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Fibromyalgia Treatment

Our Chiropractor in Bangor Treats Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is as mysterious and frustrating as it is debilitating, in part because its origins and causes are not yet perfectly understood. But even conditions that currently have no known cure can respond favorably to conservative care, and fibromyalgia is no exception. That's why our chiropractor in Bangor, Dr. Robin Gooden, offers a variety of natural fibromyalgia treatment methods at Back in Balance Wellness Center.

Fibromyalgia Treatment with a Bangor Chiropractor in Bangor

Because the underlying mechanisms that initiate a case of fibromyalgia are something of a mystery, many sufferers have had to deal with doctors who scoff at their symptoms or tell them that they are only imaging their agonies. But the discomfort is real enough, and it may have something to do with a malfunction in the nervous system's pain threshold, perhaps from an imbalance of the brain's neurotransmitters. Some fibromyalgia sufferers begin experiencing their symptoms after an acute injury or other traumatic event, while others develop it in the aftermath of a long period of intense emotional or psychological stress. These symptoms include:

  • Pain of varying degrees of severity, typically occurring in multiple points on a constant or recurring basis

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Sleep disorders

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Cognitive difficulties ("brain fog")

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Muscle spasms

One notable feature of fibromyalgia is the presence tender points throughout the body these points seem to be referred pain from knots of tight muscle tissue, or trigger points. Fibromyalgia is formally diagnosed based on the presence of tenderness in at least 11 specific points throughout all four quarters of the body, with the symptoms lasting at least 3 months.

Pain Relief and Other Benefits of Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment

Just getting your fibromyalgia diagnosed can be a lengthy and annoying journey in itself. The good news is that we can initiate conservative treatments to deal with your symptoms right away. That's because much of the misery caused by fibromyalgia stems from its amplification of underlying chronic aches and pains -- which we can pinpoint, treat safely and effectively. 

Our chiropractor in Bangor will start by discussing your symptoms and medical history with you and evaluating your spinal alignment. We can then help relieve your symptoms through techniques such as:

  • Chiropractic care - Upper cervical misalignment tend to be fairly common in fibromyalgia sufferers. Chiropractic care can relieve alignment issues that put stress on your muscles and impair your nerve function.

  • Massage therapy - Massage therapy is immensely helpful for treating fibromyalgia. Swedish massage can relax tight muscles and permit you to relax and sleep better, while trigger point massage can break up those recurring muscle knots that set off your tender points.

  • Acupuncture - Studies have indicated that acupuncture provides pain relief for fibromyalgia sufferers -- drug-free pain relief that can last for months.

Contact us at Back in Balance Wellness Center at 207-947-8077 to schedule a consultation about your fibromyalgia. We can help you enjoy a higher level of health, wellness and comfort!