The team of doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine assist men and women living in or around Summerville, South Carolina, to help manage fibromyalgia. Call today to learn more about your treatment options or book an appointment online.
Fibromyalgia is chronic, widespread tenderness and pain throughout the whole body, especially the joints.
This pain can be mild or severe and is described as burning, sharp, aching pain that radiates through the body. It is also known to cause headaches, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. There is no known cure for fibromyalgia; however studies show that chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy can provide relief for the nervous system.
Approximately one in fifty Americans, or between 3 and 6 million people in the US, are estimated to have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is the second most common ailment affecting the musculoskeletal system following osteoarthritis. This diagnosis is not only one with limited answers, but also leaves you falling into a chronic state of increasing pain.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are often widespread and unpredictable, and that typically leads to a lot of frustration for the individual suffering with it as well as their friends and family. There is no standard treatment plan that works for patients suffering with Fibromyalgia, which leads to a lot of misunderstanding about what options you have to live life without pain.
Fifty percent of Fibromyalgia sufferers struggle to perform daily activities, such as walking, doing dishes or cooking, and even bathing. These tasks become very difficult and sometimes impossible – leaving the person feeling hopeless, depressed and ultimately becoming less and less active.