After receiving a diagnosis of a chronic illness such as fibromyalgia, a person may feel some conflicting emotions. Because the process of getting a diagnosis is often so long, you may actually have a sense of relief at finally knowing what is wrong. At the same time, you may also be wondering what the next step in learning to cope with your illness is. Here is something you should know.
Case Studies Involving Chronic Ailments
Chronic health conditions, especially ones like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, still seem to have an air of mystery in the medical community. Researchers don’t know why they occur, and there is no medicinal cure. However, there have been some success stories involving upper cervical chiropractic care, a niche practice in the chiropractic community.
The first case study involved a 32-year-old woman who saw her fibromyalgia complete resolve after an atlas subluxation (misalignment) was corrected. The atlas is the top bone in the spine. It is in very close proximity to the brainstem. As a result, a subluxation can affect brainstem function and blood flow to the brain – two issues that scientists have connected to fibromyalgia.
The second study involved 19 chronic fatigue syndrome patients who filled out a test measuring quality of life both before and after upper cervical chiropractic care. The results showed that general health improved from an average score of 30.3 (out of 100) to 55.6. Mental health improved from a 46.4 average to 68.6.
Finding Natural Help for Fibromyalgia
If you have received a diagnosis with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia and you are looking for a natural means of getting some relief, upper cervical chiropractic may provide the drug-free care you are hoping for. Adjustments are gentle and precise because they are based on diagnostic imaging that pinpoints misalignments to hundredths of a degree. To learn more, contact a practice in your local area.