Fibromyalgia is a condition often misdiagnosed and misunderstood in the medical community. There’s also a lot of confusion around Fibromyalgia and the symptoms generally associated with the condition.


Symptoms may include some, most or all of the following:

  • Pain: constant dull pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Pain occurs on both sides of the body

  • Sleep problems

  • Fibro fog: difficulty in focusing or paying attention

  • Fatigue: people with this condition often feel tired and weak, sleep for longer periods and wake up with pain

  • Insomnia or waking up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep

  • Stiffness upon waking or after staying in one position for too long

  • Abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and constipation alternating with diarrhea (irritable bowel syndrome)

  • Tension or migraine headaches

  • Jaw and facial tenderness

  • Sensitivity to one or more of the following: odors, noise, bright lights, medications, certain foods, and cold

  • Feeling depressed

  • Numbness or tingling in the face, arms, hands, legs, or feet

  • Increase in urinary urgency or frequency (irritable bladder)

 Traditional Response  

The exact cause is unknown. Some in traditional medicine attribute the cause of Fibromyalgia to infection, genetics or trauma. There's no cure and there is also no test that can actually diagnose Fibromyalgia.  Doctors will typically work through other medical issues with similar symptoms and test for those first. If your symptoms cannot be explained by another medical situation, then the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia may occur. It is common to go to several different doctors and specialists before the diagnosis is made. 

The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractic care corrects a form of stress known as the subluxation. This restores proper movement to your structural system, permitting greater energy, information and nutrients to flow over your nerves and tissues and throughout your body. When corrected, your entire body begins to re-balance. Just as a periodic dental checkup is necessary to keep your teeth healthy, a chiropractic checkup is necessary to ensure a nervous system that is free from nerve stress permitting you to experience greater healing and well-being. No matter what diseases or conditions you have, you can benefit from a healthy spine and structural system.

Chiropractors are Specially Trained

Only a doctor of chiropractic is specially trained to locate and correct subluxations. Every sufferer of Fibromyalgia should consider chiropractic care. The doctors at the Chiropractic Center have been effectively helping patients with symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia for over 18 years. A body without subluxations is in a better position to resist abnormalities and diseases of all kinds.

Erik McNair