Chiropractic Clinic Fibromyalgia Treatment in Panama City, FL
If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from fibromyalgia, then you can find no better help for this condition than at the Bay Clinic of Chiropractic. Dr. Salamay works with several fibromyalgia patients on improving their quality of life, treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia through a synthesis of chiropractic medicine, therapeutic techniques, and Functional Medicine.
Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood condition, comprising several different symptoms and having no clear cause or source. Research has indicated that fibromyalgia likely has a genetic component, meaning some sufferers are predisposed to this syndrome. On the other hand, fibromyalgia frequently follows trauma to the body caused by major injury, and is also linked to autoimmune disorders and other serious illnesses.
What is known about fibromyalgia is mostly limited to the symptoms. Again, a wide variety of symptoms is reported by patients, from sleep disorders to dizziness to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The main symptom of fibromyalgia is achiness and tenderness in the muscles and joints, and this is the symptom that most commonly leads to a proper diagnosis. This feeling of achiness is frequently accompanied by acute pain throughout the body’s tissues.
Unfortunately, there’s more to fibromyalgia than just this ongoing pain. These are some of the most common additional symptoms that fibromyalgia sufferers experience:
- Depression or anxiety
- Chronic headaches
- Memory problems
- Dry eyes or vision problems
- Skin conditions such as rashes
- Impaired coordination or poor motor control (clumsiness)
- Inability to concentrate
For those who suffer from fibromyalgia, daily life is a constant battle with pain. The patients who are in need of immediate care are those who have suffered from fibromyalgia’s characteristic acute, widespread pain for more than three months, or those who experience pain in several critical body parts simultaneously (limbs, shoulders, neck, ribcage, lower back, thighs, etc.).
Because of the difficulty in knowing the exact origin of the pain experienced by fibromyalgia sufferers, it’s often extremely difficult to treat. At the Bay Clinic, treatment of fibromyalgia begins with a complete review of the patient’s medical history and previous lab results, followed by a series of lab tests to determine the exact nature of the pain. Though there is no “cure” for this condition, depending on the patient’s individual needs, Dr. Salamay can utilize one of several advanced techniques to treat the source of the pain, such as:
- Neurological rehabilitation exercises
- Unilateral adjustments
- Targeted stimulation of affected areas using heat, cold, or electricity
Though it can be terrifying to go through constant pain, it’s important to remember that this condition, however mysterious, is treatable, and patients treated by Dr. Salamay report immense reductions in pain and increases in quality of life.