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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that is described as widespread muscle and joint pain that is frequently debilitating and accompanied by fatigue.

A Patient suffering from fibromyalgia commonly experience:

  • decreased pain threshold or tender points
  • incapacitating fatigue
  • widespread pain
  • anxiety or depression

While the cause of fibromyalgia is not completely understood, it is classified as a neurosensory disorder. This means the normal signals being sent from the body to the brain are being processed incorrectly and the brain perceives them as being pain signals.

Typical treatment include:

  • Psychological Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication

How Our Care Can Help

Recent research exploring fibromyalgia patients with misalignments of their craniocervical junction (the area the skull meets the neck) had promising results when undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care. These positive outcome are reasoned to be from the proximity of the brain and brainstem to the upper cervical spine and the potential effects that a misalignment in that region may have on sensory processing. Thus, correcting the alignment in this reach may improve a neurosensory disorder such as fibromyalgia.

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