Fibromyalgia may affect a much as 7% of the US population. The majority of patients with fibromyalgia are female. While some debate whether or not the condition even exists, the symptoms that identify fibromyalgia are very real. These symptoms include:
- Perpetual full-body pain
- Sleep problems
- Brain fog
- IBS and bladder issues
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
While there is still a lot of debate on the topic, it is clear that fibromyalgia springs from an issue with the way the brain is perceiving pain. The part of the brain that determines how much pain we feel is called the thalamus. In studies, it has been shown that individuals suffering from fibromyalgia experience a reduced flow of blood to the thalamus. This, in turn, changes the way that pain is perceived.
A Turn to Natural Medicine
Since traditional forms of medicine have demonstrated limited results, many are seeking out natural ways to deal with fibromyalgia. In fact, the Mayo Clinic acknowledges that about half of fibromyalgia patients are seeking holistic forms of care. In Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Joe Breuwet is helping patients who wish to find a natural way to treat their pain.
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It’s Not in Your Head… It’s in Your Neck
Dr. Breuwet is an upper cervical chiropractor and uses specialized procedures to assist patients with fibromyalgia. Research has revealed that a subluxation of the C1 or C2 vertebrae (the upper cervical spine) can result in a decrease in blood flow to the brain as was noted in the study above. When these misalignments are corrected, and proper flow of blood can resume, many symptoms of fibromyalgia may be resolved naturally.
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