Portland Fibromyalgia Care and Treatment

Portland fibromyalgia and chiropracticWe have helped many people with fibromyalgia and other pain conditions in our Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) clinic, and we get many questions about what precisely fibromyalgia is.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, sleep trouble, dysfunctional pain processing, fatigue, and may often result in depression or anxiety. There are many other ailments associated with fibromyalgia, including:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Fuzzy cognition and thinking
  • Trouble with memory
  • Uncomfortable menstruation
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Prickling in the foot or fingers
  • Early morning stiffness

In individuals with fibromyalgia, we notice that the central nervous system gets "activated" or over-stimulated. This results in a high-speed firing of pain impulses and also brings about the wide range of whole-body symptoms.

Chiropractic adjustments have been determined to be helpful for individuals struggling from fibromyalgia pain, especially when matched with specific exercises. For our patients, we also evaluate other details, such as nutrition and general health to help you get out of pain.

If you’re suffering with fibromyalgia, give our Portland (Woodstock, Sellwood) office a call today at (503) 771-1974 to see how we can help you.

Panton LB, Figueroa A, Kingsley JD, et al. "Effects of resistance training and chiropractic treatment in women with fibromyalgia." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2009;15(3):321-328.