Editor’s note: The following is based on an individual’s experience and shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before going on or off medication or starting a new treatment.
“What’s the best kind of doctor to see?”
Oftentimes, I see this question posted in a large fibromyalgia group on Facebook.
Most people tell the original poster to see a rheumatologist. However, I have a different suggestion. After ruling out more serious problems, why not see a chiropractor?
Fibro patients are typically referred to a rheumatologist. These specialists treat conditions involving pain, such as arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and fibromyalgia. They prescribe medications to alleviate the symptoms.
I know some medications can lead to a better quality of life, for some people. But sometimes they can cause serious side effects. So I’ve decided to go another way.
Chiropractors also treat pain. They specialize in pain. If pain didn’t exist, they’d go out of business.