There are numerous studies that discuss the benefits of exercise for fibromyalgia patients. While it may seem counterintuitive to perform physical activities while in pain, the body releases hormones during exercise that actually help to reduce pain levels in the body. The key is moderation.
However, a recent study has revealed that reduced pain is just one benefit of exercise for fibromyalgia sufferers. Another debilitating element of this condition is fibro fog – cognitive issues involving memory and concentration. What can help relieve these symptoms?
Exercise Helps with Cognitive Problems
New research shows that exercise also helps fibromyalgia patients to perform cognitive processes faster, especially when the task is more demanding (i.e. stressful). These results help to compound the benefits of physical activity for those suffering from chronic pain. With the pain decreased, the body has more processing power for mental activities.
Additional Help for Fibromyalgia Patients
Exercise is a great solution for fibromyalgia patients who want to minimize medicine and other non-natural forms of care. Upper cervical chiropractic is another way to get help for the pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia. Why does a gentle adjustment of the C1 and C2 help with this condition?
The upper cervical spine protects the brainstem and facilitates blood flow to the brain. A subluxation can result in less oxygen reaching vital parts of the brain, and the brainstem may no longer pass body signals properly. Relieving the subluxation can help correct these issues.
When the central nervous system is functioning optimally, many patients find that fibromyalgia symptoms are reduced. In some case studies, patients have even seen complete resolution of the condition. To learn more, contact an upper cervical chiropractor in your area and schedule a consultation. You may be a gentle and precise adjustment away from getting on the path to better overall health.