Fibromyalgia affects 2 – 7% of the population in the United States according to various estimates. Women are about 10 times more likely to get it than men. As a person ages, the chances become greater that they may contract this condition. Here are some facts that may not be well known:
- Fibromyalgia has a link to a distortion of the central nervous system, made up of the brain and spinal cord. This affects the way pain is sensed in the body.
- Spinal cord and brain abnormalities are seen in tests conducted on sufferers. These include a decrease in the flow of cerebral blood to the brain. In severe cases, altered metabolism has been found.
- Windup is part of fibromyalgia. This phenomenon occurs when the brain senses pain to an intense degree, even though there may not actually be something causing pain.
- Fibromyalgia patients show a change in physiological, anatomical, and neurochemical systems compared to healthy control subjects.
What are some symptoms of Fibromyalgia? The most common are:
- Extreme tiredness
- Pain throughout the entire body on a regular basis
- Problems with sleep
- Reoccurring headaches
- Problems with bowel and bladder function
- Brain fog (problems with mental function)
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Where to Turn for Help
Medical treatments are available to help control the symptoms. They have not proven to be infallible, however. Some people do not find long-lasting relief. Others have problems caused by the side effects of the medicine. Many are beginning to turn to alternative, natural treatment. In fact, 50% of people attending the fibromyalgia treatment program at the Mayo Clinic opted for complimentary alternative medicine therapy (CAM). Where can natural help be found?
At Upper Cervical Hawaii, we understand the importance of a healthy spine and how it creates a healthy body. If a misalignment occurs in the upper neck, where the spinal cord exits the brain, undue pressure can be exerted upon the brainstem. This is the area that senses pain for the whole body. Hindering that communication can lead to fibromyalgia symptoms. By correcting this misalignment, the body can begin to heal.
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