Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. It affects nearly 20 million of those living in the USA. In addition to pain, you may experience extreme exhaustion, trouble sleeping, fibro fog (impaired thinking ability), and depression. Caring for this condition can be difficult as no one really knows why it happens. Fibromyalgia patients often find the pain and insomnia the worst symptoms to deal with.
Ways to Care for Fibromyalgia
Patients and doctors alike are looking for more natural remedies to help ease the pain of fibromyalgia. Recently, it seems as if everyone is trying different supplements to see if they can help reduce inflammation (a reason for the pain). Use caution, however, as these supplements are not regulated by the FDA and have not been approved to help with inflammation.
Keeping a food diary may prove to be helpful. Certain food groups have been shown to cause fibromyalgia flare-ups. Foods containing gluten (wheat, bread, pasta, and crackers) and dairy products may be to blame. Keeping track of how you feel after eating such things may help you realize what you need to avoid. However, that is still not getting to the root cause of why fibromyalgia attacks.
The Underlying Cause of Fibromyalgia
One thing that is often overlooked is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones are located near the brainstem, and a misalignment puts it under stress. This negatively affects the central nervous system. This can be the reason for fibromyalgia as well as inflammation. If the brainstem malfunctions and tells the brain there is pain in the body when there is little or no pain, fibromyalgia can be the end result.
Here at Advanced Spinal Care, we use a very gentle method to encourage the bones to move back into their original place without the use of force. We do not crack or twist the neck. Rather, the method is more natural, resulting in a longer-lasting adjustment. Many documented cases report that after an upper cervical adjustment, many patients feel better and have some measure of relief from their fibromyalgia. Some see it go away completely.
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