Fibromyalgia is a chronic and complex condition that involves widespread pain, insomnia, cognitive symptoms, and additional problems that make it difficult to live with. The diagnosis processes can be drawn out due to the fact that many other conditions need to be ruled out first. This can lead to frustration and expense for the patient and his or her family.
Medications are prescribed to cover over symptoms. However, there is no miracle drug to relieve fibromyalgia completely. Therefore, many continue to suffer on a day to day basis with some being unable to carry out normal daily functions. This has led many to seek natural solutions.
A Fibromyalgia Case Study Provides Hope
One 32-year-old woman was involved in a case study that shines hope on the otherwise bleak subject of chronic pain relief. The woman was suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia as well as depression resulting from her struggles. Her patient history and examination revealed an upper cervical subluxation in the C1 or atlas.
The patient experienced 41 evaluations over the course of 6 months and was only adjusted as needed (8 times). After 6 months of care and just 8 upper cervical adjustments, the patient reported that she was completely free from her fibromyalgia symptoms.
Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Benefit You?
Of course, this is just one example so you may wonder if the same benefits will apply in your case. Several factors come into play. For example, your patient history will be examined. If you have experienced any head or neck trauma in the past that could have misaligned the C1, this may indicate that the subluxation is playing a role in the chronic health condition. Of course, an actual examination is necessary in order to determine the existence of such a misalignment. Then a custom plan of action to correct the problem can be set in motion.
If you are looking for some relief from the pain, fatigue, and sleepless nights of fibromyalgia, upper cervical chiropractic care may be just the solution you have been searching for.