Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that also presents with indicators such as insomnia, anxiety and depression, fatigue, and other draining symptoms. As a result, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is conducting a great deal of research regarding Fibromyalgia.
Of course, research has more recently indicated that fibromyalgia is a neurovascular condition rather than a musculoskeletal condition, which helps us appreciate just how far off science has been when it comes to understanding fibromyalgia. However, it is still positive to consider the specific areas of research that are presently being funded.
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NIAMS reports that research is going on in the following 7 areas:
Some of these areas of research show that medicine is going in a new direction with fibromyalgia care. For example, while researchers are still discovering new drugs, they are also studying non-medicinal therapies. This is because it has been indicated that more and more patients want to go the natural route.
One drug-free form of therapy that has produced many positive results in case studies is upper cervical chiropractic care. Since upper cervical chiropractic deals with the top two bones of the spine that are located at the base of the skull, it can have a profound effect on the function of the brainstem as well as the amount of blood that reaches the brain.
Many reported a reduction of their fibromyalgia symptoms after seeking upper cervical chiropractic care. Some patients have even seen the condition resolve completely. To learn more, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you.
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