Will chiropractic relieve the pain from Fibromyalgia?

Hello Annelize,
I find great danger in labeling a patient with this. Just this week a patient labelled with rheumatoid arthritis for fifteen years, and now declared that no, sorry, all a mistake.

I confess I'm no expert on fibromyalgia so I cannot confidently give you a big yes.

I would recommend you call local chiropractors and ask them for an opinion as to whether chiropractor could help you. For me what is important is first a thorough chiropractic examination. If no subluxations are found, then you have your answer.

Two thoughts. First is that most of the fibromyalgic patients I've treated have been over weight. Fatty tissue has now been proved to released inflammatory substances in the body.

Secondly, a high omega 6 to omega 3 ratio is strongly inflammatory. Change from seed oils like sunflower to olive oil, and greatly increase the omega 3 in the diet. Principally from fatty fish, freshly ground flax seed and walnuts.

Stretching any inflammed muscle, carefully and gently initially, will help help. And gentle exercise like swimming can only help.

I hope this contributes.

Dr b

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