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Our Lubbock, TX chiropractor, Dr. Korey Kothmann, works with your body to help it heal itself. If you are struggling with the discomfort of fibromyalgia and are seeking chiropractic services, our staff invites you to Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine for natural, medication-free treatments. Fibromyalgia often takes times to diagnose, so we want to empower you with answers to some common fibromyalgia questions.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that has an unknown origin. It has been described as an overreaction of nerves to real or suspected stimulus. In other words, your body thinks it is in pain when there may not be a valid reason for the pain.
Often described as feeling as if one is in a constant state of the flu, fibromyalgia leads to all-over body pain and muscle tenderness. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia vary depending on the person and may include fatigue, irritable bowels, insomnia, brain fog, weakness, depression, anxiety and light and smell sensitivities. You can have one or all of the symptoms, but the pivotal factor is pain that comes and goes without any cause.
If you are experiencing lasting pain that is not the result of overuse or injury, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kothmann. Using a test that looks for pain at particular tender points and listening to your other symptoms, Dr. Kothmann will evaluate your condition and determine whether you are struggling with fibromyalgia.
The direct cause is not always known. Fibromyalgia often appears following periods of intense stress or it may show up for now reason. It is also more common in women, but men also suffer from this condition.
Since fibromyalgia appears to be an over-excitement of the nerves, our chiropractic adjustments allow for enhanced nerve signal flow. This often also calms the nerves, so you experience less pain. In addition, gentle manipulations to joints such as your wrists, ankles, and shoulders, help to eliminate pain in your extremities and improve the fluidity of your motions.
Dr. Kothmann helps to align your physical body, but he also works with you to improve your mental state. This happens when you feel more control over your body and your pain episodes. In addition, our chiropractor educates you about which foods are common pain triggers, so you can avoid these. We also teach you small lifestyle changes to reduce your pain while at work and improve your sleep.
To learn more about our non-invasive, holistic fibromyalgia treatment approach or to schedule your consultation with our Lubbock Chiropractor, Dr. Kothmann, call Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine at 806-791-3399.