We’ve all heard the word “Fibromyalgia” but most of us really know nothing about this unusual illness. It is by and large difficult to understand but is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, tenderness in specific areas, and feelings of fatigue even after a good night’s rest.
Fibromyalgia is more common in young women than in men. Symptoms occur in the muscles and bone structure. It is estimated that the illness currently affects approximately six million people in the United States. Though fibromyalgia is difficult to identify and treat, it is the third most common diagnosis made by rheumatologists.
Patients often complain of a variety of problems including pain which may occur in the low back area. Stiffness is also a symptom and these two symptoms can sometimes lead doctors to misdiagnose fibromyalgia believing that the patient is suffering with arthritis instead.
While this illness is not life threatening, it is usually chronic and can cause sufferers years of pain, discomfort and fatigue. In the end, someone with fibromyalgia must make adjustments to their lifestyle in order to minimize the pain. The average person suffers for approximately 13 years and during that time, they learn to deal with various aspects of the illness each in their own way.
Do Natural Remedies Work?
Many natural herbal supplements exist that are purported to help along with other treatments like acupuncture, aerobic exercise and certain vitamins. Most patients agree that regular massages as well as chiropractic adjustments do seem to relieve their suffering. Doctors may prescribe sleeping pills to help patients get a sound night’s rest.
Your low back area is made up of a complex network of tendons, muscles and other soft tissue and these nerves can become inflamed causing pain to radiate to other parts of your body. Dr. Bob Seiler at the Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Center believes in treating any condition with a comprehensive treatment plan that offers natural solutions. Dr. Seiler is a well known Salt Lake City chiropractor who believes in addressing medical conditions using natural wholesome options whenever possible.
Dr. Seiler can formulate a personalized treatment plan for you that will enable your body to achieve greater overall health. His goal is optimal health for every patient. Dr. Seiler uses the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic to gently and holistically assist the body’s built-in healing functions to work at their most efficient rate.