Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating. It is characterized by musculoskeletal pain throughout the body that is often accompanied by fatigue, memory problems, sleep problems, and mood issues. Fibromyalgia treatment typically includes pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and antidepressants that only address certain symptoms.
Fortunately, there is hope! Upper cervical chiropractic care comes as a lifesaver for those who are struggling with ongoing muscle pain that is significantly impairing their ability to lead a normal, active lifestyle.
Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome marked by chronic pain that lasts more than three months. Although the severity of symptoms may vary from individual to individual, most people describe the pain associated with fibromyalgia as a constant dull ache along with tenderness to touch.
Symptoms may include:
While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, studies have identified certain risk factors that may increase an individual’s likelihood of developing the symptoms. These risk factors include family history, history of rheumatic disorders, such as lupus, and history of sleep disorders.
Fibromyalgia leaves many people feeling overwhelmed and defeated due to its persistent nature. Diagnosis of fibromyalgia, and even fibromyalgia treatment, can be particularly difficult as it has no known cause but a large array of symptoms that are so similar to other disorders, such as ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Moreover, it often fails to respond to the typical pain relief methods such as over-the-counter painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Other prescription medications, such as pregabalin lyrica and gabapentin Neurontin, may be helpful in improving some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as sleep, but not completely effective. Moreover, long-term use of these drugs can have serious implications on your health.
Yes! In fact, many scientific studies and anecdotal evidence have proven the efficacy of upper cervical chiropractic care for fibromyalgia treatment. It can help with pain, muscle and joint stiffness, sleep and memory problems, mood disorders, as well as chronic fatigue. Unlike other treatment modalities that just treat the symptoms, chiropractic care gets to the root cause of fibromyalgia.
Upper cervical chiropractic is an alternative, non-invasive procedure that particularly focuses on the upper spine or upper neck region which has two vertebrae – atlas and axis. When these go out of place due to an accident, injury, or physical trauma, it declines the ability of our central nervous system to relay messages to our body, which can contribute to the development of fibromyalgia.
Moreover, the symptoms that appear after trauma or compression of the upper neck are quite similar to the symptoms of fibromyalgia, which establishes a connection between the two.
Upper cervical chiropractor simply puts these bones back into place naturally so that your central nervous system can function properly again eliminating all health issues, including chronic pain and fatigue. Talking about its effectiveness, most people report an improvement in their symptoms and some even have this debilitating condition disappear completely after only a few adjustments.
Since chiropractic care is completely natural without any side effects, you can also use it alongside the fibromyalgia treatment already prescribed to you.
As with any other treatment, the first step involves a thorough evaluation of your case. We will discuss your presenting condition, symptoms, medical history, overall health, and desired results. The initial consultation may also include a physical examination using hands and imaging tests. X-ray scans help to determine if there is any misalignment in the upper cervical region that may be responsible for your pain or chronic fatigue. Based on the findings, we will also design a personalized fibromyalgia treatment plan for you.
If a misalignment is detected, we will correct them, which will reduce the pressure on the brain stem and central nervous system. This will improve or potentially even eliminate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The adjustments or manipulations are done gently so it won’t trigger any pain. There may be some popping sounds during the adjustments, but they are normal. Your chiropractor will make sure that the entire process is comfortable for you.
After an adjustment, you may find immediate relief from some symptoms or will notice gradual improvements over time. This mainly depends on your spine health and how soon your nervous system responds to the adjustment. Follow-up appointments may be required to check how your spine is maintaining correction or if more adjustments are needed.
Fibromyalgia can have a major impact on your quality of life. It is not only painful but can also restrict your mobility, interfering with your daily activities. If you are looking for a safe and effective fibromyalgia treatment in Georgia, then let us help you. Our trained and licensed upper cervical chiropractors have helped many people to find drug-free relief from various fibromyalgia symptoms.
Visit our treatment facility in Dacula, Georgia or call our friendly staff to learn more about this alternative treatment. We will be delighted to answer all your questions and concerns, and explain all aspects of your treatment!
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