Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a disorder that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues throughout the body. It is often combined with other symptoms like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, depression, anxiety, cognitive issues, and sleep interruption. This painful and mysterious condition affects around three to five percent of the American population, predominantly women.
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, you may have some questions about how it works. Chiropractors believe that the body is a connected system. If your bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, and tendons aren’t functioning correctly, then they can lead to an improperly functioning system. When your skeletal structure is healthy, your body is strong. Chiropractors help restore the balance in your skeletal structure through adjustments, manipulations, and stretches to eliminate the pain associated with fibromyalgia.