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Fibromyalgia Specialist

Spence Chiropractic Center

Chiropractors located in San Diego, CA

Having fibromyalgia can take a serious toll on your quality of life by making it hard to enjoy your usual activities. Finding effective relief for pain and other symptoms of this condition can also be a challenge. At Spence Chiropractic Center in San Diego, California, you can get treatment for fibromyalgia that provides you with relief. Dr. Christopher Spence offers chiropractic care for patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes you to experience musculoskeletal pain in many parts of your body. Although this condition is more common in women, men can end up with it too.

What are the signs of fibromyalgia?

When you have fibromyalgia, you might experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain that usually feels like a widespread, dull ache that affects both sides of your body
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Fatigue that might include waking up feeling tired due to sleep disruptions

Why do I have fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia isn’t known, but researchers believe it’s associated with genetic factors, certain kinds of infections, physical trauma, or emotional stress. When you have this condition, your brain might undergo changes that cause you to experience frequent pain. You might also become more sensitive to pain overall, which can make your symptoms seem more severe.

Do I need treatment for fibromyalgia?

Although there isn’t a cure for this condition, it’s important to manage your symptoms on a regular basis. If you don’t, you might end up having serious sleep problems or ongoing pain that prevent you from going about your usual activities. You also have a higher risk of depression if this condition goes untreated.

How does chiropractic care help fibromyalgia?

Dr. Spence might recommend receiving chiropractic care for fibromyalgia if other forms of treatments haven’t been effective. These adjustments help ensure that your joints are aligned correctly, which helps ease pressure and tension on your nerves. This can help relieve pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of this condition.

How does physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Dr. Spence might add physical therapy to your treatment plan for fibromyalgia. This type of treatment helps make your muscles stronger and your joints more flexible, which helps ease pain and stiffness.

A combination of physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments might provide you with ongoing relief from fibromyalgia symptoms so that you can go back to your regular activities.

If you need fibromyalgia treatment in San Diego, please contact Spence Chiropractic Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spence.