It is estimated that 2-4% of the US population has Fibromyalgia – nine out of 10 are women. Unfortunately, there is still no diagnostic test to determine if someone has the condition. Learn the symptoms and treatment options Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offers for Fibromyalgia in Red Bank, NJ. One of the most important criteria to determine whether or not you may have fibromyalgia is significant pain in very specific areas of your body including these symptoms listed below.
Fibromyalgia Signs and Symptoms:
- Pain and Tenderness around your collar bones
- Pain on the inside of your elbows
- Discomfort on the inside of your knees
- Pain or tension on your hips
Usually these locations are symmetrical, so you’ll have pain equally present on both sides of your body. Experiencing significant pain when someone presses on those areas or on both sides is an indicator of fibromyalgia.
Individuals with fibromyalgia often report that they have pain all over their bodies, including their muscles, ligaments and tendons. Fibromyalgia patients often have the feeling of exhaustion as well as other conditions like depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ringing of the ears and headaches.
Another major part of the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is a condition of sleep disturbance. Usually patients who undergo Fibromyalgia treatment would be to make sure they are sleeping better.
Effective Holistic Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Optimize your Vitamin D levels
New research shows that Vitamin D is very effective for muscle pain for many reasons, you should have your Vitamin D levels tested and make sure you they are optimized. Optimizing your Vitamin D levels can make a significant different in your overall health and well-being.
Eat Well & Get more Rest
Eating well should include eating whole, non-processed foods. You should concentrate on eating fresh foods that are locally grown or organic. You also want to make sure you have a balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
There are a few foods that should be avoided by fibromyalgia patients these include: corn, wheat, dairy, citrus, soy and nuts.
Sleeping should be priority number one on effectively treating your fibromyalgia. It is important to realize that even when you live a healthy lifestyle which includes getting appropriate sun and vitamin D levels, eating organic and exercising if your body is not getting the proper amount of rest you will experience negative health consequences.
Implement a Regular Exercise Program
One of the most important strategies to help you sleep is regular exercise. Patients suffering from fibromyalgia pain often chose not to exercise due to the fact that they are in. However, research actually shows that a combination of aerobic activity and strength training can help improve fibromyalgia symptoms.
It is important to remember that tolerance is a key point if you suffer from fibromyalgia – you don’t want to do exercise that will actually worsen your condition.
If you perform an exercise that aggregates your pain within a few hours or the next day. It is a good to gauge that you’ve done too much.
Chiropractic & Acupuncture Treatment for Fibromyalgia
Our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation office offers both chiropractic and acupuncture treatments for Fibromyalgia. When the spine is not properly aligned, the body is left vulnerable to a number of illnesses, including fibromyalgia. Chiropractic care is a treatment that can correct the misalignments in the spine to ensure optimal health.
Acupuncture can be used to help the body’s natural balance and to help release blocked energy and stimulate the body to heal itself. The body was designed to release neurotransmitters naturally. Endorphins enhance the immune system and help to alleviate pain.
If you are interested in learning more about our Fibromyalgia treatments contact our office at 732-345-1377 today. Help treat your Fibromyalgia naturally with our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation holistic Fibromyalgia treatments.