Fibromyalgia in a neurological condition that results in increased pain levels in the signals being communicated between the brain and body. Millions of Americans suffer from this condition, and the number of diagnosed female patients outnumber men by 10 to 1. Symptoms include widespread pain and tender spots on the body, insomnia, problems with cognitive functions, and migraines (to name a few of the most common ones).
A fibromyalgia patient does not process pain the same way another person does. Changes in the central nervous system cause wind-up, a condition where the body is hypersensitive to pain due to being on emergency alert. As a result, even light stimuli may prove extremely painful during a flare-up.
Seeking Natural Relief from Fibromyalgia
Because fibromyalgia symptoms are related to the proper functioning of the central nervous system, upper cervical chiropractic is a good place to look for natural relief. Upper cervical chiropractors can help the central nervous system function optimally by correcting small misalignments in the C1 and C2 vertebrae. Such misalignments can have profound effects on brainstem function, blood flow to the brain, and proper cerebrospinal fluid drainage.
At Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic, we use the Atlas Orthogonal method of upper cervical chiropractic to help identify and correct C1 and C2 subluxations. When a precise measurement of the misalignment is made, adjustments can be tailored to the individual patient’s needs. In turn, keeping the top bones of the spine in proper alignment gives the body the time it needs to heal.
Many patients find that overall health and immune system function improve when the brainstem and the rest of the nervous system can operate properly. To learn more about what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you, we encourage you to call our practice and schedule a consultation.
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