Avoid These Mistakes When Caring for Your Fibromyalgia

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Having to live with and contend with constant and widespread pain on a daily basis can be a monumental task. Those living and dealing with the multiple and debilitating symptoms of fibromyalgia face the challenge of fighting that pain, often with less-than-satisfactory results.  Those suffering from fibromyalgia are often their own worst enemies by approaching their illness with little education and/or denial of what is really going on within their bodies. Avoid these mistakes when dealing with the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia.

  1. Not moving enough. It is understandable to not want to move because of the increased pain. However, inactivity only exacerbates the problem. Walking, swimming and yoga have all shown to be beneficial to those suffering from fibromyalgia.
  2. Trusting the wrong doctor. Even with all the recent research, there are still a number of doctors who resist the idea that fibromyalgia is real. If your doctor is not taking your symptoms seriously enough – find a new one.
  3. Not educating yourself. By denying that you are sick and refusing to accept your diagnosis you can do yourself more harm than good. Make sure to fully research fibromyalgia to get a proper handle on your symptoms.
  4. Not considering alternative treatments. Simply relying on medication alone can leave you with masked symptoms and not true treatment of your illness. Learn how fibromyalgia is helped with chiropractic care, yoga, trigger point therapy, cold laser therapy and others to find just what works for you.

At Mountain View Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we believe in the natural treatment of fibromyalgia. Our chiropractors in Parker, CO are highly skilled in making sure that each of our fibromyalgia patients are treated with gentle manipulation of the spine, meant to encourage increased mobility in the spine. For more information regarding fibromyalgia and chiropractic care, call us at 303-841-9565.

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