home to decrease the symptoms of fibromyalgia. He may discuss starting a daily, low-impact exercise routine and improving your sleep hygiene.

When you’ve struggled to manage your fibromyalgia, don’t give up. Call Dr. Jochen’s office today to schedule your initial consultation or book it online now.