Alternative and Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an umbrella term for a wide variety of different symptoms. The two most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are specific points of musculoskeletal pain and generalized muscle stiffness. Without targeted treatment, fibromyalgia may also lead to the development of chronic fatigue, disturbed and/or nonrestorative sleep, bladder problems, and depression.
Fibromyalgia Signs and Symptoms
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. In the United States alone, fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2 percent of the entire population. Unfortunately, as it tends to mimic the symptoms of other health conditions, fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose. In most cases, fibromyalgia manifests in specific regions of pain around the body. Unlike regular muscle pain, fibromyalgia can be felt in both the muscle and the bone. For the most part, this pain will register as a steady dull ache. However, in severe cases, people with fibromyalgia may also experience regions of shooting pain.
How the Upper Cervical Spine is Related to Fibromyalgia
While the exact cause of fibromyalgia remains unclear, researchers have observed that positive diagnoses have a strong correlation with prior whiplash or trauma upon the neck or back region. Several studies have also discovered a link between abnormal brain chemistry and the onset of fibromyalgia. Specifically, researchers found abnormalities in brain chemistry that were consistent with disrupted cytokine levels. Cytokines are a type of protein that the central nervous system relies on to regulate primary immune responses.
If fibromyalgia is connected to disrupted functions in the central nervous system in the upper cervical spine, it could serve as an explanation for why so many people with fibromyalgia also report prior neck and back injuries. In this case, upper cervical chiropractic care may be one of the most effective treatment options for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia.
How Our Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment Works
We are focused on removing interferences to normal body function to get to the root cause of fibromyalgia. We do not just treat the underlying symptoms like other treatment modalities. Our goal is to allow the body to heal from the underlying cause of fibromyalgia which, in turn, will heal related health problems.
In order to treat fribromyalgia, we must first identify whether there is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine may be causing fibromyalgia. To locate a misalignment, we will perform a range of objective tests. If a misalignment is detected, we take a Cone Beam Cat Scan (CBCT), which is less invasive than a X-Ray, to determine the precise angle and direction of the misaligned vertebra.
Our specialty is to treat spinal misalignments in the neck and upper back. Rest assured, we avoid any techniques that rely on twisting, cracking, or pulling on the upper neck. Once we have corrected any misalignments, the spinal musculature will adapt and rebalance. This will alleviate the pressure on the brainstem and central nervous system, easing or potentially even eliminating the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
We provide fibromyalgia treatment for patients in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas. This includes all of Clark County and neighboring states such as Utah, Arizona and California.