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Fibromyalgia in Chalfont

Fibromyalgia in Chalfont PA

Fibromyalgia Specialist

Believe it or not, fibromyalgia has only recently been recognized as a disorder that requires treatment. If you’re suffering the pain, fatigue, and restlessness associated with this condition, you know that it’s real, and you know that it needs to be treated. Dr. Jerry Schaeffer is a trained chiropractor at Hilltown Family Chiropractic: Jerry Schaeffer, DC in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, experienced in easing the symptoms of this hard-to-diagnose condition.


Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is difficult to diagnose but affects an estimated 2-8% of the population — mostly women. It involves chronic nonspecific aching and heightened sensitivity to pain.

Although the cause is unknown, it is thought to have genetic and environmental triggers, and it was first detailed in 1990 by the American College of Rheumatology. However, doctors note that the condition may have been around for centuries.

Fibromyalgia causes heightened sensations to the nervous system and can create feelings of depression and isolation, but it can be treated by a chiropractor.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia has a number of symptoms, including:

  • Chronic pain, especially in the neck, back, and shoulders
  • Trouble sleeping and excessive tiredness
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Depression, anxiety, and irritability
  • Sensitivity to heat, cold, light, and noise
    Bowel or bladder problems
  • Restless leg syndrome and leg cramps
  • Persistent headaches
  • Women with autoimmune disorders seem to have a higher risk of developing fibromyalgia, and a prolonged illness can trigger the symptoms. It is thought that the condition alters the levels of certain chemicals in the body that affect the muscles.

What can a chiropractor do for fibromyalgia pain?

Dr. Schaeffer stimulates the pressure points in your neck, back, and shoulders where your fibromyalgia pain is most severe.

The idea is that the body can heal itself and that some spinal manipulations can unlock areas that have been restricted in an incorrect or painful position. Sometimes adjustments are also needed in the pelvic area and lower spine; the range of motion in your lower back and cervical area can be improved to increase blood flow.

Studies show that fibromyalgia patients have found more relief with chiropractic care than with medication or other treatments. They report sleeping better, experiencing less pain, and managing their symptoms after a series of chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Schaeffer can also recommend lifestyle and diet changes to ease the symptoms and lead to a life free from the pain of fibromyalgia.

Monday
7:00am - 7:30pm


Tuesday
7:00am - 1:00pm


Wednesday
7:00am - 7:30pm


Thursday
7:00am - 1:00pm


Friday
7:00am - 7:30pm


Saturday
7:00am - 7:30pm


Sunday
7:00am - 7:30pm

Hilltown Family Chiropractic:
Jerry Schaeffer, DC

350 North Main Street #201B
Chalfont, PA 18914
(215) 822-9111

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