Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, sleeping troubles, and several other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can be a difficult condition to treat, and many healthcare providers still struggle to understand the nature of the problem. Although the exact cause of fibromyalgia is not fully understood, fibromyalgia has been linked to:
- Recent illness
- Repetitive injuries
- Traumatic or stressful events
- Certain diseases, such as Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Hormone imbalance
In any of these cases, people with fibromyalgia have an increased sensitivity to pain, which can make day to day activities difficult, sometimes even impossible.
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Uncovering the Common Thread
Any of the possible links above share a common thread. That thread lies in the body’s spine and central nervous system. The spine, which is normally designed to protect the brainstem and spinal cord, can misalign due to various injuries, stresses, or traumas. Because the nervous system is the master control system of the body, if its normal function is interfered with because of a spinal misalignment, then many other functions of the body can go awry. This includes normal hormone regulation and proper immune system function (an important factor in autoimmune conditions such as Lupus and RA).
At Upper Cervical Care Edwardsville, we perform a detailed analysis of the upper cervical spine. The atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae can have the greatest impact on the central nervous system because of their position in relationship to the brainstem. If you are suffering from fibromyalgia and are tired of trying the same old methods with only temporary relief, it’s time you have your atlas alignment checked by an upper cervical chiropractor. Restoring normal alignment will also restore normal nervous system function. This will allow all of your body’s other functions to normalize as well and can lead to a natural, lasting solution.
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