Fibromyalgia Treatment

John Pinto, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Advanced Wellness of Westfield

John Pinto, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Fibromyalgia Treatment Specialist
Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle pain and stiffness in the body. Other symptoms can include sleep difficulties, depression, and fatigue which interferes with everyday activities. Chiropractic care can alleviate most symptoms. Dr. John Pinto and the team at Advanced Wellness of Westfield can help patients in Westfield, New Jersey understand the condition, learn coping mechanisms, and achieve lifestyle changes

Fibromyalgia Q & A

by John Pinto, D.C.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common musculoskeletal condition which causes widespread muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue. Other fibromyalgia symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Hypersensitivity to cold or heat
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet
  • Stiffness

Fibromyalgia can often cause symptoms similar to osteoarthritis, bursitis, or tendinitis.

How is fibromyalgia treated with chiropractic?

Advanced Wellness of Westfield treats not only the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but they also work at treating the underlying causes. Each patient receives a personalized wellness plan, designed for their unique needs. Under the direction of Dr. Pinto, several treatment options are offered to relieve fibromyalgia pain and symptoms, including spinal manipulations and cold laser therapy. Dr. Pinto and his staff will also coach each patient on the benefits of stretching, exercise, and corrective posture. Nutritional counseling guides are offered for optimum health and wellness.

How do spinal manipulations help fibromyalgia?

Because the fibromyalgia condition causes the muscles to tighten, chiropractic care is critical to keep the spine and muscles flexible. Continued spinal adjustments will keep the spine pliable. Most patients with fibromyalgia are adjusted three to four times per month to maintain the body mobile and relaxed. Because patients with fibromyalgia have a diminished healing ability, spinal adjustments are modified to be more gentle than normal. This helps to decrease the stress on the small supporting muscles of the spine, which can be easily injured.

How is fibromyalgia treated with cold laser therapy?

Because fibromyalgia is often associated with poor healing of muscle tissue and chronic pain, cold laser therapy is a beneficial treatment. Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive technique in which a pulse of light delivers light energy to damaged cells. The biochemical response allows new, healthy tissue to form. There are no needles, no anesthetic, and no scars. Cold laser therapy benefits any number of conditions. Two of the major benefits of cold laser therapy is stimulation of tissue healing and decreased sensations of pain.

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