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Chiropractic and Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic and Fibromyalgia

Those people inflicted with fibromyalgia can truly suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous pain. But the agony and suffering of people with fibromyalgia can be alleviated with the help of chiropractic care.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by that nagging, sometimes severe pain that can be widespread throughout the musculoskeletal frame of the body. It is often accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, and even memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia intensifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes our pain signals.

chiropractic and fibromyalgia

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fibromyalgia affects about 4 million US adults—about 2% of the adult population. The cause of fibromyalgia is not really known, but it can be triggered by stressful events—either physical (such as an injury) or emotional (such as PTSD). It may even be brought on by a viral infection.

Fibromyalgia is an equal opportunity disorder that affects people of all ages—even children—but usually is diagnosed in people of middle age. However, women are twice as likely to have fibromyalgia than men. Also if you have Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis, you are more likely to develop fibromyalgia. Other factors that come into play are family history and obesity.

In a study published in the National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information (, a group of patients ranging in age from 25 to 70 underwent chiropractic treatment. After four (4) weeks of chiropractic management, patients reported improved cervical and lumbar ranges of motion and improved pain levels.

Also, a study was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine which dealt with women suffering from fibromyalgia and their ability to train and exercise. In the study they separated the patients into two groups. One group did Resistance Training only, the other group did Resistance Training along with receiving chiropractic treatment. Results show the women who only did the Resistance Training dropped out at 5 to 1 over those who were training and receiving chiropractic care. Those women in both groups who remained saw an increase in muscular strength, however, only those women in the group that received chiropractic care significantly improved in the pre- to post functional domains of flexibility, balance and coordination, and endurance.

To have pain or not to have pain? That is the question. Chiropractic care for fibromyalgia has proven to dramatically make a positive difference in patients’ lives. And maybe that is the answer for you.

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Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management

“Life is short and precious. As a Physiatrist and Pain Physician my goal for my patients is to reduce their pain and suffering, enhance form, improve function and ultimately promote the best quality of life for that individual.”

Dr. Fiaz Jaleel graduated from the University of The West Indies in 1987. He completed a two year internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL and went on to do a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis , MO. In 2007, Dr. Jaleel joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as Medical Director. He is currently Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine via the American Board of Pain Medicine.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jaleel held positions as an Intern, House officer, and District Medical Officer. He has also practiced in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Central and North Florida.

While practicing in Trinidad , Dr. Jaleel also worked in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Community Medicine.

Dr. Jaleel has encountered many diseases, disorders and clinical situations related to multiple aspects of trauma including penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, motor vehicular accidents and concomitant injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, closed head injuries, fractures and burns.

When not treating his patients, Dr. Jaleel enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Jaleel has the following affiliations:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Medical Association

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.