Fibromyalgia causes the muscles to continually tighten and cramp up, which in turn results in the spine losing its ability to move around properly. Because of this tightening, the muscles restrict even more due to a triggered neurological reflex. This leads to more pain and symptoms that worsen with time. As new trigger points emerge over time, symptoms not only worsen but they also flare up more frequently.
Chiropractic care helps to alleviate and even eliminate the chronic pain that is experienced with fibromyalgia by constantly adjusting the spine. Studies have been done over the years to test the success of spinal adjustments on fibromyalgia pain, and countless patients have reported a relief in pain all over their bodies.
For example, a study done in 1985 resulted in patients experiencing a better quality of sleep and less fatigue on a daily basis. Chiropractic treatment is based on the principle that the body is a self-healing organism. To reduce pain and increase healing, the doctor of chiropractic uses spinal adjustments. The goal is to increase the mobility between spinal vertebrae, which have become restricted, locked, or slightly out of proper position.