If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you know the road that led you there was long and rough. Since symptoms can come and go and vary so much from person to person, many tests often need to be performed to rule out other conditions that share the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The widespread pain, extreme fatigue, sleep problems, and mood issues are a lot to deal with, so naturally you’d want to find a treatment option that provides a solution. The trouble is that many treatment options for fibromyalgia are simply geared towards temporary relief.
For many fibromyalgia sufferers, upper cervical chiropractic has resulted in less pain, less fatigue, and fewer overall symptoms. One of the reasons this is possible is because we focus on the alignment of the top vertebrae in the neck. These bones are quite important since they have the responsibility of providing protection for the brainstem. When there is a misalignment of the vertebrae in this area, it can hinder blood flow, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, and disturb normal nervous system function. The end result can be that messages travelling between the body and brain relaying information such as pain sensations can be distorted, causing pain to be perceived abnormally as in the case of fibromyalgia.
At Precision Chiropractic West, we perform a thorough evaluation on each of our patients to determine if an upper cervical misalignment, or subluxation, can be the underlying cause of your condition. If, indeed, a problem is found, gentle and precise adjustments are given when necessary to restore normal alignment. Once the atlas is in proper alignment, the body and brain can communicate normally again, the healing process can take place, and fibromyalgia symptoms may be reduced.