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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterized by a high level of sensitivity throughout the entire musculoskeletal system which results in pain throughout the body. There is no definitive blood test that declares that a person has fibromyalgia, instead, it is typically diagnosed by identifying numerous tender spots on the body. But fibromyalgia isn't just about being oversensitive. Sufferers in Fargo, ND also experience symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, depression and/or anxiety related disorders, and TMJ pain in the jaw.
Determining the cause of Fibromyalgia has proved to be a challenging task. Theories on the cause range from it being an extension of a psychological problem, such as depression, to it stemming from a physiological trauma to it being a central nervous system disorder with neurochemical imbalances. This lack of clarity is frustrating for many, and it is not uncommon for a patient to seek out a chiropractor in Fargo to get whatever relief they can.
Perhaps one of the major reasons why pinpointing the cause of fibromyalgia has been so difficult is because the specific cause of these symptoms varies greatly from person to person. At Dakota Clinic of Chiropractic, we don't look to find a blanket cause of fibromyalgia, or any other condition we treat, As a certified Fibromyalgia Center of America our diagnostic method is set up to determine which of your fibromyalgia symptoms are most difficult to manage and work to give you the type of relief you need the most. At Dakota Clinic of Chiropractic in Fargo ND our ND chiropractor, Dr. Matthew Christianson has helped many fibromyalgia patients reduce the amount of pain and other symptoms they suffer from by listening closely and thoughtfully prescribing an administering a treatment plan that is best suited to their needs.
Those with fibromyalgia often work very closely with their healthcare providers in order to get relief from whatever symptoms they can. In many cases, this includes visits to their chiropractor. Many have found relief through chiropractic care that uses a combination of chiropractic adjustments and ischemic compression. In one study, it was reported that over half the patients that participated in this chiropractic treatment regimen had reduced pain, better sleep, and less fatigue.
Chiropractors use their knowledge of the neuromusculoskeletal system and its relationship to the nervous system and apply it to their individualized prescribed treatment while staying mindful of the fibromyalgia patient’s sensitivities.
At Dakota Clinic of Chiropractic, we are dedicated to finding the cause of any pain or discomfort you might be feeling, whether it is from an ongoing health condition, such as fibromyalgia or arthritis or a specific sports injury, and look forward to working with you to find the treatment that will allow you to achieve the highest level of wellness possible. Contact us at (701) 566-5455 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
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In 2008 I had double knee replacement and in 2012 another replacement on my left knee, doctors thinking it was the material in the replacement causing inflammation that was resulting in so much pain. That didn’t work and my pain was getting worse. I was on a lot of pain meds and after 10 years of taking them they were not working very well.
I tried everything out there that might help even going to Mayo Clinic. Nothing was working and I was giving up. I read Dr. Christenson’s ad that popped up on my iPad. It was something I’d never tried so decided to try one more time.
It didn’t work immediately but Dr. Christenson encouraged me to keep going. About a month into the procedure it started working and every week I got better and better. I can walk longer distances and climbing steps and even kneeling with very little pain.
Thank you Dr. Christenson for helping me and encouraging me to keep going. You had changed my quality of life. You have a wonderful friendly staff.