Fibromyalgia affects women more often than men, and as many as six million people are diagnosed in America. What are the symptoms of this disabling disease?
Widespread pain throughout the body
Anxiety and depression
Abnormal tension headaches
Memory and cognitive function issues
Bowel and bladder problems
Researchers cannot come upon an answer as to why fibromyalgia occurs, although one thing they do agree on is that the central nervous system is involved. For some reason, the brain is receiving messages from the body that there is pain, when there is actually little or no pain. People with fibromyalgia are super sensitive to pain signals. Generally, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be given only after all other health conditions are dismissed, involving a number of tests and much distress for the person involved.
Since the central nervous system is responsible for decoding, sending, and receiving signals from the body, it makes sense that it must be malfunctioning for the brain to feel pain when there is none. So, what can one do to help his nervous system begin functioning at it best?
Seeking the Care of Upper Cervical Chiropractors for Fibromyalgia
In order for the central nervous system to function at its optimum, the upper cervical spine must be in proper order. This is because the C1 vertebra has the important job of protecting the brainstem. However, due to its location and mobility, it may misalign easily. Something as simple as a trip and fall or minor vehicle accident can be enough for it to move out of place.
Here at Balanced Atlas & Migraine Center, we employ a method that is both gentle and precise called Atlas Orthogonal. It helps to encourage the bones of the neck to realign without needing to pop or crack them. This is because we use precise measurements to find the exact location of the problem. Some have seen an improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms after a few visits.
To schedule a complimentary consultation call our Littleton, CO office at 303-795-0389
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