Fibromyalgia is known for widespread pain throughout the body. A link has been discovered that reveals how a misalignment of the neck may be responsible for the symptoms of fibromyalgia. To understand this, one must appreciate how the spine works along with the entire body.
Spinal health equates with the overall health of an individual. The spine is made up of small bones referred to as vertebrae. The upper cervical bones are located in the upper part of the back and neck. They have the responsibility of allowing the head to move freely, and they protect the brainstem from damage. This is the communication highway of the body and brain. This is also where the head, weighing up to 14 lbs, is held in proper position.
The central nervous system controls such things as:
- Reasoning and thinking
- Movement of the body
- Regulation of hormones
- Seeing and hearing
If the upper cervical bones are not in proper alignment, a malfunction of one of these systems can be the end result. If an injury or an accident has made these bones misalign, health problems will likely ensue, including such things as fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Relieved by a Healthy Spine
After examining the neck for any misalignments present, an upper cervical chiropractor can use a gentle, specific type of chiropractic that helps the bones of the neck to move back into place in a natural way. Often, the top two vertebrae of the neck are the ones to blame as they can easily shift out of place. The method an upper cervical doctor utilizes helps them to realign and allows the body to begin healing itself from the damage done. Communication is restored, and many see a decrease in their fibromyalgia symptoms.