You may have heard fibromyalgia referred to as an “invisible illness”. This is because of the fact that people who are suffering with fibromyalgia don’t outwardly present themselves any differently than someone who is healthy. However, those affected are experiencing a great deal of pain, severe fatigue, and a loss of the quality of life they once had.
Since there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, for many people it’s a long road of experimenting with various treatment options. This yields unpredictable results, and oftentimes, the process causes even more sleepless nights, anxiety, and depression. Common treatments involve some combination of lifestyle modifications and medications. Medications, while helpful at times, come along with a host of unwanted side effects that can leave someone who already has a chronic health condition with more symptoms to add to their list.
Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers
The C1 and C2 vertebrae that make up your upper cervical spine play a crucial role in protecting the brainstem and ensuring normal nervous system function. If a misalignment occurs here, which happens more commonly than you’d expect, it can prevent normal communication from occurring between the brain and body. This can be a contributing factor in the magnification of pain signals in the case of fibromyalgia.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is different in that we focus on realigning the atlas in order to restore normal nervous system function. This is what allows for the body’s natural healing process to take place as optimally as possible. Upper cervical adjustments are very gentle, and each adjustment given is specific to each of our patient’s needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to our care. Because of this, many of our patients suffering with fibromyalgia are able to find some much-sought-after relief with a natural, long-lasting solution.