Fibromyalgia FAQ

Fibromyalgia Questions and Answers with Our Fairfax VA Chiropractor

At Circle Chiropractic Center, we believe in a natural and holistic approach to your health. If you are struggling with the pain, frustration and unpredictability of fibromyalgia, we welcome the opportunity to share our successful treatment options with you. While fibromyalgia cannot be cured, Dr. Frey uses various techniques to ease your pain and help restore you to a physically active life. If you live in the Fairfax VA area or the surrounding neighborhoods, please visit Circle Chiropractic Center for all your health care needs.

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Why is this condition called fibromyalgia?

The name of this chronic condition relates to the way it affects the body. Fibro refers to the tendons and ligaments that connect the muscles to the bones. Myo means muscles. Algia equates to pain. In other words, fibromyalgia is pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body. 

What other symptoms are associated with fibromyalgia?

The number one symptom is pain. However, if you suffer from fibromyalgia you also understand that it can be tenderness on all parts of the body, fatigue, depression, inability to complete daily tasks, inability to sleep well, headaches, irritable bowel disorders and stiffness. Since the nerves of the body are overly sensitive, any touch, movement and activity results in an increase of pain.

What can our Fairfax chiropractor do about fibromyalgia?

Dr. Frey and the health team at Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax, use natural health options to alleviate painful symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments lessen the pressure on nerves so pain is reduced. We offer acupuncture to improve the energy flow and healing nutrients throughout the body. This often lessens inflammation and pain. We educate you on the value of changing your eating habits to include foods that decrease inflammation which also decreases pain. Our chiropractor and team shows you how to exercise within your personal limitations to restore strength regardless of the pain. However, we also teach you how to exercise in a way as to not overly stimulate the nerves or muscle tissue.

Will fibromyalgia be cured?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition. As of yet, it cannot be cured. We help you manage the symptoms so you are able to enjoy your life with less pain. 

Will chiropractic adjustments hurt?

Dr. Frey is very mindful of the sensitivity of fibromyalgia sufferers. He uses gentle touch to manipulate your spine and joints to reduce nerve pressure. Our goal is to alleviate your pain and we believe that your body can be pain free when it is in a healthier alignment.

Our fibromyalgia treatment options are a natural way to reduce pain and restore mobility. If you are seeking to avoid medications, try chiropractic care for fibromyalgia and feel the results immediately. Through continued care we provide long-lasting benefits and help you live the life you desire. To learn more about our care or to schedule your first appointment, please call us today at 703-385-2990.


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