Researchers have recently looked into how the body processes pain as a person ages. They did it to address the cases of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. However, this study involved healthy patients for the purpose of determining how the body’s internal system for coping with pain changes as one ages. What did they find, and what does this mean for fibromyalgia patients?
The study involved participants aged 60 and over. The results revealed that the ones who engaged in light physical activity on a daily basis experienced less pain. Therefore, the body’s internal pain modulation was better than in those who were sedentary.
In other words, activity is vital to pain modulation as one ages. Light daily exercise may make the difference between pain levels being bearable or unbearable.
Certainly, more and more physicians are recommending light exercise even as they prescribe medications that are supposed to help mitigate the symptoms of fibromyalgia. On the other hand, many patients want natural medical care, and exercise is just one element.
Upper cervical chiropractic care may also help with the pain of fibromyalgia. This is because another thing that can help facilitate the body’s ability to cope with pain is a properly aligned C1 and C2. A misalignment in this area of the body can lead to inhibited brainstem function and issues with the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid between the brain and body.
By means of precise measurements and gentle adjustments, an upper cervical chiropractor can help a person to maintain a balanced C1 and C2. These long-lasting adjustments give the body the time it needs to heal from the damage caused by upper cervical subluxations. In turn, symptoms may improve or even resolve. To learn more, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you.
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