Fibromyalgia is known for widespread pain throughout the body and inability to sleep. However, research has revealed that getting 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis can actually relieve the pain of fibromyalgia. So, the question is, how can a person sleep when a health condition affects sleep quality? Here are few things that can be done to promote good sleep:
- Get regular exercise. This can be difficult when dealing with pain, but doing some mild, low impact cardio can help with sleep. Just don’t exercise within 3 hours of bedtime.
- Do not eat for 2 hours before bedtime.
- No caffeine for 6 hours before bedtime.
- Keeping the bedroom dark can encourage sleep. Any light, from a cell phone, a tablet, or even an alarm clock, can interfere with the body’s production of melatonin and prevent sleep.
A medical doctor usually looks to injections or prescription drugs to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia. While these may help, they are not addressing the underlying cause of the condition. Therefore, fibromyalgia will continue. A current trend is seeking a natural, long-lasting way to care for fibromyalgia. Many are finding the answers they are looking for in upper cervical chiropractic care.
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Fibromyalgia Relieved by Proper Spinal Alignment
The atlas is the top bone of the upper neck vertebrae. If it has become misaligned for any reason, stress is placed on the spinal cord. This causes messages being sent to and from the brain and body to become faulty, leading to the symptoms of fibromyalgia and other serious health conditions.
We work with our patients to find the exact location of a misalignment and then employ a gentle, precise technique to realign the bones of the neck. This results in proper signals being sent once again to the brain and body. My patients in case studies have reported seeing an improvement in their pain levels and other fibromyalgia symptoms after only a few adjustments.
A study was done involving a 32-year-old woman who was complaining of extreme tiredness, sleepless nights, and fatigue. After just 6 months of upper cervical care, her symptoms went away completely!
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