Fibromyalgia (FM) was once an obscure condition that many believe was “in a person’s head.” It is now recognized as a fairly common health problem with estimates ranging anywhere from 1 to 7 percent of the population of the US suffering from the condition. FM is also far more common for women than men with 10 times as many females presenting with symptoms.1 Often mysterious symptoms make a diagnosis difficult and may include:
- Persistent pain across the body
- extreme exhaustion and sleep problems
- mental confusion (often referred to as “brain fog”)
- IBS and bladder problems
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The sheer range of symptoms that accompany Fibromyalgia has left doctors struggling to diagnose the condition. Until the cause of Fibromyalgia is identified, researchers are looking for a way to test the blood for a better diagnosis. For example, a decrease in functionality of the immune system in many cases is marked by one particular part of the blood.2 Of course, diagnosis does not equal treatment.
Treatment has the medical field even more baffled. Because of this, many are seeking natural remedies. In Honolulu, Hawaii, one option that Fibromyalgia patients have is Dr. Joe Breuwet. Dr. Breuwet is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor and a specialist at treating Fibromyalgia using C1 and C2 vertebrae adjustments. Such adjustments can improve immune system function, and thus fight FM.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic focuses on the Atlas vertebrae, or C1, which has the ability to adversely affect the neuro-endo-immune system when not aligned properly.3 Gentle adjustments to realign the Atlas can help the immune system to function normally once again and naturally relieve the source of Fibromyalgia symptoms.4
A consultation with Dr. Breuwet can help determine if the Atlas is misaligned and potentially responsible for your Fibromyalgia symptoms. Then a program to provide personalized relief can be developed.
- Clauw DJ. Fibromyalgia: an overview. Am J Med. 2009; 122(12A): S3-S13.
- Sugimoto C, Konno T, Wakao R, Fujita H, Fujita H, et al. (2015) Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cell Is a Potential Marker to Distinguish Fibromyalgia Syndrome from Arthritis. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0121124.
- Kent C. Models of vertebral subluxation: a review. J Vertebral Subluxation Res. 1996;1:11–17. 10.
- Feeley-Collins K, Grostic JD, Hightower BC, Pfleger B, Selano JL. “The effects of specific upper cervical adjustments on the CD4 counts of HIV positive patients.” Chiropractic Research Journal 1994;3(1):32.
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