Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Benefits of chiropractic care for Fibromyalgia

Helps to decrease muscle pains
Increase proper body movement
Increases mental and physical well being


Fibromyalgia affects 3-6% of the population and is a very difficult illness to diagnose. It causes muscles to continuously contract losing their natural flexibility and decreasing overall movement of the spine.

Chiropractic care can be very beneficial for those who have fibromyalgia because it can help prevent abnormal muscle spasms and increase overall movement of the spine and body.

What causes Fibromyalgia?

The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Although it has been linked to sever infection, extreme stress, cervical lesions, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hypothyroidism.
Fibromyalgia causes loss of normal movement of the spine by decreasing neurological reflexes and provoking the muscles to further contract.
The vicious cycle will continue and over time will cause increased pain, decreased muscle function, loss of normal movement, difficulty sleeping.

What can a chiropractor do to help?

1. Complete Chiropractic Exam

Including a complete orthopedic and neurological exam of your entire spine.

2. Specific Chiropratic adjustments

These precised spinal adjustments to increase the overall function and movement of the spine.

3. Correct alignment of the vertebrae

By restoring the correct alignment of the spine and spinal curvature this will relax the ligaments and muscles of the spine which decreasing the stress on the nervous system.

4. Increase the nervous system communication

Increase the communication between the brain and the body (muscles) so that the muscles function correctly, thus easing muscle tension, increasing normal muscle movement, and improving overall health.

Studies show: Chiropractic adjustments help.

Reference from Eur Spine J.
2016 Feb 6.

“For cervicogenic headaches, … …manual therapy (manipulation with or without mobilization) to the cervical and thoracic spine may also be helpful.”