Fibromyalgia Diagnosis and Treatment in San Diego, CA

Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disorder that is identified by a specific set of characteristics. There are no definitive tests to identify fibromyalgia, and diagnosis often involves ruling out other issues first. For those in Mission Valley suffering from fibromyalgia, finding relief often involves a range of treatments. When you visit with a chiropractor, you will soon see how the pain and stiffness that is often present with fibromyalgia is relieved.

Woman getting chiropractic care for Fibromyalgia

The Symptoms Associated with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia presents in a wide variety of ways, and this is why other diseases must be ruled out first. Common symptoms include:

  • An overall sense of poor health.
  • Tender, specific pressure points, mainly at the base of the skull, on the mid back and hips.
  • A feeling of fogginess, often described as "fibrofog".
  • Anxiety and/or depression brought on by stress.

The list of symptoms is not definitive, and this is one reason why treatment should involve a multi-faceted approach. With chiropractic care for fibromyalgia, you will experience less pain overall. A visit to the chiropractor gives your body the tools necessary in order to heal naturally. When your spine is in proper alignment, you will discover that you are able to heal more readily. Chiropractic treatment is a natural way to restore your body to a balanced state so that you can move forward.

Chiropractic Care Doesn't Interfere with Traditional Medicine

When you take prescription medication for fibromyalgia, finding therapies that complement medication is important. Chiropractic care does not use medication, and it is safe to be used in conjunction with physical therapy, prescription medication, massage, acupuncture and more to treat fibromyalgia symptoms. The goal of fibromyalgia treatment is symptom management, as there is no cure for the illness.

How a Chiropractor Can Help Fibromyalgia Symptoms

With pain and stiffness common for those suffering with fibromyalgia, a visit to the chiropractor can make a big difference. Common pressure point pain occurs in between the shoulder blades, which can be relieved by chiropractic adjustments. Your range of motion will also improve, as your chiropractor will address stiff joints that cause pain when you move. Chiropractic adjustments restore your nervous system, giving you a higher quality of life overall. A chiropractor will look at all of your symptoms and treat your body as a whole to restore wellness.

Get In Touch With Us Today!

To learn more how chiropractic care can help reduce the pain and inflammation caused by fibromyalgia, contact Roeder Wellness Center at 619-291-8111 in San Diego to set up an initial appointment. With quality chiropractic treatment, you will be able to get your life back from the harsh symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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  • "Regular visits with Dr. Roeder have significantly reduced the frequency of migraines I have suffered and the amount of neck and shoulder pain I have lived with for years. Because of Dr. Roeder I am able to focus on my busy life again"
    S.L., San Diego
  • "This was my first encounter with a chiropractor and found the experience to be delightful, gratifying and well worth it! Instead of being given a bunch of pills and told to come back next week, the manipulation for my back and side injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome, responded very well to the treatments. Thank you, Dr. Roeder for a job well done"
    W.B., San Diego
  • "I came in originally for neck pain, but getting adjusted helped lower my blood pressure & my insulin levels too.Dr. Roeder is so thorough in her care-I never knew how much better I could feel.I no longer have to take blood pressure medicine now."
    A.W., San Diego
  • "Since meeting Dr. Roeder at a health seminar, she has changed my life, drastically-improving my health 100%. I had a wide range of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, constant and severe headaches, body aches, nausea, difficulty concentrating and I felt extremely tired and weak. She diagnosed me with having Fibromyalgia and Candida. She put me on an anti-inflammatory diet and started me on chiropractic treatment and instructed me on strength exercises. I have lost 40 lbs and feel fantastic! Whenever I eat something that sets off a symptom, I can identify the food source now. I know how to eat well and stay away from foods that cause inflammation. Had it not been for Dr. Roeder's expert care, I believe I would still be suffering from all those symptoms-- instead I feel fantastic!"
    M.O., Spring Valley
  • "My son was diagnosed at a very young age with Hyperkyphosis. The doctor told us that surgery would be his only option but we needed to wait until he got older.My husband and I were heartbroken to think about such a major surgery for our little boy.We wanted to help him anyway we could without doing surgery. We are so thrilled to say that after seeing Dr. Roeder my son's back has made a major improvement.That there is a stronger chance that he may not need surgery after all.My son is three now and he is a very active little boy and you can't even tell that he had ever had a bad back.He is able to do what all little boys do:run, jump and climb!Taking my son to Dr. Roeder was the best decision that me and my husband have made as parents.I am so happy that Dr. Roeder is part of our lives.In fact all of my extended family members are patients of her too!Thank you so much Dr. Roeder for all of your help.You have been such a positive part of our lives.You are part of our family."
    G.C., San Diego
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    J.H., San Diego
  • "I got treated for a neck and back injury that appeared to be chronic following a major car accident. I had been to chiropractors before but without much success.After seeing Dr. Roeder now though, my mobility and general feeling of well-being has greatly improved."
    C.H., San Diego
  • "Dr. Roeder was recommended by a friend and I am completely satisfied. I was having low back pain also some neck pain. My back feels better than it has in years. I feel Dr. Roeder is complete in recommending exercising and treatment!"
    M.L., San Diego
  • "I just wanted to say thank you for making me 'new' again. Also, for helping us through our tough times. You always have been nice to us and helpful when we were in your office-it was just like a second home! Every time I walked through the door I felt calm and relaxed. You always asked us how we were doing and how we have been. I thought that was very thoughtful and caring of you-especially considering that awful car accident we had been in. None of my doctors before had been as courteous as you. You have really made a bad experience into a great experience in a blink of an eye. I always loved that EVERYONE was always smiling! I wish that when I grow up I can be like you, always making people happy and feel better! Well, I think that you just made another patient happy because of your wonderful 'magic.' Oh and I know I already said this but I think I am speaking for everyone when I say: Thank you Dr. Roeder!"
    J.F., San Diego (pediatric patient)