Fibromyalgia is a condition that is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. While the cause is unknown, it is believed to be related to abnormalities in how the brain processes pain signals. Chiropractic care with us at Chiropractic of Bellevue serving Bellevue, WA, may be able to help manage your symptoms.
This is a heightened sense of pain that can be triggered by stimuli that would normally cause pain. People with fibromyalgia may experience hyperalgesia or increased sensitivity to pain. This means that they may feel pain more intensely than people without this condition. Hyperalgesia can be triggered by stimuli that would normally cause only small amounts of pain, such as a paper cut.
This is when people feel pain from stimuli that would not normally cause pain. Allodynia is a type of pain caused by stimuli that would not normally cause pain. For example, a person with allodynia may feel pain from a light touch or from cold temperatures. Both hyperalgesia and allodynia can be very painful and can make everyday activities difficult. Our chiropractor may be able to help manage the pain by reducing inflammation and improving nerve function.
This is the most common type of pain associated with fibromyalgia. It might be described as a deep ache that affects the muscles and tendons. The pain is usually widespread, meaning it affects multiple areas of the body. Muscle pain can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks, such as lifting objects or walking up the stairs.
Joint pain is another common type of pain experienced by people with fibromyalgia. The pain can be described as a burning or stabbing sensation. It can make it difficult to move the affected joints, resulting in stiffness and reduced range of motion.
Neuropathic pain is caused by damage or injury to the nervous system. This type of pain can be sharp and shooting, or it can be a burning sensation. It is often described as feeling like an electrical shock. Neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat because it does not respond well to pain medications.
Headaches are different from migraines, although they can feel similar. These headaches are usually a dull ache that is felt on both sides of the head. They can also be accompanied by neck pain.
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Chiropractic care may be able to help manage the pain of fibromyalgia by reducing inflammation and improving nerve function. If you are suffering from any of the above types of pain, chiropractic care at Chiropractic of Bellevue may be able to help. Call us at (425) 802-5432 to schedule an appointment or visit our clinic in Bellevue, WA.