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Fibromyalgia Treatment in Torrance Provided at Zaker Chiropractic

Young lady holding her head because of pain caused by fibromyalgia..

A chronic pain condition characterized by muscle and joint pain, headaches/migraines, and extreme fatigue, fibromyalgia is thought to originate from a dysfunctional nervous system overwhelmed by systemic inflammation. 

Other factors playing key roles in the onset of fibromyalgia include suffering a lengthy illness, dealing with long-term emotional and/or physical stress, traumatic events disrupting a person's life, and perhaps a genetic component. Researchers are investigating the possibility that people with fibromyalgia may have inherited certain genes that regulate the way a body processes pain signals.

Take the first step towards relief! Contact Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness for a personalized fibromyalgia treatment in Torrance today and start feeling better!

What is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, and tenderness throughout the body. It is considered a disorder of the nervous system and affects an estimated 2-8% of the population, with a higher prevalence in women. It is believed to be caused by changes in the way the brain processes pain signals, leading to increased sensitivity to pain and other stimuli.

The symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary widely between individuals but may include:

  • Widespread pain: Pain is typically felt throughout the body, particularly in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The pain may be described as a deep ache or burning sensation.
  • Fatigue: Many people with fibromyalgia report feeling tired or exhausted, even after getting a full night's sleep.
  • Sleep disturbances: Sleep problems are common in fibromyalgia, and may include difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, as well as waking up feeling unrefreshed.
  • Stiffness: People with fibromyalgia may feel stiff and achy, particularly in the morning or after sitting for a long period.
  • Cognitive difficulties: Some people with fibromyalgia report problems with memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions, often referred to as "fibro fog."

The impact of fibromyalgia on quality of life can be significant. People with fibromyalgia may have difficulty performing daily activities, working, and engaging in social or recreational activities. They may also experience anxiety, depression, and other emotional issues as a result of their symptoms. Treatment for fibromyalgia typically involves a combination of medication, physiotherapy, and lifestyle changes to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Causes of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is often a debilitating disorder, preventing those affected from maintaining employment and an acceptable quality of life. In addition to pain and fatigue, fibromyalgia causes:

  • Cognitive problems/inability to remember or concentrate)
  • Insomnia
  • Depression/anxiety/irritability
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Muscle cramps/spasms
  • Severe menstrual cramps/excessive bleeding during periods
  • Numbness/tingling/burning sensations in the feet and hands
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Heightened sensitivity to noises, temperatures, and lights
  • Recurring infections due to reduced immune system functioning

Our Non-Surgical Fibromyalgia Treatment Approach

Traditional treatments prescribed by primary care physicians for fibromyalgia include over-the-counter NSAIDs, prescription analgesics for pain, antidepressants (some doctors think fibromyalgia may involve serotonin dysregulation), and an anti-epileptic drug called Lyrica meant to slow down signaling between the brain and muscles. However, none of these treatments address the underlying cause of fibromyalgia, which chiropractors consider to be a nervous system suffering inflammation from compressed nerves within the spinal vertebrae.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy for fibromyalgia treatment in Torrance at Zaker Chiropractic.

Chiropractors incorporate massage therapy in fibromyalgia treatment programs to help promote blood flow, stimulate the production of endorphins (a hormone naturally produced by the body to relieve pain), and detoxify the body by forcing waste and toxins out of muscles and other soft tissues. 

Massage therapy also restores flexibility and strength to the deepest layers of muscles and connective tissues suffering inflammation and soreness. In addition, massage therapy has been proven to alleviate depression, anxiety, and cognitive issues associated with fibromyalgia by triggering the production and release of oxytocin and serotonin, two important hormones responsible for relaxation and elevating mood.

Pain Management

Pain Management therapy includes passive and active therapy that improves joint movement, flexibility, and core stability while benefiting overall health. Your chiropractor will work with our in-house pain management specialist to develop a program personalized to address their specific physical, psychological, and cognitive needs. 

Active treatments focus on invigorating abdominal (core) muscles to enhance spine support. Strengthening and stretching exercises to boost muscle flexibility not only improve agility but also ensures muscles remain healthy enough to successfully manage pain.


Passive physiotherapy for fibromyalgia includes cryotherapy, a treatment used by chiropractors to trigger an anti-inflammatory response within the body. Cryotherapy involves the use of dry, cold air to sustain reduced muscle temperatures without disrupting the body's core temperature or damaging skin. 

Chiropractor is doing some spine adjustment for fibromyalgia treatment in Torrance at Zaker Chiropractic Clinic.

