Fibromyalgia seems to pop up out of the blue in some cases with no cause being recognized. However, research done during the 1990’s linked fibromyalgia with trauma to the head or neck area. This was seen in more than 60% of those suffering from fibromyalgia.
The Basics of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition. Here are a few common symptoms:
- Widespread pain throughout the entire body
- Inability to sleep
- Extreme tiredness
- The feeling of swelling in hands and feet
- Low energy
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Pain in the jaw or face
- Abnormal headaches (migraine or tension)
- Cognitive problems such as memory, confusion, brain fog
- Digestive system problems such as pain, nausea, bloating, constipation, diarrhea
Although there is much debate about the exact cause of fibromyalgia, one theory is that it is a neurological condition that causes pain to feel much worse than it actually is. As many as 5 million adults cope with this on a daily basis in America. Fibromyalgia ranks as the most common pain condition. Many turn to prescription drugs to help cope with symptoms and help with sleep issues. Some may wonder if there is a natural alternative that works any better?
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Fibromyalgia Helped by Correcting Neck Misalignments
It makes sense that if a majority of people suffering from fibromyalgia have had previous trauma to their head or neck, then correcting the damage done by the injury may alleviate symptoms. This is exactly what is being seen by those receiving care from upper cervical chiropractors.
At 1st Place Chiropractic, we use a specialized technique that helps patients to cope with pain without the side effects of medication. If the bones of the neck have misaligned due to a car accident, a sporting injury, a fall, or some other similar trauma, the central nervous system and brainstem can be affected. This causes the body to send improper signals to the brain. This can mean the person feels more pain than is really there. Once corrected through gentle, precise means, patients often report feeling much better and seeing their symptoms become much easier to cope with. Some have seen fibromyalgia go away completely.
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