Can a Chiropractor Help with Fibromyalgia?

Tired woman feeling neck pain, massaging tense muscles

Have you ever found yourself awake early in the morning, searching the internet for what to do about fibromyalgia pain and discomfort?  

If so, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and problems with sleep, memory, and mood.  

Researchers believe fibromyalgia amplifies pain by affecting the way the brain and spinal cord process signals.  

We’re here to offer a glimmer of hope.  

At O’Dell Family Chiropractic office, in Webster and Rochester, New York, we’ve seen the positive effects chiropractic care can have on fibromyalgia patients

Understanding fibromyalgia and chiropractic treatment 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, a consistent, nagging pain. Before you even get out of bed, you feel like you ran a marathon. 

How can a chiropractor help someone with fibromyalgia? Chiropractic care focuses on the spine and nervous system; it can enhance the body’s overall function by realigning the spine. It’s like tuning a musical instrument. 

The connection between the spine, the nervous system, and fibromyalgia 

Symptoms and signs of fibromyalgia

Our spine is more than just a structure; it’s mission control for the nervous system. Since fibromyalgia is thought to be rooted in neurological issues—the brain and nerves misinterpreting or overreacting to pain signals—managing the spine and nervous is crucial. 

Adjustments and reduced pain 

A key component of chiropractic care is spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustments can increase range of motion in the spine, helping alleviate some fibromyalgia symptoms.  

A properly aligned spine reduces pressure on the nerves and eases fibromyalgia pain. Think of this as straightening out a kinked hose to improve water flow. 

Addressing trigger points 

Fibromyalgia patients often have specific tender points or trigger points on the body that are exceptionally sensitive. Through manual manipulation, which is like a focused massage, chiropractors can help reduce the pain in these spots. 

Holistic approach to health 

Perhaps one of the more significant benefits of chiropractic care for fibromyalgia patients is its holistic approach. Instead of addressing only specific pain points, chiropractors look at the whole person and often work with other healthcare providers to address every aspect of fibromyalgia. 

A real-life success story 

As an example of what we’re talking about, consider Sarah, who visited our clinic a year ago.  

When she came to us, Sarah was exhausted from the relentless pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. Traditional methods weren’t working for her. But after a few sessions with our skilled chiropractic team, she noticed she felt less pain and had more energy. Today, Sarah once again is enjoying weekend hikes with her family. 

Fibromyalgia can be challenging, no doubt, but those who suffer it have options. Chiropractic care can be a valuable part of a comprehensive treatment plan. By managing spinal health, addressing trigger points, and taking a holistic approach, chiropractors can improve the quality of life for those living with this challenging condition. 

Discover the O’Dell difference in Webster and Rochester, New York 

If you or a loved one is grappling with fibromyalgia, know that help is just around the corner.  

Located conveniently in Webster and Rochester, New York, O’Dell Family Chiropractic is committed to providing compassionate and effective care. Experience the difference today. We’re here, ready to guide you on your path to relief and wellness. Call 585-671-9210 to schedule an appointment. 



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O’Dell Family Chiropractic

Primary Location
853 Ridge Rd
Webster, NY 14580
(585) 671-9210

Secondary Location
144 Metro Park
Rochester, NY 14623 US
(585) 671-9210