Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex chronic pain condition. It affects people socially, physically, and mentally. In the past, FM was called fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis, or fibrositis. Even then, it has a reputation for causing widespread pain throughout a person’s body. Its symptoms often come and go. However, whenever the symptoms become severe, they can be exceedingly crippling. As a result, it can potentially interfere with your regular routines and dramatically impact your quality of life. Some of these symptoms include:
- widespread pain
- jaw pain and stiffness
- pain and tiredness in the face muscles and adjacent fibrous tissues
- stiff joints and muscles in the morning
- irregular sleep patterns
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- painful menstrual periods
- tingling and numbness in the hands and feet
- restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- sensitivity to cold or heat
- difficulties with memory and concentration, known as “fibro-fog”
The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unclear. However, current thinking in the field of Rheumatology suggests that fibromyalgia is a problem with central pain processing in the brain, where there may be an increased sensitivity or perception of pain to a given trigger.
Studies proved that fibromyalgia and any misalignment in the atlas or axis vertebra of the upper cervical spine have a connection. The atlas and axis bones are crucial vertebrae in the spine. These vertebrae support and enable mobility of the head and protect the brainstem. If any of these bones shift out of alignment, they will put extreme pressure and stress on the brainstem. As a result, the brainstem malfunctions, which would cause the inappropriate sending of messages to the brain and other various health problems, including fibromyalgia and its accompanying symptoms.
NUCCA chiropractors use a method that will not inflict further pain on the back or neck. It is a very gentle and highly precise method that does NOT include popping or cracking the spine. Instead, it encourages the atlas to move back into its proper position naturally. Many FM patients experienced significant improvements in their various FM symptoms.
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