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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an increasingly common chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. Nearly all fibromyalgia sufferers, however, have a host of secondary symptoms, including

  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive and memory problems (“fibro fog”)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Light or noise sensitivity

Finding Solutions for Fibromyalgia

Women make up 80 to 90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers. The cause is unknown, and there is no known cure. Treatment, whether drug-based or a more natural approach, revolves around symptom management.

Another well-known way to improve fibromyalgia symptoms is resistance training. However, adherence to the training can be difficult, and dropout rates are a problem. One study in 2009 showed that adherence and dropout rates improved in subjects who were also under chiropractic care when compared to controls. This finding suggests that chiropractic reduces pain levels sufficiently to allow fibromyalgia sufferers to remain in their exercise program and reap its benefits.

Our patients with fibromyalgia have reported decreased pain levels and greater quality of life. Let us determine if chiropractic may be effective in helping you manage fibromyalgia. Schedule your appointment today!

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I suffer from fibromyalgia and heart pain. After seeing Dr. Hoffman the chronic pain has definitely been reduced and I find it easier to walk and travel. The chest pain is gone.

Shirley

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Our patients with fibromyalgia are reporting less pain and better quality of life

I was suffering a great deal with my fibromyalgia having to take Percocet almost everyday for the pain. I was extremely skeptical but you have helped me to become a much happier, more productive person. In the past year, I have taken less than 10 Percocet in total because I am feeling so much better.Marina

With Dr. Hoffman’s help I’ve really come a long way. No longer do I suffer with the pain associated with fibromyalgia. I can sleep without medication. I no longer feel the anxiety that was preventing me from being with family and friends. My migraines are much, much better and not as debilitating as they once were. A very heartfelt thank you.
Anon

I had severe pain through out my whole body. Fibromyalgia pain. Very severe emotional problems from past experiences. My condition has gone from severe to almost normal. I have less pain and can function from day to day emotionally. I’ve learned to let things go. I can do more with my family. I have more energy for my work outs. I am less of an emotional wreck and I feel happier and relax more and enjoy the present. Dr. Norm has been a life saver for me. I appreciate the kind consideration of the staff and the family oriented atmosphere. Dr. Norm has been very compassionate to my needs.

Laura


Hoffman Chiropractic & Wellness Centre | Red Deer | (403) 346-2297