Fibromyalgia is commonly misdiagnosed and misunderstood, despite being the second most common condition affecting muscles and bones.
Dr. Jayme Gawith, the chiropractor at Wellness One Wichita, has extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients with painful fibromyalgia in the Wichita, Kansas, area. Call or book an appointment online to put an end to the limitations brought on by fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Q & A
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain. Fibromyalgia strikes women more than men and can come on at any stage in life.
What makes fibromyalgia so debilitating is that it interferes with the way your brain processes pain. Fibromyalgia creates an amplifying effect, resulting in pain sensations that are not unique to one particular area but can be felt all over your body.
Besides the obvious debilitating pain that fibromyalgia causes, other symptoms include:
- Burning sensations
- Fatigue and insomnia
- Tender areas
- Digestive issues
The reason fibromyalgia is so often misdiagnosed is that it doesn’t present with specific symptoms in a particular area. The widespread effect it has on your body makes it tricky to pin down. With that in mind, if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms without an identifiable cause, call Dr. Gawith for a consultation.
One of the biggest challenges in dealing with fibromyalgia is that little is known about what causes it. Medical research has uncovered several factors that appear to put you more at risk for developing fibromyalgia, including:
- Mood disorders
- Lack of exercise
Fibromyalgia is also linked to some pre-existing illnesses, such as arthritis.
Since chiropractic care goes straight to your nervous system, its benefits for patients with fibromyalgia are substantial. Chiropractic care addresses fibromyalgia in numerous ways:
- Spinal adjustments allow for better function of your nervous system
- Spinal decompression relieves pressure on your nerve endings
- Massage therapy provides relief and increases healing processes
- Physical therapy encourages the overall health of your musculoskeletal structure
At Wellness One Wichita, Dr. Gawith believes in a multi-pronged approach to treating fibromyalgia that relieves your pain, tension, and stress and gets you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. For more information, call or book an appointment online.
I made my appointment for siatic pain. By chance the day I went in I was on day 2 of a fibromyalgia flare up. All over pain, restricted movement in my neck, limited use of my right arm, and difficulty concentrating. When I left the flare up was over. I had minimal pain in neck, maybe a level 2. I felt Dr. Gawith was very knowledgeable, listened, got alot acomplished in the first visit. He gained my respect by not trying to upsell me on things, he did not expect me to commit to 3 times a week visits, or working on one area of pain at a time to get more visits and money out of me. He gave me all over relief in the first visit. I will definitely go back to him and highly recommend him as a chiropractor your can trust and will get results quickly.
Dr. Jayme helps me in many ways not just chiropractic adjustments. If I’m experiencing a problem (even gastric issues) he suggests ways to deal with them in a natural way. He is always willing to suggest I see a MD if need be. A most knowledgeable, sensitive man!!
Dr Gawith always makes time for me and knows my case very well. He also give great at home advice.
Relieved the pain that was going down my left leg. Moving better today, just as he said. Thanks Herbie H
ALways works me in. Pleasant and professional. Very knowledgeable and best of all brings me great relief! I've recommended many friends and family here and they are happy too!