Fibromyalgia patients describe a type of foggy feeling in their head. They have such symptoms as depression, extreme tiredness, and low energy levels. This affects their daily living at home and at work. A study done of 203 patients revealed just how the disease affects the finances of the person suffering and the impact on the community. Here is a list of the indirect cost of dealing with fibromyalgia:
- Mild – $1,341.00
- Moderate – $5,139.00
- Severe – $8,285.00
No direct cause has been found for fibromyalgia, but theories point to chronic inflammation of the immune system and central nervous system. The nerve endings affected by this inflammation become super sensitive and cause widespread pain.
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Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Really Help Fibromyalgia?
The job of the spine is to protect the spinal cord from damage. Nerves attach to the spinal cord and the brain. The spinal cord and brainstem relay messages about what is happening in the body to and from the brain. Such things as pain, how the body moves, and body temperature are included. If a misalignment occurs in the top bone of the spine, called the atlas or C1 vertebra, this can cause all kinds of health issues in the body, including the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A misalignment places undue pressure on the brainstem, which connects the spinal cord to the brain. This pressure causes the messages going to and from the brain to be distorted.
Upper cervical chiropractors are specially trained to detect where these misalignments specifically lie and then work with each individual patient to develop a treatment plan that will work for him or her. At Upper Cervical Hawaii, we use a gentle spinal correction called the NUCCA technique to realign the spine without popping or twisting. Once the misalignment is corrected, the body can begin to heal, and the right messages can be sent once again. A study conducted on a 32-year-old patient showed a total remission of her symptoms after a mere six months (eight corrections of the atlas). Our own patients have also shared similar success stories.
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