Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic
Chiropractor located in Fredericksburg, VA
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that troubles many Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Falmouth, King George, VA, and surrounding Northern Virginia area residents. Dr. Jean Exume at Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic has the knowledge and expertise to help patients conquer the pain.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in various points all over the body. People with fibromyalgia have persistent pain rather than sporadic pain. To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a person must have pain for 3 or more months in a row.
What Are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Pain is the clearest symptom of fibromyalgia. The pain often occurs in virtually every part of the body, from head to toe. The pain may also lead to or be accompanied by other symptoms, including depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, and inability to sleep.
Why Does Fibromyalgia Happen?
The cause is uncertain at this time. Medical theories about the cause of fibromyalgia vary, with one leading theory being that fibromyalgia is the result of neurochemical imbalances. These imbalances could cause a person to have extreme pain from only minimal stimuli. Regardless of the reason that fibromyalgia occurs, there is an effective way to manage symptoms: Upper cervical care from an experienced chiropractic care provider.
How Does Upper Cervical Care Help With Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia treatment is customized based on the patient's individual symptoms. There is a total of 18 possible pain points in fibromyalgia patients. People who suffer from fibromyalgia have pain in 11 or more of these pain points at any given time. The chiropractor will look for pain points while performing a physical exam. Once the pain points are identified, the chiropractor can determine exactly which type of adjustments will be most beneficial. Since the upper cervical vertebrae are so critical for proper functioning of the nervous system and for the health of the spine, adjustment of these vertebrae is often enough to provide great relief for the patient. The chiropractic care provider can also help by offering lifestyle counseling, including nutritional counseling, that can help the patient avoid fibromyalgia pain.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.
We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.No Insurance No Insurance? No Worries! Flexible payment programs can be arranged for you to receive the care you need. We also offer customized family plans that are specific to you and your family. Please call us if you have any questions!
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Words from our patients
"Dr. Jean Exume is the best! He is careful, thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and talented at his job."
"I highly recommend Upper Cervical care. It's a very specialized form of care... After a few visits with Dr. Jean, the headaches are gone and my back is so much better."
"As I continue treatment, I continue to feel better. I am so thankful for Dr. Jean and upper cervical care!"