Statistics About Fibromyalgia
If you’ve been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you are far from alone. According to estimates, as much as 7% of people are afflicted with this chronic disorder. Ten times as many women are affected as men. As a person ages, they become more at risk for this disorder. Symptoms include:
- Body pain
- Sleep problems
- Brain fog
- Bowel and bladder irritation
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
Research has determined that the problem goes back the central nervous system. When a person has
Fibromyalgia, the way that their brain perceives pain is distorted. Even the patterns of a person’s brain are different if they have Fibromyalgia. One major issue is a decrease in the flow of blood to the brainstem. In severe cases, this results in changes in brain chemistry. Ultimately, the body ends up experiencing pain beyond what it should be feeling.
Seeking Natural Relief in Graham, Washington
Treatment options are many and varied. Results are inconsistent at best. While medical professionals currently seem to favor prescription medications, side effects have driven many to alternative treatments. In fact, the Mayo Clinic reports that about half of Fibromyalgia patients complement treatment with alternative methods.
The brainstem is linked to the upper cervical spine because the C1 and C2 vertebrae protect it. However, a misalignment can have the opposite result and actually puts pressure on the brainstem, even restricting blood flow. This is why upper cervical chiropractors have had great success in treating conditions such as Fibromyalgia.
If you are searching for natural treatment, Dr. Craig Lapenski can perform an examination to determine if upper cervical chiropractic is right for you.
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