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