Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Specialist
When you suffer from fibromyalgia, the muscle and joint pain combined with fatigue and confusion can make you feel like your body is fighting against you. If you’ve been diagnosed with this chronic pain condition and want a real solution instead of masking your symptoms with medications, it’s time to contact Dr. Robert Hausman at Hausman Chiropractic. If you’re looking for a doctor who uses holistic treatments and procedures, call Dr. Hausman’s Austin, Texas, office to schedule your initial consultation or book it online today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

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What causes fibromyalgia?

The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but most doctors agree that it’s the result of a problem with the way pain signals from your nerves are processed in your spinal cord and brain.

This communication breakdown leads to a range of symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Trigger points
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Issues with concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Who’s at risk for developing fibromyalgia?

Although anyone can get fibromyalgia, certain individuals are more at risk than others. That includes women, people who don’t exercise, and those who have:

  • Another chronic pain condition
  • Experienced physical or emotional abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A mood disorder
  • A family history of fibromyalgia

How is fibromyalgia treated?

When you see Dr. Hausman for fibromyalgia, he takes an alternative approach to treating the condition. Instead of offering you a variety of prescription medications, including those that impact brain function and are highly addictive, he creates a customized treatment plan that takes a whole-person approach to address your specific issues and symptoms.

Depending on your condition, he may recommend:

  • Spinal realignment
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture

Beyond these treatments, he often prescribes at-home exercises that work to strengthen the body.

He may suggest stress-reducing activities like deep breathing or yoga, which also work to increase mobility and flexibility. Dr. Hausman may also ask that you engage in foam rolling to loosen muscles and release knots, reducing muscular pain throughout your body.

What can you do to improve fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be managed through simple lifestyle changes. The most important things you can do include:

  • Eating a real food diet
  • Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Improving your posture
  • Making your workspace more ergonomic
  • Engaging in stress reduction, including meditation

If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or think you may have the condition, finding a doctor who takes a holistic, self-healing approach can make a world of difference. Call Hausman Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment or book it online.

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