Do You or Someone You Know Suffer from Fibromyalgia?
A common misconception of upper cervical chiropractic care is that it is only for neck and back pain; however, upper cervical chiropractic care has helped patients with many other conditions. Patients that visit an upper cervical chiropractor see improvement in Fibromyalgia symptoms, TMD, dizziness, numbness and tingling, headaches, asthma, seizures, digestive problems, and more. Upper cervical care focuses on finding and removing interference in the nervous system that may be the underlying primary cause of chronic health conditions like Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating myofascial disorder that affects thousands of people’s ability to function each year. FM patient’s suffer from chronic pain, burning and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, low back and hips. Many of these patients also experience additional symptoms like chronic fatigue, depression, headaches, sleep disorders, numbness and digestive problems. FM is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in America. FM patients usually take over the counter pain relievers, pain killers, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, steroid injections, all of which can result in dangerous side effects, and in more extreme cases, a patient may have surgery.
The cause of FM is unknown; however, studies have indicated that approximately 70% of FM patients had suffered some type of traumatic neck injury such as: a car accident, sports injury, dental work, or a fall prior to the onset of their symptoms. Neck injuries result in misalignments of the upper cervical spine and these misalignments can put pressure on the brain stem causing interference in communication between the brain and body. Interference to the function of the nervous system can result in chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as FM. Chiropractic research has shown that patients under upper cervical chiropractic care have seen improvements in Fibromyalgia symptoms. Set up a free consultation with our office to see if upper cervical care is right for you.