What is fibromyalgia? This condition causes widespread pain and tenderness across the body. Patients may also deal with insomnia, fatigue, and mental confusion. Fibro fog is the term used to describe the feeling of mental cloudiness, poor concentration, and memory problems that accompany fibromyalgia. What can the estimated 12 million Americans who suffer from fibromyalgia do to cope?
Once a diagnosis is reached (which can be difficult because many are misdiagnosed), the search begins for effective relief. Most doctors immediately start with pain relievers and some may also provide medication for anxiety and depression which often accompany fibromyalgia. While exercise may be painful, gentle forms of exercise can have great benefit for a fibromyalgia patient as being sedentary will only increase the pain and fatigue.
Unfortunately, this is still a greatly misunderstood condition. Many do not gain benefit from the medications they take. Theories abound as to why this condition occurs in the first place. After all, getting to the root of the problem is the best way to deal with it rather than just covering over the symptoms. However, the only thing doctors can agree on is that it has something to do with the central nervous system.
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Much Need Help for Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Upper cervical chiropractic can have great benefits when it comes to central nervous system function. If the C1 or C2 is misaligned, it can affect the brainstem, cerebrospinal fluid drainage, and blood flow to the brain. These factors can cause problems with pain signals and create the environment for fibromyalgia.
When the misalignment is corrected, the body has a chance to heal as the nervous system can once again function optimally. As a result, many patients with fibromyalgia see improvement while under upper cervical chiropractic care. And the good news is that as the alignment holds, visits can become further apart. This leads to upper cervical chiropractic being a cost-effective form of care as well.
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