Fibromyalgia is known for causing pain throughout the body. Another symptom, however, is a feeling of numbness and/or tingling in the fingers and hands. This is often related to a misalignment of the vertebrae of the upper neck area. What are some other reasons for numbness and tingling?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This occurs when the median nerve in the carpal tunnel becomes pinched and causes a tingling sensation in the hand, forearm, and wrist. Almost anyone can have this occur, but it seems to be more common in those who are typing at a computer all day.
Thoracic outlet syndrome: When the nerves and blood vessels located in the collarbone and first rib become compressed, this is the end result. Other symptoms include shoulder and neck pain.
Pinched nerve: Most people are familiar with a pinched nerve due to pressure on a particular nerve. It is important to note, however, that the pain and numbness felt can be far away from the source.
Migraines are often described as causing extreme, throbbing pain in the head. Only 1% of people escape having some kind of a headache in their entire life. In a year’s time, 90% of people experience a headache. When it comes to migraines, about 17% of the world’s population get them. This means that, at one time or another, 1 billion people are suffering from a migraine. Yet, this condition remains a mystery. Research continues to abound, but few answers are found. So what do we know?
Migraines are neurological in origin making them different than headaches. They have a wide variety of symptoms including:
Light and sound sensitivity
Nausea and possible vomiting
One thing that researchers agree on is that migraines often occur due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. This can be linked to a misalignment of the bones of the upper neck, in particular, the C1 and C2 vertebrae. A misalignment here, even if it is as small...
Here at Balanced Atlas and Migraine Center, we help our patients by using a gentle method to realign the bones of the upper neck in an attempt to reverse the abnormal process of central sensitization. Patients often see a decrease in migraines and fibromyalgia once in proper alignment. Some even see both conditions go away completely.
Comment from a Medical Doctor on Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic:
"I am saddened by the thousands, and probably millions, of patients that have problems that could be helped by Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic care, but don’t know that it exists. We want every single patient we have under care to have his or her spine examined by an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor. If the alignment is wrong, the nervous system is not going to work well no matter how good their nutrition is they are not going to be able to assimilate that nutrition sufficiently. The majority of cancer cases we see have overt cervical spinal problems, even the ones who don’t have a history of spinal trauma."
Dr. Nicholas Gonzales, MD, Immunologist, Cancer Specialist
How do we really know if our kids are experiencing any kind of spine pain? Most parents attribute the pain to 'growing pains' and may disregard it. Or some parents believe that since our children are 'young and healthy' they can bounce back from injuries or pain quickly.
It's definitely true that the healing response may be quicker in younger people, but we should not disregard any type of pain they may be experiencing.
Are your kids involved in contact sports? Wear a heavy backpack to school? Every day things could be contributing factors to their pain.
Get your kids checked for spinal misalignments (subluxations)!
Take a look at this case report found in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research:
Resolution of Low Back Pain in an 8-year-old Following Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Report
Charmaine A. Herman, M.A., D.C.
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ July 28, 2016 ~ Pages 24-30