If you have a friend who is coping with fibromyalgia, you may be looking for a way to give a gift but make it practical. This is also an opportunity to say, “I may not completely understand, but I’m really trying.” Here are 5 ideas.
Upper cervical is an extremely gentle subspecialty of chiropractic. Precise measurements are made of the C1 and C2 vertebrae (atlas and axis) using diagnostic imaging techniques. Then precision adjustments are administered in a gentle manner that doesn’t involve twisting or forcing the spine. Many patients find this less invasive than general chiropractic.
Since the upper cervical spine protects the region where the brainstem meets the spinal cord, this part of the body contains a lot of important nerves and blood vessels. A misalignment can affect proper blood flow to certain parts of the brain or even function of the brainstem. As a result, pain processing may be off, and other problems arise that may contribute to fibromyalgia. In some cases, fibromyalgia symptoms resolve completely. To learn more, contact a practice near you.
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