Fibromyalgia can be debilitating
Researchers estimate that this syndrome affects up to 6 percent of the population, with nine out of ten sufferers being women. We are the only chiropractor in Riverside to specialize in providing relief to fibromyalgia sufferers
Millions of Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, an often misunderstood disorder that causes chronic, widespread pain and hypersensitivity to pressure. Its effects also go far beyond pain, to symptoms that include:
- difficulty in concentration
- bowel and bladder problems
- and many others
Despite the fact that many doctors have questioned the existence of fibromyalgia as a distinct clinical entity, the disorder has only recently gained recognition as a condition that deserves attention. Today, when patients say they have a problem they are generally receiving more respect and credibility.
Fibromyalgia Sufferers Face Limited Medical Options
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, therefore no generally accepted treatment for fibromyalgia itself exists. Instead, doctors focus on relieving the symptoms, through a variety of medications, therapies and lifestyle changes.
This failure of the medical profession to agree on the cause, treatment, or even existence of fibromyalgia has left those suffering from the painful and debilitating symptoms feeling lost and searching for answers.