Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disease which includes muscle pain, fatigue and multiple tender points that affects millions of people in the United States. Over 90% of those who develop fibromyalgia are women. The reasons as to why majority of them are women has not yet been established.

Fibromyalgia is a pain in all four quadrants of the body lasting for more than three months. Pain the quadrants means having pain in both the right and left side as well as above and below the waist. People who are suffering from fibromyalgia experiences

  • Pain and fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Morning stiffness
  • Painful menstrual period
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Cognitive and memory problems

Both fibromyalgia and myofascitis causes pain in all four quadrants of the body and have similar tender point locations. But the two differs a lot because myofascitis is an inflammatory condition due to injury to your muscles. whereas fibromyalgia is caused by a stress induced in metabolism. Myofascitis comes suddenly and it is normally associated with an injury. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that lasts for long time but without causing damages to your joints, muscles or internal organs.


The research indicates that fibromyalgia is a stress related condition related to chronic fatigue syndrome and Lupus Erythematosis. These conditions are caused by abnormal stress response in the body.

The physical abnormalities that occur with fibromyalgia lies in the muscle itself where there is a protein called Ground substance. Ground substance is found in muscle, bone and connective tissues in the body and is responsible for making the tissues stronger.

Because there are no clinical tests for fibromyalgia, some doctors conclude the patient’s pain is not real. But a combination of chiropractic, trigger point therapy and lifestyle changes has proved to be effective in decreasing the physical pain.

Ways of treating Fibromyalgia

  • Treating with Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic care is very important to those who suffer from Fibromyalgia in order to keep the spine and muscles from losing too much movement.
  • Treating Fibromyalgia with Trigger Point Therapy

The main characteristic of Fibromyalgia is a body-wide pain defined with defined tender points and trigger points. Trigger points will transfer pain to other parts of the body while tender point does not. The muscles in patients with fibromyalgia are easily injured and they take more time to heal, let is vital to use less pressure on their trigger points.

  • Treating Fibromyalgia with cold laser therapy

Laser therapy is a good treatment plan of Fibromyalgia due to the poor healing of muscle tissues and chronic pain. The major benefits of cold laser are stimulation of tissue healing and decreased pain.

If you are among the peoples leaving with fibromyalgia, some of the things that you should do includes;

  • Having enough sleep- having enough and good sleep helps to ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia.
  • Doing an exercise to improve the fitness.-Fibromyalgia symptoms can be relieved by aerobic exercise. You should do exercises such as walking and swimming.
  • Eating food with high nutritional products.

As you try to use any treatment for fibromyalgia, consult a chiropractor for proper prescriptions. Do not hesitate to contact us to offer chiropractor care to you.