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Fibromyalgia is a chronic (long-lasting) condition that
can be very
disabling. It's characterized by extreme fatigue and widespread body
ache that affects the body's soft tissue ... the muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Tender points most commonly occur in the back, neck, shoulders, lower back, hands, hips, and knees. Fibromyalgia symptoms and
related disabilities, which may vary in intensity and duration, may include headache, skin problems, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, numbness
or tingling in the hands or feet, or impaired vision. Fibromyalgia pain,
which is often worse in the morning or evening, is sometimes described as
throbbing, twitching, stabbing, or shooting and may intensify in cold or
damp weather, or with fatigue, inactivity or too much activity, stress, or
anxiety. Symptoms may wax and wane.
The impact that Fibromyalgia
disabilities has on daily living, including the ability to work a full-time
job, differs among patients. Studies show that Fibromyalgia may be equally
as disabling as rheumatoid arthritis. Although the cause of Fibromyalgia
is unknown, and people of all ages and races are affected, the illness tends
to strike women more often than men.
How NUCCA treatment for Fibromyalgia can help Fibromyalgia is thought to
be caused by trauma to the upper cervical region of the spine.
This trauma could cause compression of the brainstem, causing Substance P
to be released throughout the body. Substance P is a brain chemical, or
neurotransmitter, that works as a pain messenger. Abnormally high levels
of this chemical may account for the chronic pain in patients with fibromyalgia. By correcting any misalignment of the upper cervical spine,
many fibromyalgia sufferers get relief from the disability through NUCCA
Since fibromyalgia is a systemic "full-body" condition, NUCCA care may
present the answer. Many patients in this office, as well as in upper
cervical offices across the nation, have met with astounding results. The
nervous system controls all aspects of health, and interference with nerve
communication can result in diffuse pain. Many symptoms of fibromyalgia
are related to the neck, back, shoulders and hips. These are the very areas
where NUCCA chiropractic can make the most profound changes.
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, give Christensen Chiropractic a call.
You may be very glad you did.
If Dr. Christensen feels she can help you, she
will focus on your case and give you the very best chiropractic care
available. If not, she will work with you to find the most suitable
professional to help you deal with your pain and fatigue.