Restoring connections to fight the chaos of fibromyalgia
Patients with this syndrome have been turning to chiropractic care in increasing numbers over the years to treat the neck pain, back pain and leg cramps that often accompany fibromyalgia. Many have found that a few adjustments to the neck and spine can greatly relieve the chronic pain that they live with.
Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations through abnormal processing of pain signals in the brain. It’s a case of having a nervous system that’s operating in a state of chaos, and often this chaos can be traced back to simple misalignment in the upper part of the neck.
An upper cervical misalignment is also often the primary cause of neurological symptoms. If there’s interference that alters the brain-body connection, widespread chaos ensues and disease is the inevitable result.
Removing subluxations from the central nervous system when someone suffers from fibromyalgia allows for normal communications with the brain to be restored. This decreases the increased sensitivity and overreactions within the brain. The best part of chiropractic care is that it does not utilize expensive and risky prescription drugs or surgery. It’s safe and most of all, effective!
Benefits that fibromyalgia patients experience with chiropractic care:
- REDUCES PAIN LEVELS: By adjusting the spine to improve alignment, as well as incorporating some form of soft tissue work, chiropractic can assist fibromyalgia patients in minimizing their painful pressure points. Many who suffer with this condition look for relief with chiropractic treatment options, and experience a decrease in the tender spots.
- INCREASES RANGE OF MOTION: Chiropractors are able to adjust the body’s joints and help loosen them. For fibromyalgia patients, this can increase their range of motion and allow them to move more easily.
- BOOSTS SLEEP QUALITY: By working with a chiropractor to loosen their joints and manage their tender points, patients suffering from this condition can enjoy a deeper sleep, and stay asleep longer.
- COMPLEMENTS OTHER TREATMENTS: Sometimes medicines counteract with each other, or mix together and cause side effects. A big advantage of chiropractic care is it can be utilized in tandem with medications or other remedies, whether traditional or natural.
An individual who is diagnosed with this condition should speak to his or her chiropractor about the various ways to treat it, and remember that there is not a one-stop solution. A treatment regimen should be built on a case-by-case basis tailored to the specific needs of that patient.
Sometimes it takes several treatments to see significant results, so it’s important to note that chiropractic treatment of fibromyalgia takes a commitment from the patient. The effects, however, are well worth the time invested.
Chiropractic care is a valuable tool in treating the underlying cause of fibromyalgia, and patients who commit will see the benefits of less pain, greater mobility, and better sleep. And, perhaps the best benefit of all, they can take control to calm the chaos and be a vital part of managing their personal well-being.