Fibromyalgia Chiropractic Singapore
Fibromyalgia Chiropractic Singapore
If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you
may be wondering what the disorder means for you. The condition still
remains a mystery, although an estimated 3 to 6 percent of Americans,
predominantly women, have fibromyalgia syndrome. Even diagnosing the
condition can be complex: according to the National Fibromyalgia
Association, it can take a patient up to 4 years to be accurately
Fibromyalgia is typically diagnosed in patients with:
Widespread pain in all 4 quadrants of the body for a minimum of 3 months; and
Tenderness or pain in at least 11 tender points when pressure is
applied. These tender points cluster around the neck, shoulder, chest,
hip, knee, and elbow regions.
Some fibromyalgia experts say, however, that many people may still have
fibromyalgia with fewer than 11 tender points if they have widespread
pain and several other common symptoms, including:
Dizziness or light headedness
Cognitive or memory impairment
Malaise and muscle pain after exertion
Numbness and tingling sensations
Skin and chemical sensitivities
Fibromyalgia Chiropractic Singapore:
Correct Diagnosis Is Key
Correct diagnosis of fibromyalgia is very elusive, so if you are
diagnosed with the disorder—or suspect that you have it—seek the opinion
of more than 1 health care provider. Other conditions may create
fibromyalgia—like pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Ruling other
conditions out first is very important.
In addition to clinical evaluation that will assess possible causes of
your pain, your doctor may need to order blood work to determine if you
Other rheumatic diseases
Allergies and nutritional deficiencies
Disorders that cause pain, fatigue, and other fibromyalgia-like symptoms.
If the tests show that you have 1 of these conditions, treatment will
focus on addressing that problem first. If your pain is caused by a
muscle or joint condition, chiropractic care may help relieve it more
effectively than other therapies.
Fibromyalgia Chiropractic Singapore:
If no underlying cause for your symptoms can be identified, you may
have classic fibromyalgia. The traditional allopathic approach includes a
prescription of prednisone, anti-inflammatory agents, antidepressants,
sleep medications, and muscle relaxants. These temporarily relieve the
symptoms, but they do produce side effects. If you prefer a natural
approach, the following suggestions may be helpful:
Studies have shown that a combination of 300 to 600 mg of magnesium
per day, along with malic acid, may significantly reduce may
significantly reduce the number of tender points and the pain felt at
those that remain. B vitamins may also be helpful.
Eating more omega-3 fatty acids and fewer saturated fats has shown
promise in fibromyalgia patients. Limit red meat and saturated fats and
increase the amounts of omega-3 fatty acids by including fish, flax, and
walnut oils in your diet. Fatty acid deficiencies can interfere with
the nervous system and brain function, resulting in depression and poor
memory and concentration.
Improving the quality of sleep can help reduce fatigue. Watch your
caffeine intake, especially before going to bed. Reduce TV and computer
time. If you watch TV in the evening, choose relaxing, funny programs
instead of programs with violent or disturbing content. Ask your doctor
of chiropractic for other natural ways to help you sleep better.
Stress-managing strategies can also help address anxiety or
depression issues. Cognitive therapy has been shown helpful in relieving
fibromyalgia patients’ negative emotions and depression by changing
their perception of themselves and attitudes toward others.
A traditional gym-based or aerobic exercise program may exacerbate
fibromyalgia symptoms and is not recommended. Instead, yoga, Pilates, or
tai chi—which offer mild stretching, relaxation, and breathing
techniques—may work better than vigorous exercise.
Studies have shown that acupuncture is another effective,
conservative approach to treating fibromyalgia symptoms and many doctors
of chiropractic offer this service right in their offices.
Chiropractic care has consistently ranked as one of the therapeutic
approaches that offer the most relief for the fibromyalgia patient. Your
doctor of chiropractic can also include massage therapy, ultrasound and
electrical stimulation in the treatment program, which may help relieve
stress, pain, and other symptoms.
Your doctor of chiropractic has the knowledge, training, and expertise
to help you understand your problem and, in many cases, to manage it
successfully. Remember, however, that the treatment program can be
successful only with your active participation. If your doctor of
chiropractic feels that he or she cannot help you, you will be directed
to another health care provider.
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