Posted by: Dr. Paul Zemella - Santa Barbara Chiropractor | October 14, 2011

Santa Barbara Chiropractic Treatment for Fibromyalgia

There is a mass of undependable reporting of the benefits of the use of chiropractors to treat Fibromyalgia and CFS, although few clinical studies support these claims. Since the manipulative methodology of osteopathy and chiropractic have become ever closer, and the methods of osteopathy are now widely used by massage therapists, there are clinical studies involving OMT and massage reporting that it is safe to assume that the claims of chiropractors to treat fibromyalgia are accurate. It is reported that Santa Barbara chiropractors who treat fibromyalgia with a focus on muscles, such as Morter Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST) are more likely to be helpful in Fibromyalgia cases than the more active adjustment methods, although these do have their place when joint restrictions are a feature.

Like other health practitioners, Santa Barbara Chiropractors follow a standard routine to secure the information they need for diagnosis and treatment. They take the patient’s medical history, conduct physical, neurological, and orthopedic examinations, and may order laboratory tests. X-Rays and other diagnostic images are important tools because of the Chiropractor’s emphasis on the spine and its proper function. Santa Barbara Chiropractors also employ a postural and spinal analysis common to Chiropractic diagnosis. In cases in which difficulties can be traced to the involvement of musculoskeletal structures, Chiropractors manually adjust the spinal column. Some Chiropractors use water, light, massage, ultrasound, electric, and heat therapy. They also may apply supports such as straps, tapes, and braces. Santa Barbara Chiropractors may counsel fibromyalgia patients about wellness concepts such as nutrition, exercise, changes in lifestyle, and stress management, but do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. Some Chiropractors specialize in sports injuries, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, nutrition, internal disorders, or diagnostic imaging.

Chiropractors such as Santa Barbara Chiropractor are health care providers which address problems involving the musculoskeletal system particularly the spine and neck. Their aim is to improve the overall spinal health of patients. According to Santa Barbara Chiropractor people suffering from backache and neck pain frequently have an underlying problem with the alignment of the spine or may have muscle damage which prevents the back muscles from providing the correct support. They help realign the spine and relieve muscle tension with the use of various techniques. They can also treat joint problems, muscle spasms and ligament pain. Moreover, they stress the importance of correct posture from sitting, standing, to walking.

In order to adjust the alignment of bones, ligaments and tendons, chiropractors use joint manipulation. The alignment enables the body’s natural healing ability to ease pain and discomfort. Note that medication or surgery is not used in any chiropractic treatment. All major health care regulatory bodies recognize chiropractic medicine. A family physician or health care provider will be able to recommend you a qualified chiropractor. Chiropractors are keeping up with all mainstream branches of medicine.


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