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Fibromyalgia FAQ

Physical pain stems from a variety of situations and concerns. When you develop signs of fibromyalgia, you want to seek chiropractic care in Downtown Toronto to address the symptoms and encourage the healing process. By understanding the foundation of the condition, you identify the right time to seek help from Dr. Brian Dower, Chiropractor.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia refers to a musculoskeletal condition causing physical discomfort, pain and fatigue. It is the second most common musculoskeletal condition after arthritis and it impacts the lives of individuals in unexpected ways.

The condition develops in both men and women, but the rates of women impacted by the condition is ten times higher than men. Since it is often misdiagnosed, you want to seek treatment shortly after noticing the common symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of the Condition?

The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia depend on the severity of the condition. Generally, you notice the discomfort and pain; however, it may lead to serious symptoms when you develop fibromyalgia syndrome. 

Common symptoms associated with the condition include:

  • Widespread muscle and joint pain
  • Worsening pain at specific trigger points or specific joints
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Migraines or tension headaches
  • Tense muscles, particularly in the neck, shoulders and back
  • Abdominal pain
  • Reduced pain tolerance
  • Depression or anxiety

The symptoms may vary based on your situation and the severity of the pain. Generally, the symptoms worsen over time as your tolerance for pain reduces and you want to address the pain before it causes depression, anxiety or related mental health concerns.

How Does a Toronto Chiropractor Help With Your Symptoms?

A Toronto chiropractor in our clinic helps with the symptoms by identifying the cause and then working on a holistic and natural solution. Chiropractic care reduces tension in your muscles and specifically focuses on the neck and spine. 

Proper spinal alignment allows your spine to function properly. As a result, you experience less pain because the brain receives signals properly. The treatment also focuses on helping your body heal with gentle stretches and exercises, which improve circulation and overall health. When combined with the chiropractic adjustments and decompression therapy, the stretches allow your body to start healing and recovery.

Chiropractic care focuses on the musculoskeletal system. A chiropractor understands the importance of proper spinal function and offers the tools to encourage your body to heal and recover.

When Should You Seek Treatment?

When you notice pain and discomfort in your body, you want to seek treatment from a Downtown Toronto chiropractor. Ideally, you should seek treatment if you cannot determine the cause of the pain or you notice worsening discomfort that interferes with your life. You should also seek treatment when you have concerns about developing fibromyalgia.

Treating physical pain and addressing the discomfort associated with fibromyalgia starts with identifying and understanding your needs. At our clinic, we provide the tools to help your body heal and to address the musculoskeletal condition. To learn more about treatment solutions or for an appointment, call 647-931-6551 today.

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