As many as 20 million people suffer from fibromyalgia according to estimates. A woman is 10 times as likely to experience fibromyalgia as a man. Symptoms are not limited to pain. Patients also experience cognitive issues (nicknamed fibro fog) as well as sleep problems.
When a person has fibromyalgia, chemical and neurological changes take place. These result in the body experiencing pain in an abnormal way. Because of the nature of this condition, healthcare providers often struggle to reach a diagnosis and to provide treatment. At Brooks Spinal Care, we take a different approach.
Rather than providing prescription medications to help a patient cope with pain, we use NUCCA techniques to provide natural relief with no side effects. Why is upper cervical chiropractic effective at treating fibromyalgia?
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When the atlas vertebra becomes misaligned, this can result in many chronic health problems. It can affect both the chemicals produced by the brain as well as affect neurological connections in the body. These two factors both contribute the abundance of pain felt by fibromyalgia sufferers.
When the atlas is properly realigned, internal communications can be restored. As a result, pain sensing can return to normal. This can also relieve cognitive problems that result from a misalignment causing blood and spinal fluid flow issues. The result is a reversal of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A few simple diagnostic tests can reveal whether or not a misalignment is causing your symptoms.
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