Fibromyalgia is known for poor sleep, widespread aching throughout the body, and extreme exhaustion. Those suffering from this condition never know when an attack may occur. It can be everyday things that cause this to happen, such as:
- Lack of proper sleep
- Injury or trauma
- Being tired
- Exposure to cold temperatures or moisture
Seeking care from someone in the medical field usually results in prescription medication and/or injections to help alleviate some symptoms. While this may bring about some degree of relief temporarily, it is important to realize that unless the root cause is addressed fibromyalgia flare-ups will continue to happen. This leads many fibromyalgia sufferers to seek alternative, natural methods for coping with their condition.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help Fibromyalgia Patients
A case study involving a 32-year-old female suffering from fibromyalgia revealed an interesting link between the health of the upper neck and her condition. She was having severe pain along with extreme fatigue. She also had problems sleeping due to her fibromyalgia. She began getting regular upper cervical chiropractic care for about 6 months totaling 8 adjustments to her atlas bone. She then reported being entirely free of her fibromyalgia symptoms.
How is this possible? If a misalignment has occurred in the top bone of the neck – the atlas bone or C1 vertebra – pressure is placed on the brainstem. The brainstem has the job of sending signals to and from the brain and body. If it is stressed, it cannot function properly, leading to fatigue, chronic pain, and other symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Here at Advanced Spinal Washington, we take a specific chiropractic approach to helping fibromyalgia patients. We use advances in diagnostic technology to find where each person’s specific misalignment lies. Then, providing gentle pressure to a precise point on the neck, a low force adjustment encourages the bones to move back into place naturally. This restores communication throughout the body and can lead to a lessening of fibromyalgia symptoms or even an elimination of them all together.
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