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Fibromyalgia and Pain -- Can Anything Help?

Fibromyalgia is extremely frustrating for those who suffer from it. It is known for several key symptoms:

  • Widespread pain throughout the body
  • Pain that is achy
  • Stiffness
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Inability to get the proper rest

Those with fibromyalgia often miss out on important events in their life and struggle with simple daily tasks.

Here are some things you can do if you suffer from fibromyalgia (FM) and want to relieve your pain:

  • Exercise: Routine, gentle exercise does a lot to decrease the pain of fibromyalgia.
  • Sleep: Try your best to get as much sleep as necessary.
  • Stretching: Keep your muscles limber by daily, gentle stretching.
  • Stress: Reduce the amount of stress you endure as much as absolutely possible.
  • Stay warm: Getting cold aggravates fibromyalgia.

In addition to the above suggestions, addressing the underlying cause of fibromyalgia is very beneficial. It has been repeatedly seen that upper cervical chiropractors can correct the root cause of fibromyalgia and help their patients see some relief.

Fibromyalgia and Misaligned Vertebrae

Here at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin, we focus on the alignment of the top bone of the neck: the atlas, or C1, vertebra. This bone is very important to one’s overall health and well-being. It has the vital job of protecting the delicate brainstem. The brainstem is the communication highway of the entire body. All signals go through it to the brain and vice versa. If the atlas bone is misaligned, it puts the brainstem under stress and causes it to malfunction. This means the brainstem may be telling the brain there is pain in the body when there is no pain, causing you to get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

By using a gentle method that does not involve popping or cracking the spine, we are able to correct this issue. We encourage the atlas to go back into place more naturally, resulting in a longer-lasting adjustment. Various case studies and our own patients report that it does. Why not give it a try?

To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation call 608-783-0384