Fibromyalgia symptoms can range from person to person both in occurrence and severity. Thus, while some may say the pain of fibromyalgia is severe, others may feel that some of the other symptoms are more debilitating. Before we get into the symptoms further, consider some of the following risk factors for developing fibromyalgia.
- Females are more likely to experience fibromyalgia, especially during menopause
- People who live a sedentary lifestyle
- Ones with a family member who has the condition
- People who have experienced a head or spine trauma
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Joint stiffness
- Anxiety or depression
- Numbness or tingling
- Sleep difficulties
- Bladder and bowel issues
- Difficulty swallowing
- Fibro fog (cognitive problems)
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Where Does Fibromyalgia Come From?
Neurochemical imbalances are often responsible for the widespread pain of fibromyalgia. The brain may be processing pain incorrectly. Because of this, really anyone can be affected by fibromyalgia, despite the fact that the high-risk categories noted above are more likely.
Finding Help from a Natural Source
How can upper cervical chiropractic help those who are suffering from this condition? It has to do with the top bones of the spine and the way that these can potentially affect the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood to the brain. If a misalignment exists, all sorts of symptoms may occur. How do the top bones of the neck come out of proper alignment?
Major or even minor head or neck trauma can be responsible. Whether it was a car accident, a sports injury, or just a common fall, an injury that causes a misalignment of the upper cervical spine can result in brainstem dysfunction and miscommunications in the body, including the way that pain is processed.
Because of this, upper cervical chiropractic care has been able to help many to deal with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing the symptoms noted above, especially if you have head or neck trauma in your history, come see us at Read Health Centers to learn what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you.
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