If a person suffers from fibromyalgia, he or she knows how important it is to find relief that works. Fibromyalgia takes its toll on a person not only physically, but psychologically. It is not entirely understood by those in the medical field, having no known cause or cure. Fibromyalgia affects over five million people. It is known for causing a person to be extremely tired, unable to sleep properly, having pain throughout the body, and not processing pain in the correct way within the brain. These are just a few of the basic symptoms.
It appears that symptoms begin to show up after a major traumatic event in the person’s life. Things such as surgery, severe infection, physical trauma, or psychological stress can be a trigger for fibromyalgia. However, that does not prove true in all cases. Sometimes symptoms just appear and become more significant over time. While the exact cause has not been discovered, those that are researching this field have found an interesting link. This has to do with the brain and how it processes pain. In fibromyalgia sufferers, the brain seems to intensify pain signals. What can a person do to cope?
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Sometimes medications can help to alleviate symptoms. Relaxation techniques and exercise have been shown to help with finding a bit of relief for this condition. If a person is looking for a natural cure, they may want to seriously consider seeking out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. We have found success in treating patients with fibromyalgia.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae play a vital role in protecting the brainstem and nervous system function. If a misalignment is found here, which is quite common, it can hinder communication between the brain and the body. This may be the source of pain signals being amplified. At the Besso Clinic, we use the NUCCA technique to detect these misalignments and develop a treatment plan to return the vertebrae back to original position in a gentle manner. Once this is done, communication returns. Because of this, many suffering from fibromyalgia have reported a decrease in symptoms. Some have even had their fibromyalgia go into total remission.
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