Fibromyalgia is becoming more prevalent, perhaps due to the fact that it is better recognized now than in years past. Research is shedding more light on the condition, which for a long time remained somewhat of a mystery. Fibromyalgia is about 7 times more common among women, but can certainly affect men as well as children.
The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread muscle pain and tenderness
- Generalized achiness
- Fatigue and poor sleep
- Mental cloudiness, sometimes referred to as “fibro fog”
- Headaches or migraines
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Getting Past Symptoms to the Cause of Fibromyalgia
To better understand the potential cause of fibromyalgia, it is necessary to understand your body’s central nervous system (CNS). The CNS runs every function of the body. Relevant to fibromyalgia, the CNS is responsible for sending and receiving signals that carry information about pain processing, sleep cycle regulation, hormone production, and digestion to name a few.
The vertebrae of your spine are designed to protect the brainstem and spinal cord. When a spinal misalignment occurs, particularly at the level of the brainstem, your body’s central nervous system cannot function optimally. This may lead to distorted signals and can be the underlying cause for most fibromyalgia symptoms.
Many fibromyalgia sufferers have been finding the lasting relief they’ve been looking for through upper cervical chiropractic care. An atlas (C1) misalignment can cut off normal brain-body signaling by putting abnormal pressure on the brainstem. Because of our focus on atlas alignment, we are able to restore normal brain-body communication with gentle, specific adjustments. The body’s normal healing faculties can begin the process of repair and restoration, which may reduce the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms. If you are looking for a natural approach that doesn’t merely cover up symptoms, upper cervical chiropractic may provide a lasting solution.
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