Treatment For Fibromyalgia
Treatment For Fibromyalgia
What Is Fibromyalgia?
The treatment for fibromyalgia can often times be a wide, multi-faceted approach. Fibromyalgia is a complex health issue that affects men and women – although studies show that the disorder affects women more. Similar to the “Dysautonomia,” another health condition, fibromyalgia is also a term used to describe more than one symptom. It is classified as musculoskeletal pain that also affects your energy levels, sleep, memory, and emotions. Certain studies show that being affected with fibromyalgia increases or enhances the pain sensation that normally may be felt. While patients with fibromyalgia usually take medication, finding a Chiropractor is also of great benefit as it helps manage this painful disorder.
There are 3 main categories of fibromyalgia symptoms:
- Widespread (Broad) Pain – This kind of pain is a constant, dull ache that has lasted for a minimum of 3 months. This category of pain also occurs on both sides of the body, above, and below (upper and lower extremity).
- Fatigue (Chronic Tiredness) – While fatigue almost affects everyone, people with fibromyalgia experience fatigue upon waking. Their sleep is interrupted by pain, restlessness, and in some cases – sleep apnea (breathing problems that mimic choking).
- Brain Balance Difficulties – Because people with fibromyalgia are in a constant state of pain, research shows that chronic pain changes how the brain functions. Patients with fibromyalgia may also experience brain fog or the inability to think clearly.
People with fibromyalgia may also suffer from accompanying secondary conditions such as (Mayo Clinic):
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Migraine and other types of headaches
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Postural tachycardia syndrome
How Does Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care Help With the Treatment for Fibromyalgia?
The Central Nervous System controls and coordinates every function of the human body. From a structural lens, it is important the CNS stays interference free (vertebral subluxations aka misalignments that affect our neuro-physiology). When these subluxations happen, primary at the upper cervical region, important cranial and spinal nerves become affected – sometimes compromised. Some of these effects include: spinal cord tension, limited venous drainage, limited arterial supply, limited CSF fluid flow, altered balance, increased stress, increased pain, and lastly, altered function. As you can see, a properly functioning CNS is crucial for health. Upper Cervical specific care, in particular the care we provide at our office, helps restore or optimize the state of our CNS. An upper cervical subluxation can one of many or the only reason why fibromyalgia exists. However, ensuring that a high-inflammatory diet is reduced is also important as nutrition also plays an important role.
If you are someone suffering from fibromyalgia or know someone who is, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office to see how we can help. Upper Cervical and Full Spine care has helped people manage their fibromyalgia for years. Please feel free to read our reviews by clicking here. To schedule your consultation, call the office at 770-353-9339 or email Dr. Modi at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, click here. We look forward to helping you on your healing journey.