Manipulation Under Anesthesia Helps Fibromyalgia Relief
Manipulation under anesthesia is a procedure I do to help people with chronic pain conditions in their joints. It has a very high success rate and basically we put the patient to sleep for 30 minutes or so and go through a range of stretches and adjustments that normally they wouldn’t be able to cope with if they were awake due to the amount of pain they are in. Manipulation under anesthesia for fibromyalgia relief works in much the same way. We’re looking to break up adhesions and fibrous tissues while trying to improve range of motion and function. As the patient is asleep, they are in a very relaxed state which enables the treatments to happen with minimal resistance. The effect of one manipulation under anesthesia is equivalent to twelve regular therapy sessions.
Are You Suffering From Chronic Low Back Pain Including Disc Pain, Sciatica, Pinched Nerves, and/or Spasm?…And Have Already Tried Chiropractic or Physical Therapy.
Low back pain is a difficult condition to get better if left untreated. Unfortunately the medical profession and many Chiropractors don’t have a great long-term solution.
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”…I was told by my doctor that I have fibromyalgia and I don’t know what to do. I’ve noticed that over the last couple of years that I’ve been having a progressively harder time doing simple tasks that I used to take for granted like folding laundry, ironing, cooking, cutting up vegetables, sewing, driving a car, and holding a book. Even sleeping has become very challenging. I have to take many breaks while I’m doing these tasks and even take a nap in the middle of the day. I never used to have to do that! My family doctor initially seemed interested in helping me. He listened to me, took some blood, took some x-rays, and then said ‘….everything looks fine.’ His conclusion was that I must have fibromyalgia – I’ve never even heard of that! He prescribed many different drugs. One was to help me sleep but all it did was knock me out to the point where I couldn’t get up in the morning and felt so groggy that I couldn’t function. Then, he tried this other one and I felt like I wanted to crawl out of my skin! I’ve tried 3 or 4 different drugs and the side effects were all worse than what I’m dealing with, without the drugs. He finally concluded, ‘…you’ll just have to learn how to live with it.’ Well, thank you very much, doctor! Tell me HOW to do that?”
We all know what it’s like to have neck pain—whether it’s after a long drive, pinching the phone between the head and shoulder, star-gazing, or from talking to someone who is seated off to the side. There are many causes of neck pain, but the question of the month is, how do chiropractic adjustments help neck pain? Let’s take a look!
Chiropractic, when broken down into its fundamental Greek derivatives, means “hand” (cheir) and “action” (praxis). The technique most often associated with chiropractic is spinal manipulation where a “high velocity, low amplitude” thrust is applied to specific vertebrae in the spine, which does several things: 1) It restores mobility in an area with restricted movement; 2) It stimulates the sensory “neuroreceptors” in joint capsules, which has a muscle relaxing reflex effect; 3) It can affect surrounding neurological structures in certain parts of the spine such as the parasympathetic (cranial & sacral regions) and sympathetic (mid-back) nervous systems, which can have beneficial effects on the digestive system, cardiovascular system, and other body systems not typically thought about when seeking chiropractic care.