Swollen Lymph Nodes and Fibromyalgia: A Silent Battle

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Have you ever woken up feeling more exhausted than you were when you went to bed? Have you ever felt the world's weight pressing on your body, searing every muscle and joint with relentless pain? Do you find yourself longing for a time when simple, everyday tasks weren't an uphill battle? If you've been living with fibromyalgia, these experiences may be all too familiar.

Fibromyalgia, a complex chronic pain disorder, can make you feel imprisoned within your own body. It is a constant, unwavering tormentor, a thief that steals your energy, vitality, and peace. And one of its most cruel tricks may be causing the lymph nodes to get swollen. Do your lymph nodes feel tender to the touch whenever your fibromyalgia flares up? 

Let's help you understand the close connection between fibromyalgia and lymph node swelling. Find out how an atlas subluxation can set off or worsen both issues.

Fibromyalgia and Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes can create a level of anxiety in addition to physical discomfort. You may have found yourself rushing to the doctor, fearing the worst, only to be told it's "just" your fibromyalgia. This dismissal, however unintentional, can feel like a slap in the face. You're not "just" anything. You're a warrior, battling an invisible enemy every single day.

Typically, swollen glands are synonymous with falling ill - perhaps a bout of flu or a common cold. When your glands swell, it's a signal from your immune system, declaring that it's fighting hard to eliminate an invader, like a virus or bacteria.

In people without chronic conditions, it's common for swollen lymph nodes to be accompanied by discomfort or pain as the body battles an illness. But when living with fibromyalgia, the pain can get amplified due to a defining feature of the condition: a low pain threshold. 

The Common Denominator: Atlas Subluxation

When dealing with swollen glands, it's crucial to rule out other potential causes before attributing the problem to ME/CFS. Find out if you have an existing infection by speaking with your physician. If you've ruled out this trigger, consider consulting with an Upper Cervical doctor to check if you have an atlas bone subluxation. This is especially true if you've experienced any of the following:

  • You had severe neck trauma.
  • You slipped and bumped your head. 
  • You notice problems in your gait pattern.
  • Your neck often feels stiff or painful.

An atlas bone subluxation can increase risks for fibromyalgia and swollen lymph nodes. That's because numerous things can happen when there's a misalignment in the neck. This includes impaired fluid drainage in the head and increased sensitivity to pain. 

As a result, it would be helpful to explore Upper Cervical Care. The gentle adjustments a Board Certified Upper Cervical doctor provides will allow you to restore your spine's neutral alignment and cancel the adverse effects of postural imbalances. 

More on Spinal Misalignments and their Effects on Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Misalignments along the neck often go unnoticed until they disrupt normal body function. Notably, besides affecting your pain sensitivity and increasing your risks for fibromyalgia and lymph node issues, it can set off many other symptoms, including headaches, vertigo, and sciatica. 

Hence, if you suspect having neck bone misalignments, especially after a severe neck or head trauma, it would be helpful to consider Upper Cervical Care as part of your regular care regimen. Doing so will help you care for your body and increase your chances of getting back on your feet with less severe fibromyalgia flare-ups. 

Remember, while the path to relief might not be straightforward, there is hope. Don't let fibromyalgia define you. Instead, let your resilience, courage, and unwavering spirit define your journey toward relief and recovery. You are more than your fibromyalgia. You are a fighter. And together, we can help you reclaim the life you deserve.Find the nearest Cervical Chiropractic practice in your city with the help of the Upper Cervical Awareness Doctors Directory page so you can jumpstart your healing process.

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