Fibromyalgia: How to Diagnose and Effective Treat

Fibromyalgia is a controversial and complicated condition to understand. For proper diagnosis and treatment, a wide variety of factors need to be considered including "head-to-toe" joint and muscle function, nutrition, and lifestyle issues. A thorough examination including orthopedic and neurologic testing, as well as other specialized tests, will help to determine the exact causes of your symptoms and your individualized treatment plan. Very often, a comprehensive treatment program addressing all of these issues leads to significant improvement.

Joint and soft tissue manipulation is often very helpful in relieving the aches and pains of fibromyalgia and related conditions. Other treatment options may include ultrasound or electrical muscle stimulation, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, and massage therapy & myofascial release techniques. These procedures, combined with nutritional & herbal medicine, and/or homeopathy constitute a comprehensive, holistic approach.

Although researchers are still a long way from finding a "cure" for fibromyalgia, chiropractic treatment and care is usually very successful in the effective management of this condition. However, if after examination we conclude that your case cannot be helped with conservative care, a prompt referral will be made.

Contact Watkins Family Chiropractic today at 952-440-4553 for more information. We're ready to help you! Chiropractor Dr. Josh Watkins and his team provides chiropractic adjustments and fibromyalgia treatment to patients in Savage, Prior Lake, Burnsville and surrounding cities in Scott County, Minnesota. We also provide effective massage therapy services. This can be paired with a chiropractic treatment plan, or you can book massages separately.

Read more about fibromyalgia at the National Fibromyalgia Association website.

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