Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic health condition that is notorious for extreme fatigue and widespread pain in the body’s muscles and bones. The exhaustion can be due to the sleep deprivation experienced by people with fibromyalgia. If you’re one of those who has the condition, you can probably relate to the pain and difficulty in obtaining a good night’s sleep every night. To add on the agony, staying awake heightens the pain even more.
Here at Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care in Farmington, Michigan, our fibromyalgia chiropractor in Farmington knows that a night of restful sleep is the foundation of your healthy waking life. Later we’ll share eight helpful tips to help fibromyalgia sufferers attain a good night’s sleep. Keep reading to understand the basics of fibromyalgia.
Chronic pain throughout the body and extreme fatigue are the hallmark symptoms of FM. Other symptoms associated with it are listed below:
Sometimes patients may have more than one chronic condition that occurs with FM, such as the following:
While anyone can develop FM, some people are more susceptible to it, such us women, middle-aged adults, and those with a family member who has fibromyalgia. Furthermore, people who have one of these conditions are also more prone to having FM:
Researchers are still studying the exact cause of FM. Some things are believed to trigger or contribute to fibromyalgia:
If you believe you have FM, you may be required to see different doctors and undergo several tests before getting a final diagnosis. Until all other conditions are ruled out, doctors are reluctant to give a fibromyalgia diagnosis. To follow the procedures for diagnosing FM, there are some questions they may ask you:
Your first step towards relief should be finding a doctor who specializes in fibromyalgia and a skilled chiropractic clinic that is able to help you manage your condition. Natural relief options are recommended, such as lifestyle changes and therapy. Over-the-counter or prescription medications may also be added, such as the following:
One of the simplest yet most essential things you can do to care for your fibromyalgia is to get a full night’s sleep as much as possible. Here are some tips to help you develop better sleeping habits:
Another relief option to consider for those with fibromyalgia is maintaining the health of your spine and neck. A misalignment in the bones of the upper neck, particularly in the C1 and C2 vertebrae, is a common occurrence among fibromyalgia sufferers. When this happens, the proper function of the central nervous system is disrupted. The central nervous system is comprised of the spinal cord, brain, and brainstem. A misalignment in this area can put excessive pressure on the brainstem, leading to the sending of flawed pain signals to the brain. This can easily result in the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
We perform a mild, painless technique that helps the bones to realign naturally without using force on the spine to provide Farmington, MI fibromyalgia relief . We will move your bones into their original place, to restore the correct communication between your brain and brainstem. Many fibromyalgia patients who have received our care have noticed a decrease in their fibromyalgia symptoms and an improvement in their overall quality of life.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.