Was in car accident. In a lot of pain. Lawyer sent me to chiropractic I am very nervous with about this. Will this irritate my fibromyalgia or cause worse pain or flare ups? Should I be worried about the treatment?
I think, like so many things with this illness, it depends on your body chemistry. I found the chiropractors not good at all. I have friends that swear by it. I found acupunture didn't work for me & was painful but again others find relief from it. One of the many baffling things about this illness is that you have to keep trying stuff that works for you. It's an experiment. Try not to anticipate that it will be painful, I think this just adds to our pain. Deep breaths help me & focusing on something positive. It took me many many years to figure out that worrying really is a waste of time! Most of the time what you are worried about never happens & you just make yourself sick with it. Healing prayers go out to you.
I used to see a Chiropractor some years ago when I suffered from a trapped disc or sciatica and he was very gentle and helpful. But after I developed the fibro, I rang him and asked if an appointment with him would help with the pain I was in and he straight away said no, he said that as a Chiropractor he wasn't qualified enough to deal withe this sort of pain and was afraid he might exacerbate the problem.
So if the lawyer insists on you seeing one, please make sure you explain before they even touch you that you have fibro and how it affects you and how painful it is and if they feel confident enough to treat you without making it worse then go for it. But not until you are 100% sure it is what you want.
I have been seeing a chiropractor for 2 months now n 3 x a week. At first I hurt so bad I thought it was a waste of time. But I stuck with it n I feel better. My chronic headaches are getting a bit better. .
You just have to remember it's gunna hurt the first few times cause everything is out of place
I use chiropractic, and I really believe you have to find the right one. Do some research and ask around.
There are studies showing that it can help the nerve paths to open and minimize pain for fibro. Worth a try to see if it works for you. But definitely finding a good one is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Just remember all chiropractors are different. If you don't like your first one, try another. Mine really has helped me over the years!
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