Fibromyalgia is becoming an increasingly more common condition. It is characterized by widespread pain throughout the body, sleep difficulties, and cognitive issues. Fibromyalgia disproportionately affects women with between 80 and 90% of people diagnosed being female. The exact cause of fibromyalgia remains somewhat of a mystery, though many factors are involved.
Since fibromyalgia is an inflammation-causing condition, it would make sense to avoid foods that would increase inflammation and potentially cause a flare up of fibromyalgia symptoms. A good place to start as far as eliminating foods that are possibly contributing to your symptoms would be these common culprits:
- Artificial sweeteners
- Peppers (sweet or spicy)
- White potatoes
- Goji berries
Many fibromyalgia sufferers can find the condition difficult to manage, and medications have either been unsuccessful in providing relief or produce other unwanted side effects. For these, and many other reasons, there are increasing numbers of people looking for a natural solution.
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Fibromyalgia and Your Central Nervous System
One of the factors being considered by research concerning fibromyalgia is how the central nervous system process pain. In fibromyalgia sufferers, what a healthy person would normally perceive as a non-painful stimulus is perceived as incredibly painful. This points to some type of distortion of pain signals traveling over the nerves.
As an upper cervical chiropractor, the focus is on this ability for the nerves to correctly and optimally relay messages. Since the vertebrae of the spine protect the spinal cord, when there is a misalignment of a vertebra, it can prevent this normal signaling from taking place. The area where this type of misalignment is most likely to occur and most likely to have the most dramatic impact is at the very top of the neck at the base of the skull.
Your topmost vertebra, the atlas, protects the brainstem, which is a crucial part of the central nervous system. If an atlas misalignment is present, it could be interfering with your body’s ability to process pain signals normally, leading to the many symptoms of fibromyalgia. If you’re tired of chasing your symptoms around and are in search of a natural, lasting approach, then upper cervical chiropractic can be the solution you’ve been seeking.
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