Fibromyalgia (FM) is known for causing widespread pain throughout the body and is neurological in nature. Females are diagnosed 10 times more often than males with millions suffering around the world. Some other common symptoms are:
- Tender spots on the body
- Problems with memory and other cognitive issues
- Abnormal headaches and migraines
- Inability to sleep and feel rested
- Brain fog
Someone suffering from this condition reacts differently to stimuli a person without fibromyalgia. In FM patients, changes happening in the central nervous system lead to something referred to as wind-up. What this means is the body becomes hypersensitive to pain. The body is constantly on emergency alert, and it sends signals to the brain that there is pain when there is, in fact, little or no pain whatsoever. Even light sensations can lead to excruciating pain.
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Why Upper Cervical Chiropractic Benefits Fibromyalgia Patients
As noted, in those suffering from FM the central nervous system is the primary culprit. This is often due to a small misalignment in the C1 (atlas) or C2 (axis) vertebra. A misalignment here can impact the brainstem in a negative way. Blood flow to the brain and cerebrospinal fluid drainage can be compromised.
Here at 1st Place Chiropractic, we use the latest diagnostic technology to help find where these misalignments are located. Once that is accomplished, adjustments are tailored specifically to each individual patient’s needs. Adjustments are only given when needed, and no popping or cracking of the spine is involved. Rather, we employ a gentle method that encourages the bones to move back into their original position on naturally. The body can now begin to repair any damage.
The results are astounding. Many patients find that their overall health improves. Fibromyalgia symptoms often lessen in intensity or, in some cases, are eliminated totally.
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