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Chiropractor Who Specializes in Fibromyalgia

Chances are you know, or have heard of someone, who suffers from Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia affects over 10 million individuals in the United States, with 85% of those sufferers being women.  Fibromyalgia Image

When someone mentions that they have “Fibromyalgia”, questions often arise. Most people know that Fibromyalgia is widespread pain, but the details go much deeper than that.

Thought to be caused by overactive nerves, the exact cause of Fibromyalgia remains a mystery.  To be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a person has to meet a certain criteria which includes:

  • Widespread pain in each of the body’s four quadrants (above and below the waist, on both sides, as well as the axial skeleton, on both sides).
  • Pain that has been present for at least 3 months

The Pain is Not Always Where The Problem Is:

Researchers don’t know exactly what causes fibromyalgia, but it seems to occur when the body’s central nervous system doesn’t process pain properly.

While pain in fibromyalgia may feel like it’s coming from a specific area of your body, it’s actually from the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). When the central nervous system becomes hypersensitive or hyperirritable, it is like the “pain sensitivity” thermostat is set too high on your nervous system causing this widespread pain. The pain is not where you think it is, which can be confusing for those who suffer from this complex disorder.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

There are numerous published cases in which patients under specific chiropractic care have seen great success in dealing with the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

When the top bone in your spine is misaligned, it puts abnormal stress on the spinal cord causing the nerves to be irritated. This irritation of the nerves can lead to widespread problems throughout the body, such as the pain seen with individuals who suffer from fibromyalgia.

When the top bone in your spine is realigned in to its proper position, it will take the tension off of the spinal cord allowing the irritated nerves to calm down. This is why chiropractors who specialize in correcting the upper cervical (top bone) in your spine have had great success in helping alleviate the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.


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