Fibromyalgia is a real condition that affects up to 7% of those living in America. Women are more likely to get this condition than men. Some of the common symptoms of fibromyalgia are:
- Widespread pain throughout the body
- Extreme tiredness
- Bladder and bowel problems
- Irregular sleep patterns
- New or unusual headaches
- Inability to concentrate or “brain fog”
This subject is under much discussion. However, there is a link between fibromyalgia and the perception of pain within the brain. The thalamus is the part of the brain that regulates the pain that we feel. Those suffering from fibromyalgia have been seen to have a reduction in the amount of blood that is getting to the thalamus. When this happens, the way pain is felt is automatically altered.
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Is There Anything That Helps?
The Mayo Clinic reports that it is seeing more and more patients desiring to find natural ways to cope with a number of health-related issues, including fibromyalgia. This is due to the fact that traditional medications are not providing the relief that is needed.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is a particular kind of chiropractic that focuses on making sure that the bones of the upper neck are in proper alignment. How does this help fibromyalgia patients? Well, if the uppermost bones of the neck (the C1 and C2) are misaligned, the body and the brain are no longer able to communicate properly because the brainstem is affected. Another issue that ensues is that the flow of blood is hindered from reaching and exiting the brain. This can be the reason the thalamus is not getting the right amount of blood. Once corrected, the proper flow of blood can resume. The body and brain can communicate properly. For some, this is all that is needed to help them find some relief from fibromyalgia symptoms. The body’s natural healing ability takes over, and the end result is a happier and healthier person.
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