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How The Nervous System Plays a Role in Fibromyalgia

How the Nervous System Plays a Role in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is known for:

  • Pain throughout the entire body

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Cognitive problems, especially memory loss

  • Problems getting proper sleep

The condition remains a mystery among researchers who are trying to find the underlying cause, making it a challenge for medical doctors to care for. However, research has revealed a number of interesting things to help with understanding the condition of fibromyalgia.

One thing agreed upon is that the symptoms often appear suddenly, with no previous warning. Sometimes they appear following stress, an accident, or an infection. Another key is what is referred to as dysautonomia – a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system has two branches – the sympathetic and parasympathetic – and both are vital as they work to complement each other. What do they do?

  • Sympathetic: Prepares the body for flight or fight when a stressful situation arises. It helps humans to have super strength or abilities for a moment – such as lifting a car off of a victim – due to the release of adrenalin and other factors. 

  • Parasympathetic: It counterbalances the sympathetic system and calms the body down after the stressor has gone. It provides a check and balance system and helps with digestion and proper sleep.

These systems are controlled by the brain and spinal cord and are negatively affected when one develops fibromyalgia. 

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

One thing discovered is that a misalignment of the bones of the upper neck can cause a blockage in the pathways of the above-mentioned systems. If the C1 or C2 vertebra is out of alignment, it can put stress on these delicate systems and cause them to work improperly. 

According to your individual test results we will perform a safe & effective adjustment to a specific area of the neck to encourage the bones to move back into their proper position. Once this stress is relieved, the body begins functioning at a much better level. Studies have revealed that this can alleviate some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia or, in some cases, eliminate it completely.

 

Information shared with you from uppercervicalcare.com 

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