180 Family Chiropractic -  - Chiropractor

Steve Nagel, DC

Chiropractor located in Mandan, ND

Fibromyalgia Treatment

More than 5 million adults in the US are affected by the widespread pain of Fibromyalgia. Dr. Steve Nagel at 180 Family Chiropractic in Mandan, North Dakota and also serving Bismarck, North Dakota. Specializes in eliminating the pain and impaired function of patients with Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

by Steve Nagel, DC

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain, sleep problems, fatigue, and psychological or digestive distress. According to the CDC, more than 5 million Americans are affected by this condition with women outnumbering men 7:1. Fibromyalgia is characterized by many or all of the following:

  • Tingling or numbness in the extremities Insomnia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Problems concentrating or remembering Morning stiffness in the joints and muscles Headaches

How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?

Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a diagnosis that is made by eliminating other conditions. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) uses severity as a basis for diagnosis. If a person has widespread pain greater than or equal to a “7” on a scale of 1-10 and a symptom severity level greater than or equal to a “5” on a 10 point scale, if their symptoms have been present at the same level for 3 or more months, and if the patient doesn’t have another disorder that would explain their pain, a person is diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

How can chiropractic treatment help with fibromyalgia symptoms?

Even though there is no known cause for fibromyalgia, many of the symptoms can be traced back to neurological interference. When the spine is misaligned, the nervous system cannot function the way it was intended to. As a result, pain, even widespread pain, can result. By correcting the vertebral subluxations, Dr. Nagel can address much of the neurological interference in the body, allowing the immune system to function at its best. As the area’s only Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner, Dr. Nagel’s extensive education and experience then qualifies him to counsel his patients in stretches, exercises, and nutritional changes that can alleviate their symptoms and extend the effectiveness of their chiropractic care. What results is an alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms and long-term care for the overall condition?

Insurance Accepted

180 Family Chiropractic is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sanford Health, Medicaid and Medicare. If we are out of network with your policy, we will help you to submit to your insurance carrier. We also have plans that make care affordable if you do not have insurance. We accept all auto carriers when treating patients after automobile accidents.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicaid
Medicare
Sanford Health
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Steve. I feel he has completed changed my life for the better."

    Cheryl M.
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    "My family and I have been regular visitors at 180 Chiropractic for several years now. Everyone there has been so encouraging and professional."

    David M.
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    "Dr Steve is very knowledgeable and skilled at what he does. The staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome and at ease."

    Karen K.
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    "Dr. Steve takes the time to listen to your concerns. He and his staff are very caring and professional. I would recommend them to anyone."

    Angela L.
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    "Thanks Dr. Steve and Angie for all the support, if you have problems with getting and keeping weight off this is the way to go."

    Sandi K.
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    "Dr Steve has changed our lives for the better! He has been a huge part of our family's health plan for 3 years now and we are so thankful for how our life has changed!"

    Erica B.
Location
180 Family Chiropractic
2008 Twin City Dr.
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-204-0540
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701-204-0540