Fibromyalgia is a disorder that has no known medical cure. The symptoms include pain, fatigue, insomnia, memory problems and mood difficulties.
Fibromyalgia seems to go hand in hand with other disorders such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, chronic fatige syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome. Those who suffer from fibromyalgia also very often suffer from some emotional disorders as well, such as depression and anxiety. It appears to be more common among women than it is among men.
Symptoms of fybromyalgia often begin after an injury, physical trauma, surgery, infection or serious psychological trauma. Still, it is not entirely clear what actually causes fibromyalgia to develop but the research has shown that it might be a disorder in the way the brain processes pain signals, which causes those signals to be amplified.
How to Manage Fibromylagia
Exercise such as stretching, gentle strengthening and yoga can help. Having good relaxation skills has also shown to be a good management component for fibromyalgia. Stress reduction plays a key role in managing it as well.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic care to Manage Fibromyalgia
One of the alternative treatments to consider when managing fibromyalgia is upper cervical chiropractic. This is a specific branch of chiropractic care which focuses specifically on the area of the upper neck and spinal region. It has been known for many years and supported by scientific studies and anecdotal evidence that upper cervical chiropractic can be an important component to fibromyalgia care. It can help the pain, swelling and stiffness, and is also effective at helping with chronic fatigue frequently associated with fibromyalgia. Correcting underlying misalignments with an upper cervical chiropractor has also been shown to help with the headaches and mood disorders associated with fibromyalgia.
In addition to helping to manage the pain and other debilitating symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, upper cervical chiropractic has a few other added benefits. The biggest additional benefit is that it is a natural solution without side effects. This means it can be used concurrently with the treatment you’re already doing. It can help your body in a natural way so that you may be able to take fewer medications.
How to Find a Good Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialized field within the chiropractic profession. A good first step is to check out the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) website to search for a reputable upper cervical chiropractor in your area who can help you manage your fibromyalgia.
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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find drug-free relief from fibromyalgia symptoms in Renton, Washington over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. He specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems including multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at http://www.sherwoodspinalcare.com