Although it’s not exclusively a women’s disorder, the truth is that up to 90% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are female. It isn’t completely understood why fibromyalgia favors women to such a large degree, but differences in hormones are thought to be a possible explanation for the bias.
If you’re a woman dealing with fibromyalgia, chances are you are dealing with headaches, widespread pain, sleep difficulties, sensitivity to light, sound, and temperature changes, as well as memory issues. Treatment options normally include prescription pain relievers and muscle relaxers, antidepressants to control hormones, and even oral contraceptives to help with especially painful menstrual cycles and PMS.
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Chasing Fibromyalgia Symptoms vs. Correcting the Cause
More and more, fibromyalgia is being understood as a pain processing disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). The connection and potential solution can be found by looking at spinal alignment and how it relates to the normal function of the CNS. The top vertebra in your neck, the atlas, provides protection for an important part of your nervous system. The brainstem is the link between the brain and spinal cord. The atlas can misalign and create tension on the brainstem and spinal cord, which can lead to the distortion of signals traveling between the brain and body. This can potentially lead to chronic pain, fatigue, and other fibromyalgia symptoms.
At Precision Chiropractic West, we utilize a very specific and gentle means of correcting atlas misalignments. By realigning the atlas, pressure and tension are reduced on the spinal cord, allowing for the restoration of normal brain-body signals. This can lead to the reduction of fibromyalgia symptoms naturally, without the need for medications.