Fibromyalgia 101: Symptoms and Risk Factors

Every fibromyalgia chiropractor in Redwood City gets asked about the symptoms and risk factors of the condition. Pain is not the only symptom of fibromyalgia. There’s a lot more, and risk factors are present. We will reveal them in this post. By the end of this article, you will also become aware of a natural method to care for fibromyalgia and its various symptoms.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia patients suffer from some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Widespread pain all over the body
  • Tenderness on specific areas of the body
  • Stiffness (mostly in the morning)
  • Irritable bowels
  • Tingling and numbness (mainly in the hands and feet)
  • Cognitive problems (such as concentration and memory issues)
  • Anxiety and depression

Several of these problems connect to a malfunction in the body's ability to process pain signals properly. This explains why moderate pain becomes intense and excruciating for fibromyalgia patients. Finally, the heightened sense of pain is similar to how the body reacts to emergencies. Some people develop fibromyalgia out of the blue, without any warning signs. So, what puts a person at a higher risk of having fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia Risk Factors

These factors increase the chances of a person to get the syndrome:

  • Being Female

Women make up 90% of fibromyalgia cases, with the likelihood rising the closer they get to menopausal age.

  • Having Inactive Lifestyle

Any lifestyle that involves little or no physical activity is harmful to your health. Therefore, this type of living makes an individual far more vulnerable to having musculoskeletal issues.

  • Genes

Researchers tend to believe that several genetic markers could predispose someone to the condition. In other words, some people may be more likely to have this condition than others.

  • Injury

Fibromyalgia often follows after a person suffers from a neck or head trauma or injury. 

Taking Care Of Your Fibromyalgia Naturally

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Offers Fibromyalgia Natural and Lasting Relief in Redwood City

Upper cervical chiropractic care provided long-term relief to numerous patients with various fibromyalgia symptoms. Some patients see improvement in symptoms. Upper cervical care focuses on keeping the spine healthy by concentrating on the upper cervical spine's bones. Your C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) vertebrae are key players that keep the brainstem protected and healthy.

In other words, a properly functioning brainstem is responsible for the optimal flow of blood to the brain and sending proper signals (including pain signals) to the brain. Therefore, a misalignment in the neck, either the atlas or axis vertebra, can cause various health problems. What causes a misalignment?

  • Vehicular accident
  • Sporting accident
  • Slip, trip, and fall
  • Trauma to the neck or head

When trauma or injury occurred before the onset of fibromyalgia, then correcting the misalignment will cause progress. Many patients experience a significant reduction in their fibromyalgia symptoms after a few upper cervical corrections. Our chiropractic doctor for fibromyalgia based in Redwood City has specialized training to help people who suffer from work injuries. Consult with a trusted fibromyalgia chiropractor in Redwood City by calling (650) 595-0500 or accomplishing our contact form.

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