Many people suffer from chronic pain that leaves them struggling with depression, chronic fatigue, and seemingly endless struggles. One of the worst chronic nerve conditions is known as fibromyalgia. According to the CDC about 5 million suffer from this debilitating condition. Many who suffer have lost their lust for life because of the pain they endure day in and day out. Current Medical treatment is largely symptom treatment based. Since they have not determined the underlying cause, fibromyalgia patients are peppered with a host of pharmaceuticals that do no more than give temporary relief in symptoms.
While it is still not fully understood what causes fibromyalgia, it appears that fibromyalgia is associated with “overactive nerves”, Where nerves are involved the spine is also involved, which is why the new natural method of Upper Cervical Blair Chiropractic care can prove to be helpful.
The head weighs 10-12 pounds and rests on the first cervical vertebrae called the atlas. The bottom of the skull, the atlas(c-1), and axis(c-2) house the most vital center of the body, the brainstem. The brainstem is responsible for all of the bodies internal function that we are not conscious of, heart function, respiratory function, blood pressure control,thermoregulation , and most important to fibromyalgia sufferers muscle tone regulation.
Because fibromyalgia patients suffer from chronic pain coming from chronically tight muscles the upper cervical spine should be checked for priory injury. Neck injury can result in soft tissue damage causing spinal misalignment and loss of motion the upper cervical spine. This causes a cascade of problems through the body. I’m out Los Angeles upper cervical health care offices we have found that fibromyalgia suffered all have upper cervical spine misalignment that is a big contributing factor in fibromyalgia’s onset.
When the atlas is misaligned due to trauma, the neurological insult at the brain stem level can lead to the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The reason why modern medicine has been unable to effectively treat and cure this condition is because they are focusing on the symptoms rather than the cause of the symptoms – the spine and the nervous system itself.
Our office created an Ebook to address Fibromylagia and how it relates to whiplash trauma and Upper Cervical Care. While the Upper Cervical concept is quite simple the overall experience a new patient has in our office is quite lengthy. The Upper Cervical Procedure incorporates many objective tests, x-ray analysis, and then the upper cervical correction. In this book we outline and explain what a patient experiences when they become a patient in the office.
Many times people who suffer from headaches brought on by the pain of their fibromyalgia spend days at a time in bed, unable to move, popping powerful pain pills like candy just to get through the day. While Upper Cervical Care is not a cure-all for these severe nervous system disorders, most people will receive tremendous relief with upper cervical care and most are given their life back. They can enjoy the things they used to and can enjoy a life free from debilitating pain. When damage has been done to the upper cervical spine, it can cause the atlas vertebra to become misaligned from its normal position, and this can only be corrected by a skilled upper cervical chiropractor.
Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to find spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine. This is determined by running the prospective patient through a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck Injury.
Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone beam computed tomography (Cbct) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the offending joint. Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern. Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling.
The patient is then monitored over time to ensure that the correction is holding. If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed. However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”. It isn’t the correction that produces healing. It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process.
If you or a loved one is looking for natural vertigo treatment or better health our offices offer a FREE consultation. If you are interested, you can call our LOS ANGELES offices at 213 399-7772 or our Carson, South Bay office at 310 324-6172
Contact Dr. Drew Hall today to discover the difference Upper Cervical care can make for you and your fibromyalgia.
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