[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]Treatment for Fibromyalgia and fatigue in West Des Moines IowaFibromyalgia is characterized primarily by widespread pain and diffuse tenderness. The word “fibromyalgia” can be broken down and translated from Latin with fibro meaning fibrous tissue, myo meaning muscle, and algia meaning pain. Although not truly a form of arthritis, fibromyalgia Is often considered an arthritis-related condition. It is estimated that 5 million Americans age 18 and older are affected, with 80-90% of those people being women.

The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Some link its onset to trauma, either emotional or physical, repetitive injuries, illness, or seemingly no reason at all. Recent research has been looking at other possible causes, including how the central nervous system processes and responds to pain signals.

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As far as providing relief for fibromyalgia sufferers, the treatment options remain limited to alleviating the symptoms, since the cause remains so elusive.  A typical course of treatment would include medications for pain along with physical therapy.  What these treatments fail to do is address any possible cause of the disease, which is exactly what upper cervical chiropractors like Dr. Griffin are seeking to do.  Since there is emerging evidence that fibromyalgia may be caused by abnormal pain signals traveling to and from the brain, it is important to ensure that there are no obstructions to that communications caused by a spinal misalignment. At Dr. Griffin’s West Des Moines office, she provides a highly specific analysis of the upper cervical spine and then gently corrects any misalignment.  Corrections are only given when indicated, which allows the body to heal naturally. Upper cervical chiropractic may be the overlooked natural treatment option for fibromyalgia sufferers in the West Des Moines area and beyond.


  1. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Questions and answers about fibromyalgia. http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/fibromyalgia/#b (accessed 19 June 2015).

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