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12788 W Forest Hill Blvd.

Wellington, Florida 33414

(561) 793-5050

Fibromyalgia

Dr Brett Taylor Provides Safe Effective Treatment For Fibromyalgia Sufferers.

Chiropractor In Royal Palm Beach Fl, Dr Taylor Is Treating Fibromyalgia Patients From Wellington Fl, Acreage Fl, And Loxahatchee Fl Florida And The Western Communities Of Palm Beach County Fl For The Past 15 Years.


Chiropractic For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyositis; Fibrositis
Fibromyalgia Is A Common Syndrome In Which People Experience Long-Term, Body-Wide Pain And Tender Points In Joints, Muscles, Tendons, And Other Soft Tissues.

Fibromyalgia Has Also Been Linked To Fatigue, Sleep Problems, Headaches, Depression, Anxiety, And Other Symptoms.

Brett Taylor DC Chiropractic Clinic For Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia Is Considered A Disease, And An Incapacitating Myofascial Condition. Patients Typically State That They're Whole Body Hurts. They Are Depressed, Lose Sleep, And Chronically Tired And Exhausted, All Day.

Dr Taylor Has Repeatedly Adjusted His Patients C5-C6 Cervical Segments. This Dramatically Reduced The Irritability Of Their Infraspinatus Trigger Points (The Infraspinatus, Of Course, Is Innervated By C5-C6.)

The Highly Sensitive And Irritating Of His Patient's Trigger Points Are Slowly Reduced By The Performance Of A Series Of Cervical Adjustments. Dr Taylor Has Found That The More Frequent His Adjustments, The Greater The Pain Relief From Trigger Points Irritability. Dr Taylor Will Repeatedly Adjust Any Vertebral Fixated Part Of The Spine Which Will Help Reduce The Irritability Of Trigger Points In Muscles Innervated By That Part Of The Spine.

Spinal Adjustments Are Considered The Mainstay Of Chiropractic Treatment. Dr Taylor And His Patients Appreciate The Value Of Chiropractic Care For Fibromyalgia.

A Study Of Spinal Manipulation With Fibromyalgia Patients Performed By Dr. Bernard Rubin Who Conducted The Study At The Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine. He Studied The Effect Of Spinal Manipulation, Drugs And Placebos On Fibromyalgia Patients. Rubin Writes That The Drugs Were Effective, But That Manipulation Improved The Patients' Overall Sense Of Well Being. Manipulation Involved Massaging The Paraspinal Soft Tissues And Adjustments Of The Spine.

A Respected Rheumatologist Dr. Frederick Wolfe States That Chiropractic Treatment Really Does Help Patients. Dr Wolfe Is A Renown Investigator Of Fibromyalgia, And Is Clinical Professor, Department Of Medicine, University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. In 1985, He And His Colleagues Performed A Study And His Conclusion Was That Chiropractic Treatment Was Among The Most Effective Measures For Treating Fibromyalgia.

Causes, Incidence, And Risk Factors

Physical Or Emotional Trauma

An Abnormal Pain Response. Areas In The Brain That Are Responsible For Pain May React Differently In Fibromyalgia Patients.

Sleep Disturbances, Which Are Common In Fibromyalgia Patients.

An Infectious Microbe, Such As A Virus. At This Point, No Such Virus Or Microbe Has Been Identified.

Men And Women Of All Ages Get Fibromyalgia, But The Disorder Is Most Common Among Women Aged 20 To 50.

The Following Conditions May Be Seen With Fibromyalgia Or Mimic Its Symptoms:

Chronic Neck Or Back Pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Depression
Hypothyroidism
Lyme Disease
Sleep Disorders

Symptoms
The Primary Symptom Of Fibromyalgia Is Pain.

The Exact Locations Of The Pain Are Called Tender Points.
Tender Points Are Found In The Soft Tissue On The Back Of The Neck, Shoulders, Sternum, Lower Back, Hips, Shins, Elbows, And Knees. The Pain Then Spreads Out From These Areas.

The Pain Is Described As Deep-Aching, Radiating, Gnawing, Shooting Or Burning, And Ranges From Mild To Severe.

The Joints Are Not Affected, Although The Pain May Feel Like It Is Coming From The Joints.

People With Fibromyalgia Tend To Wake Up With Body Aches And Stiffness. For Some Patients, Pain Improves During The Day And Increases Again During The Evening, Though Many Patients Have Day-Long, Non-Stop Pain.

Pain Can Increase With Activity, Cold Or Damp Weather, Anxiety, And Stress.

Fatigue And Problems With Sleep Are Seen In Almost All Patients With Fibromyalgia. Many Complain That They Can't Get To Sleep Or Stay Asleep, And They Feel Tired When They Wake Up.

Other Symptoms May Include:

A) Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Gas, And Alternating Diarrhea And Constipation
B) Memory Difficulties And Problems Thinking Clearly
C) Numbness And Tingling In Hands And Feet
D) Palpitations
E) Reduced Exercise Tolerance
F) Sad Or Depressed Mood
G) Tension Or Migraine Headaches

Signs And Tests

Diagnosis Of Fibromyalgia Requires A History Of A Least 3 Months Of Widespread Pain, And Pain And Tenderness In At Least 11 Of 18 Tender-Point Sites. These Tender-Point Sites Include Fibrous Tissue Or Muscles Of The:

A) Arms (Elbows)
B) Buttocks
C) Chest
D) Knees
E) Lower Back
F) Neck
G) Rib Cage
H) Shoulders
I) Thighs

Sometimes, Laboratory And X-Ray Tests Are Done To Help Confirm The Diagnosis By Ruling Out Other Conditions That May Have Similar Symptoms.

Call Taylor Chiropractic Center
Taylor Chiropractic Center Is A Provider, If You Have Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia.

Prevention
There Is No Proven Prevention For This Disorder. However, Over The Years, The Treatment And Management Of The Disease Have Improved.

Our Location

Office Hours

Taylor Chiropractic Center

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed