Fibromyalgia flare-ups can be caused by all sorts of external factors. What are some of the most common causes of increased symptom severity? Does the weather really have an effect on fibromyalgia? Is there any way to find natural relief from your symptoms so as to reduce the frequency of flare-ups? Read on to learn the answers to these questions.
What Causes of Fibromyalgia Symptom Flare-Ups?
Just ask any fibromyalgia sufferer, and these are some of the answers you will often hear:
- Weather Changes – In particular, many struggle with cold, damp days or warm, humid days. Sudden changes in barometric pressure and incoming storm fronts are also common triggers.
- Stress – This is the most frequently experienced trigger. Emotional strain can lead to days of triggered symptoms.
- Overexertion – If you overdo it on a good day, you may find yourself in rough shape for the rest of the week.
- Sleep Difficulties – Whether you don’t get enough sleep or have a sudden change in your sleep routine, increased symptoms may be on the way.
Does Weather Really Affect Fibromyalgia?
A recent study seems to contradict the claim of most fibromyalgia suffers that weather affects symptom severity. However, each person has different triggers. The fact is that if weather changes affect your symptoms, it doesn’t really matter if that isn’t the case for 300+ patients in Denmark. The important thing is coping with your triggers and learning how to deal with the condition successfully.
Caring for Fibromyalgia Naturally
The best way to prevent flare-ups is to keep fibromyalgia under control. While researchers don’t yet understand what causes fibromyalgia, there is a good reason to look at the C1 and C2 vertebrae. These bones, located at the base of the skull, protect the brainstem and help facilitate blood flow to the brain. A misalignment can interfere with these vital responsibilities and may even lead to the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
If you are suffering from a chronic health condition and have any history of head or neck trauma, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you to have an examination. You may find that gentle upper cervical adjustments provide the natural relief you’ve been searching for.