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Fibromyalgia Treatment From Your Lake Forest Chiropractor

When you notice pain and discomfort throughout your body, you may have concerns about the symptoms you develop. Fibromyalgia impacts your life in a variety of ways and it may reduce the quality of your life when you ignore the symptoms and avoid treatment. At Olsen Chiropractic APC, we offer the care and treatment you need to address the symptoms you experience and get back to your normal activities.

woman suffering from fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia refers to a musculoskeletal condition that causes pain and discomfort in your body. The condition is often misunderstood due to the complexity of the symptoms, so it may take time to identify the problem in certain situations. 

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The symptoms of fibromyalgia help professionals determine when to provide treatment. Since the condition is often overlooked, you want to clarify the symptoms you experience with a chiropractor before you consider any treatments.

Common signs of the condition include:

  • Widespread muscle pain
  • Pain in your joints
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of depression
  • Social isolation due to the pain

While the severity of your symptoms may vary, you want to pay attention to fatigue that becomes debilitating. If you constantly feel tired and you notice chronic pain throughout your body, you want to seek treatment for the condition. Fibromyalgia syndrome develops when your symptoms worsen in severity. A hallmark of fibromyalgia syndrome is the decreased pain threshold and pain at trigger points. It may also cause depression or anxiety, which further isolates individuals from peers and family members.

How a Chiropractor in Lake Forest Helps with the Symptoms

A chiropractor in Lake Forest recognizes the symptoms of fibromyalgia and offers natural and holistic treatments to address the discomfort. At Olsen Chiropractic, we focus on alleviating the pain and symptoms you develop from fibromyalgia after identifying the underlying cause of your pain.

Since a chiropractor specializes in the musculoskeletal system, a professional in our clinic recognizes the possible factors that contribute to your symptoms. We realize that a key part of the condition is compression, or pressure, on specific points in your neck and spine. Cervical spinal stenosis contributes to your symptoms by compressing the coverings on your upper spine. As a result, you develop pain and your spine does not work as effectively.

Other factors may contribute to your symptoms at different points in your spine and back. When you have compression on any area of your spine, it contributes to pain in your body. A chiropractor recognizes the signs of compression and provides a natural solution to reduce pressure on your nerves and back.

While a chiropractor takes steps to reduce pressure on your spine, we also provide solutions to reduce your pain while your body heals. Spinal adjustments and decompression therapy allow your body to relax and encourage natural healing throughout your body. Over time, you will notice less pain throughout your body.

Fibromyalgia impacts your health by causing pain and discomfort. It causes individuals to avoid loved ones and may result in feelings of depression and anxiety.

Visit Dr. Olsen Today

By treating the condition early and focusing on the underlying factors that contribute to your symptoms, you avoid long-term isolation and allow your body to heal. To learn more about treating fibromyalgia or to set up an appointment with a chiropractor in our clinic, call (949) 859-5192 today.

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