Fibromyalgia

An estimated 10 million people today suffer from the effects of fibromyalgia. In addition to the widespread painful sensations, fatigue, moodiness and other symptoms, those affected must contend with the frustration of knowing there is no cure. Physicians do what they can, often prescribing medications to treat these symptoms — but they often are accompanied by side effects or simply don’t work.

If you’re feeling the helplessness that comes from living in pain and knowing that the medical community is puzzled about how to treat fibromyalgia, rest assured that there are proven and natural remedies to treat your symptoms.

For patients in Chicago who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a true solution to help reduce suffering exists. Aligned Modern Health offers holistic treatment for fibromyalgia that is designed to stop the pain, and restore mobility, health and wellness. By combining proven and effective treatment modalities, Aligned Modern Health provides true relief to those suffering the pain of fibromyalgia.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder causing widespread pain that is chronic and, at times, debilitating. It also causes memory problems, mood changes and fatigue. While more common in women, fibromyalgia also can occur in men. This disorder can significantly impact quality of life for affected individuals, particularly if symptoms are severe. It is not life threatening, nor does it cause permanent damage to the muscles or joints.

Patients with fibromyalgia may experience tenderness in their lymph nodes or in localized areas of the body. Depression is another common issue, and the pain can cause anxiety, Raynaud’s Syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome. It’s considered a rheumatic autoimmune syndrome, and symptoms can come and go — one day the patient is able to function normally, only to be bedridden with pain the next.

How to Treat Fibromyalgia

Because fibromyalgia is a complex autoimmune disorder, its treatment is not simple. At Aligned Modern Health, we believe in treating each patient as an individual and addressing the entire body through a combination of treatments. This works well, particularly for patients with fibromyalgia, because our goal is to address the root cause of the problem while also providing immediate and effective relief for pain. Some of the treatment options available for fibromyalgia patients include:

Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Patients suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia may be hesitant to visit a chiropractor. The truth is, not only can chiropractic care be quite an effective form of fibromyalgia treatment, but it also can help the patient feel good enough to get active and moving again. Staying active and exercising are often recommended for people with fibromyalgia and can further reduce the pain.

When you come to our chiropractor for fibromyalgia pain, we will help restore the natural balance of your spinal and skeletal structure through manipulation, stretching and adjustments. This is quite an effective way to manage pain — and, in fact, many patients with fibromyalgia report significant improvement with their neck, back and leg pain with just a few trips to the chiropractor. Our chiropractic team is trained in gentle adjustment techniques that work well with those suffering from chronic pain, and you could see significant improvement with just a few adjustments. With chiropractic care and our physical rehabilitation expertise, we aim to get you active and moving again.

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Fibromyalgia Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncturists place tiny needles into strategic points on the body to stimulate circulation to the area being treated. This stimulates the immune and nervous systems to trigger an anti-inflammatory and positive endorphin response. This time-tested process has also recently been scientifically proven to help reduce pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia find great relief with just a few sessions. Acupuncture for fibromyalgia triggers the body’s natural healing abilities, and can be quite effective.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is another effective treatment available through Aligned Modern Health. Our licensed massage therapists can help stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation through the hands-on techniques of therapeutic massage. Massage helps improve sleep, release muscle tension, reduce pain and increase circulation, all of which have exceptional benefits for those suffering from fibromyalgia. Learn more about massage therapy for fibromyalgia from the caring team at Aligned Modern Health.

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Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition

Are the foods you’re eating making your fibromyalgia worse? They might be. But before you go on a juice fast to try to determine a trigger, take the time to talk to our functional medicine team.

Our functional medicine and clinical nutrition team uses modern diagnostic tools to help you find areas in your diet and lifestyle that could be triggering the fibromyalgia response. After helping you find your specific and unique triggers, our functional medicine team will help you learn how to adjust your lifestyle so you can live free of unnecessary pain and discomfort. Often, this is where traditional medicine falls short in treating fibromyalgia, because it doesn’t focus on the root cause of the inflammatory response. Our functional medicine team helps you take control of your health by improving your diet and lifestyle to help support the effects of the other treatments.

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Convenient Locations for Fibromyalgia Treatment Throughout Chicagoland

If you are ready to find true relief for your fibromyalgia symptoms, without relying on medications, Aligned Modern Health is here to serve you. We have multiple locations throughout the Chicago metro area that can help you get relief through evidence-based complementary treatment modalities. If you’ve been told there’s no hope for your fibromyalgia pain, Aligned Modern Health wants you to know that you do have options! Schedule a consultation to discuss fibromyalgia treatment with our caring team today.

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