Following the completion of a cryotherapy session, your skin temperature returns to normal. However, deeper muscle and soft tissue temperatures stay cold to prolong the anti-inflammatory effects of cryotherapy

Spine Adjustments

Chiropractors understand that fibromyalgia is an inflammatory disease arising mostly from a dysfunctional nervous system. By restoring the normal positioning of out-of-place spinal vertebrae with an adjustment, chiropractors remove nerve compression causing systemic inflammation and widespread pain. When nerves are allowed to communicate and functionally effectively, inflammation disappears and symptoms of fibromyalgia diminish.

When adjustments, cryotherapy, massage therapy, and physiotherapy are included in a whole-body treatment program, fibromyalgia sufferers report rapid relief of joint and muscle pain, fatigue, depression, and other health problems attributed to fibromyalgia.

Advantages of Non-Invasive Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Non-invasive treatments for fibromyalgia offer several advantages over surgical interventions. Some of the advantages of non-invasive treatments for fibromyalgia are:

  • Reduced risks and complications associated with surgery: Non-invasive treatments such as physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic care carry a lower risk of complications and adverse effects compared to surgical interventions. Patients with fibromyalgia may have other medical conditions or medications that make them more susceptible to surgical complications, making non-invasive options a safer choice.
  • Minimized downtime and faster recovery: Surgery typically requires a longer recovery period and may result in temporary or permanent limitations in mobility and function. Non-invasive treatments, on the other hand, have little to no downtime and allow patients to resume their daily activities soon after treatment.
  • Less reliance on pain medications with potential side effects: Surgery often requires the use of powerful pain medications that carry the risk of addiction, dependence, and other side effects. Non-invasive treatments for fibromyalgia, such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation, can help reduce pain and promote relaxation without the need for prescription drugs.
  • Increased flexibility to customize treatment plans based on individual needs: Non-invasive treatments for fibromyalgia offer a wide range of options that can be tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient. This flexibility allows for a more personalized approach to treatment, which may lead to better outcomes.
  • Improved quality of life by addressing pain, fatigue, and other fibromyalgia symptoms: Non-invasive treatments can help reduce pain and fatigue, improve sleep quality, and address other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. This can lead to an overall improvement in quality of life, allowing patients to enjoy a more active and fulfilling lifestyle.

Why Choose Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness

Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness is a reputable healthcare provider specializing in non-surgical treatment for fibromyalgia. Choosing a trusted and experienced provider for fibromyalgia care is crucial in achieving effective management of the condition.

  • Expertise in Fibromyalgia Treatment: At Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness, our healthcare professionals have the expertise in diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia. They have the necessary qualifications, experience, and credentials to provide non-surgical treatment for fibromyalgia.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Approach: We take a comprehensive approach to fibromyalgia treatment, which may include chiropractic care,  physiotherapy, nutrition counseling, and other evidence-based therapies. This holistic approach aims to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of fibromyalgia for improved overall well-being.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: At Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness, we create personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs and condition. We understand the importance of individualized care in managing fibromyalgia symptoms effectively.
  • Insurance Coverage: We work with various insurance providers to provide coverage for non-surgical fibromyalgia treatment. Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness accepts several types of insurance, and we can help patients utilize their insurance benefits for fibromyalgia treatment.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Our patient-centered approach prioritizes open communication, active patient involvement, and compassionate care. We value patient feedback, concerns, and preferences in designing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Cutting-Edge Techniques and Technology: At Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness, we use cutting-edge techniques and technology in non-surgical treatment for fibromyalgia. These advanced methods may enhance the effectiveness and comfort of treatment.
  • Positive Patient Outcomes: We have had many fibromyalgia patients benefit from non-surgical treatment at Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness. We have success stories and testimonials from patients who have utilized insurance coverage or claimed OWCP injury benefits.

Fibromyalgia Care with a Patient-Centered Focus

If you or someone you know is suffering from fibromyalgia, our Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness is here to help. We understand the impact that fibromyalgia can have on your quality of life, and we are dedicated to providing personalized and effective treatment solutions. Our comprehensive approach includes evidence-based treatments and alternative therapies to manage fibromyalgia symptoms and improve overall wellness. Don't let fibromyalgia control your life – take action today and schedule an appointment with our team in Torrance. We are here to support you every step of the way towards a better, more comfortable life.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our expert chiropractor and receive personalized fibromyalgia treatment in Torrance. Zaker Chiropractic Pain & Wellness has several locations to serve you. Each clinic offers a multidisciplinary list of services. Call (949) 822-7655 for an appointment with Newport Pain & Wellness, (424) 407-3146 for South Bay Pain & Wellness, or (310) 683-0493 for an appointment with San Pedro Pain & Wellness. 


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