Natural Help for Fibromyalgia in San Diego, California
Are you struggling to find effective fibromyalgia relief? It can be difficult enough just to get a diagnosis of this debilitating condition. Then the doctor may recommend medications that are riddled with side effects and with results that vary wildly from patient to patient. However, there is hope! In several case studies, upper cervical chiropractic care has been able to help provide significant relief for fibromyalgia patients. How can this specialized form of chiropractic render assistance?
Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Fibromyalgia
When the top two bones in the neck are misaligned, it can interfere with the nerves and the central nervous system as a whole. This can cause many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia including pain, headaches, sleep difficulties, cognitive problems (fibro fog), and more. Why do these bones have such an effect on the body? It is because they are in such a unique location and play a vital role in the body. Consider the following:
- Brainstem function – The atlas (C1) surrounds and protects the brainstem. A slight misalignment can put pressure on the brainstem. This can affect the entire central nervous system including how pain is processed.
- Blood flow – When the top bones in the neck become misaligned, it can affect blood flow to the brain. This is because the arteries that carry this blood flow through loops of bone in the vertebrae called vertebral foramen. Therefore, proper alignment is vital if you want a steady flow of blood to the brain. Again, this can be the source of many fibromyalgia symptoms.
- Nerve interference – When the top bones in the neck are misaligned, it can irritate nerves that extend all over the body. As a result, the pain and other symptoms can be widespread rather than localized in the neck
At Family First Chiropractic, we use safe and gentle adjustments to provide precision upper cervical corrections. The adjustments are tailored to each patient, so you get the unique care that you need. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, give us a call at 858-279-1012 and see what upper cervical chiropractic can do for you. Schedule your free consultation now.