Fibromyalgia (FM) brings about pain and suffering for the people dealing with it. Their main concern becomes how they can cope with it the best way possible. FM affects you both physically and psychologically. It remains a mystery among those in the medical field. As many as 5 million people are known to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It is most commonly known for the following symptoms:
- Widespread pain throughout the body
- Extreme fatigue
- The inability to get a good night’s rest
- Improper pain processing by the brain
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
It has been observed that FM often comes on after a traumatic event, such as surgery, physical trauma, psychological stress, or a severe infection. While this is not true in every situation, it has been seen to be a triggering factor. Some have their symptoms just begin and progress slowly over time. Researchers are continuing to discover more and more interesting facts as time goes by. Especially interesting is how the brain of those with FM seems to not process pain in the same way as those without. For some reason, the brain of FM sufferers intensifies the pain signals. Is there anything that can bring relief?
Relief for Fibromyalgia
By seeking care for your family doctor, he or she may prescribe some type of medication to care for your individual symptoms. Adding relaxation methods and mild exercise into your daily routine have been seen to help. However, to care for the underlying cause by using a natural method, a visit to us here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is a good place to begin.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae have the important job of protecting the brainstem and, in turn, keeping the nervous system functioning properly. However, if they move out of place due to injury or trauma to the head or neck, they can put the brainstem under stress, causing it to send improper signals to the brain. For example, if the brainstem tells the brain the body is in a lot of pain, but it is really not, fibromyalgia can be the end result.
We use a gentle method to realign the bones and restore proper communication throughout the body possibly, leading to relief of fibromyalgia.
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