Fibromyalgia in West Greenwich

Chiropractic West Greenwich RI Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia in West Greenwich is the second most common condition affecting your bones and muscles of the central nervous system. It affects over 10 million Americans. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

Also, studies have shown that women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.

What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia in West Greenwich?

  • Widespread pain throughout your body ~ The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least three months. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.
  • Fatigue ~ People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is often disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
  • Cognitive difficulties ~ A symptom commonly referred to as "fibro fog" impairs the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks.

Fibromyalgia often coexists with other conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
  • Migraine and other types of headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

Pain symptoms will vary from one person to another and can include any combination of health problems.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

Researchers believe that repeated nerve stimulation causes the brain and spinal cord of people with fibromyalgia to change. This change involves an abnormal increase in levels of certain chemicals in the brain that signal pain. Also, the brain's pain receptors seem to develop a sort of memory of the pain and become sensitized.

There are many factors that lead to these changes such as:

  • Genetics - Because fibromyalgia tends to run in families, there may be certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder.
  • Physical or emotional events - Fibromyalgia can sometimes be triggered by a physical event, such as a car accident. Prolonged psychological stress may also trigger the condition.
  • Infections - Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.

What are the Risk Factors and Complications?

The risk factors for fibromyalgia can include a few things. If you have a family history you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia if a parent or sibling also has the condition. Your sex is a factor knowing that fibromyalgia is diagnosed more often in women than in men. If you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, you may be more likely to develop fibromyalgia.

The pain, fatigue, and poor sleep quality associated with fibromyalgia can interfere with your ability to function at home or on the job. The frustration of dealing with an often misunderstood condition also can result in depression and health-related anxiety. This affects your day-to-day activities and you deserve a better quality of life.

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback Therapy is clinically proven, drug-free, non-invasive, and a painless treatment that can change your brain wave pattern to regulate proven to be symptom-free. Even though there is not a cure for Fibromyalgia we know that it can be made worse. There are three types of brain wave patterns that are making it worse for you:

  • Stress
  • Low activation of the brain
  • Bad communication between the areas of the brain creating chronic pain

Addressing these three brain patterns together your symptoms can reduce and resolve quicker. Our Qeeg brain map can identify these patterns and improve the way your brain is functioning. When your brain is performing better so do you and symptoms will be reduced. Contact the professionals at Chiropractic Neurology Center, and address the underlying brain wave pattern associated with your symptoms.



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