Can Fibromyalgia Stem from Neck Trauma?

neck trauma, fibromyalgia triggers

Are you tired of having days when you are nothing but exhausted and in pain? Do you experience widespread pain, unexplained muscle tenderness, and stiffness that lingers all over your body? Have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but are still searching for answers as to why you're suffering? Are you even aware of your fibromyalgia triggers? 

Many people living with this condition are unaware of its causes. Many are also unfamiliar with common triggers, making it quite difficult to mitigate or avoid a flare-up. Currently, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but tracing its possible cause and triggers can be helpful in managing its impacts on your life. There are many possible reasons why fibromyalgia happens, and many patients are surprised to know that neck trauma, even those endured in the past, can influence this condition.


What Are the Most Commonly Reported Fibromyalgia Triggers?

As a fibromyalgia patient, you must understand your symptoms and identify the factors that trigger them to find proper care. Although experts have not identified a single cause of fibromyalgia, recognizing and avoiding triggers can prevent or minimize the frequency of flare-ups.

Triggers can vary per individual and may include unavoidable factors beyond your control. Tracking your activities, diet, sleep patterns, the weather, and other notable events can help you track potential triggers. 

Maintaining an updated list of possible triggers can help you identify patterns to manage your condition better. Below are common factors that are often associated with fibromyalgia flare-ups and are worth monitoring:

  • Diet
  • Changes in weather and temperature
  • Hormonal level changes
  • Infections
  • Physical stress, such as trauma or injury
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Psychological stress
  • Travel or changes in schedule

neck trauma, fibromyalgia triggers

Check Your History of Neck trauma to Cope Better with Fibromyalgia

Did you know a cervical spine misalignment is one of the most least suspected fibromyalgia triggers? Misalignments in the atlas and axis bones can result from neck trauma, eventually triggering this chronic pain condition. Even those endured from the past, say 10-15 years ago, can be the culprit. Misalignments can affect the surrounding area and the function of the brainstem, an integral part of the nervous system responsible for transmitting messages to and from the brain.

Your neck trauma may be due to a sporting injury, a minor car accident, or a physical assault. When a misalignment happens, it doesn't correct or heal and can get worse. Correcting this spinal misalignment is necessary to relieve the pressure it brings to the surrounding nerves, muscles, and tissues and can restore the brainstem's optimum function. This will allow for better communication between the brain and the rest of the body and reduce pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms.

If you're struggling with fibromyalgia and feel like your efforts are all not helping, you may benefit from having your upper cervical spine alignment assessed. There might be a misalignment that needs to be corrected for you to experience relief from your symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life.

Don't wait any longer. Find an Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor near you. Use this directory to help you locate an Upper Cervical Chiropractor near you. Don't let misalignments in your neck keep you from living a life free from chronic body pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms. Consult with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor today.


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