Fibromyalgia is not experienced the same by everyone that has it. Some have severe pain, while others feel the additional symptoms of this condition cause them more disability than the pain does. What are some of these symptoms?
- Joint stiffness
- Sleep issues
- Bowel and bladder function problems
- Problems swallowing
- Cognitive problems called fibro fog
- Chronic pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Chronic tiredness
- Anxiety and depression
Who Gets Fibromyalgia?
Anyone at any age can develop this condition. However, those at greatest risk are:
- Anyone who has had previous head or neck trauma
- People who are not very active
- Women, particularly when going through menopause
- Those with a family member with fibromyalgia
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Why Does It Happen?
While it remains a bit of a mystery, one thing is for sure, the brain is not processing pain signals in the proper way. This may be due to a neurochemical imbalance that is often linked back to a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine.
Alleviating Fibromyalgia Naturally
A misalignment in the top bones of the spine – the C1 and C2 vertebrae – are often responsible for the symptoms of fibromyalgia and other serious health concerns. This type of problem can occur from mild trauma to the head or neck. Things such as a trip and fall, sports injuries, car accidents, or any event that cause the neck muscles to over-extend. The bones of the upper neck area are more susceptible to injury due to their location and mobility. If they move out of place, the brainstem is negatively impacted, causing it to send improper signals to the brain about what is happening in the body, including processing pain.
Here at 1st Place Chiropractic in St. Charles, Illinois, we use a method that is gentle and precise to help the neck bones move back into their original position. We do not pop or crack the neck but let it move naturally back where it belongs, leading to a longer-lasting adjustment. Many have seen improvement in their fibromyalgia symptoms in a short amount of time.
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