Coping with Fibromyalgia After a Mild Head Injury

Can fibromyalgia develop after a mild head injury? This is perhaps one of the most common questions that patients seeking Upper Cervical Care ask the first time they schedule an appointment. And that's because a lot of people with mild traumatic head injuries do experience a plethora of symptoms that are strongly linked to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. So, what's the connection between these health mishaps? Moreover, what's the best course of action to take so you can manage your symptoms with greater ease?

Explaining Fibromyalgia After a Mild Head Injury

Are you tired of dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, and tenderness in the muscles, joints, and other soft tissues after a head injury? Do sleep disturbances, headaches, depression, or anxiety keep you from enjoying life to the fullest? If you say yes to either of the two questions, you might find it helpful to retrace your history of mild head injuries.

Have you been in a car accident? Were you an athlete during your younger years and suffered concussions after heated matches? Did you suffer from a fall and bump your head? 

These examples of accidents often lead to mild head injuries. And as it turns out, if you had head trauma in the past, you're more likely to catastrophize pain and pressure stimulus (a classic symptom of fibromyalgia). This likely happens because the trauma can affect the ligaments holding the atlas and axis bones in place and increase risks for neck misalignments. 

Consequently, changes in the cervical spine can impact the nervous system because the nerves end up firing pain signals continuously. It can also lead to chronic fatigue since your body must use excessive energy to cope with the pain and the other consequences of a neck misalignment.

Where Does Upper Cervical Care Come In?

If you have a long history of head trauma, regardless of how mild the injuries were, you should consider seeking Upper Cervical Care. After all, it's a trusted source of relief among people with recurring health concerns like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Neckbone misalignments rarely get fixed without intervention because, once the atlas bone shifts away from its neutral position, the rest of the structures connected to it follow suit. This includes your head and vertebral bones supporting your entire body. 

So, if your fibromyalgia symptoms fail to improve even after seeking traditional remedies, you might find it worthwhile to consult an Upper Cervical doctor. Doing so will help you check if you have neck bone misalignments due to previous mild head trauma. 

If you’re not sure if neck bone adjustments are a good fit for you, go ahead and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have persistent neck pain?
  • Are there significant changes to my gait pattern?
  • Do my shoulders or hips feel unlevelled, especially while walking or standing?
  • Have my symptoms gotten worse since the traumatic incident?

If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you will likely find the help you need and deserve when visiting an Upper Cervical Chiropractic practice. 

Take the first step to liberate yourself from the grasp of chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia. All you need is to book your appointment to get assessed and receive top-notch advice from a Board Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractic physician. 

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