Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain throughout the body and extreme tiredness. Many wonder why it begins and whether there is any way to avoid it. Even those in the field of health care often ponder how to help their patients cope with this debilitating disease as it seems to be becoming more and more common.
A recent study revealed an interesting fact. It showed that the majority of cases of fibromyalgia were brought about by some kind of trauma—a car accident, surgery, or psychological trauma.
Some other symptoms of fibromyalgia that are commonly reported are as follows:
- Problems with cognitive function called brain fog
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Depression and anxiety
- Problems with sleep
- Restless legs
- Memory problems
A few interesting facts:
- Women are diagnosed far more often than men.
- Medications cannot cure fibromyalgia but are targeted at relieving the symptoms.
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Where to Find Relief?
One suggestion from a study done in 2015 is that of performing gentle physical exercise on a consistent basis. This can slow the progression of this condition. Many people are turning to natural means to try and cope. Are there any that work?
Fibromyalgia and Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Since a link has been seen between fibromyalgia and trauma, one must take a deeper look at the underlying cause. Often it has been seen that a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae is to blame for the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A misalignment in either the C1 or C2 vertebra can place undue pressure on the brainstem. This leads to the brainstem sending improper signals to and from the brain and body telling the brain there is a great deal of pain when there is, in fact, little or no pain.
We use a gentle technique to help correct this misalignment. This is often all that is required to help someone see a decrease in the symptoms of fibromyalgia. In some case studies, symptoms have resolved completely.
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