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Exercise Reduces Symptoms from Fibromyalgia | Central Chiropractor

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious disorder that has been misunderstood for many years, however, there are lots of treatment options available to relieve its symptoms. When it comes to fibromyalgia, exercise can be beneficial to relieve it.

How does exercise help fibromyalgia?
Exercise will be an essential part of fibromyalgia therapy, although your chronic pain and fatigue may make exercising seem excruciating. Physical activity reduces symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and can even help you sleep better. Exercise can be a fundamental part of managing your symptoms.

Exercise for Fibromyalgia
Getting regular physical activity 30 minutes per day, helps reduce perceptions of pain in people with fibromyalgia, according to a 2010 study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy. The signs of fibromyalgia may make exercising a challenge, although exercise is a commonly prescribed treatment for chronic pain.

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Rotator Cuff Tears Resulting from Auto Injury

Rotator Cuff Tears Resulting from Auto Injury - El Paso Chiropractor


Rotator cuff tears are a common cause for impairing pain among adults. A 2008 study determined that nearly 2 million individuals in the United States alone received medical attention due to a rotator cuff complication. A torn rotator cuff often leads to shoulder weakness, greatly restricting a person’s normal range of motion and making everyday activities painful and difficult. There are many causes behind this type of shoulder injury, but rotator cuff tears resulting after an automobile accident, although often misconceived, are more frequent than people foresee.
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Anatomy of a Shoulder Injury


The shoulder has a wider range of motion than any other joint in the body. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and tendons which merge together to surround and protect the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff attaches the humerus to the shoulder blade, mainly functioning to provide motion to the arm, allowing it to lift and rotate in a broad extent of motions.

A tear is characterized when one of the four muscles and/or tendons around the shoulder joint become damaged or injured, usually from repetitive overuse of the shoulder, or in other cases, as a result of direct trauma from being involved in a forceful automobile accident. When a single or multiple of the rotator cuff tendons is torn, the tendon no longer fully attaches to the head of the humerus. Different types of tears may occur. A partial tear is identified as damage to the soft tissue where it hasn’t been completely severed. A full-thickness tear, also referred to as a complete tear, is identified when the soft tissue splits into two pieces. In a majority of cases, tendons may tear where they attach to the shoulder joint. With a full-thickness tear, there is essentially, a gap in the tendon.

Shoulder Pain After Auto Injury



Rotator cuff tears are most often associated with rear-end collisions, however, any type of car accident can lead to shoulder injury. During an auto accident, many individuals tend to tense up and brace their hands against the steering wheel which causes the shoulders to absorb a large amount of the force from the impact. Rotator cuff tears are very likely to occur in this instance.

If after being involved in an automobile accident, the individual experiences shoulder pain, it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention to properly diagnose any damage or injury to the structures surrounding the shoulder joint. Other rotator cuff tear symptoms include; radiating pain along the top or outer sides of the shoulder which travel throughout the arm, restricted mobility, inflammation and swelling, popping or clicking while moving the arm, and overall weakness of the region.

There are a variety of treatment options available for a rotator cuff tear depending on the severity of the injury. Whether the tear is mild or severe, many shoulder complications can be treated with chiropractic care. A chiropractor will use careful adjustments and manual manipulations to gradually correct a variety of other complications that may have developed during the car crash, including spinal misalignments and whiplash injuries. Additionally, a chiropractor may follow through with an appropriate set of stretches and exercises to progressively strengthen the muscles and other tissues surrounding the shoulder joint. Because we depend on our shoulders for optimal arm movement, rotator cuff health is essential towards an efficient, daily lifestyle.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez




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