According to the Mayo Clinic, “fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and non-painful signals.”

This miscommunication between the brain, spinal cord and body is why Upper Cervical chiropractic can get phenomenal results with patients suffering from fibromyalgia. By realigning the top bones in the neck, relieving the pressure on the brain stem, those pain signals calm down giving relief to the patient. 

While most causes of cases of fibromyalgia have no known or specific cause, oftentimes people who suffer from this condition have had previous trauma to the neck and spine. Trauma to the upper cervical region of the body can cause misalignment to occur, the smallest of which can cause severe detriment to the nervous system. Pressure or misalignment at the top of the neck means that the brain stem, which communicates to the nervous system, is unable to function properly or communicate thoroughly. Because we know how proper alignment of the neck and spine affects the health of an individual, it makes sense that  upper cervical chiropractic care can effectively treat and improve the lives of patients with fibromyalgia. 

At our Athens office, our chiropractors use gentle, upper cervical techniques to gradually improve the alignment of the spine and neck, using small and precise adjustments. Our method for gently correcting the upper cervical area of the neck and spine don’t involve any popping, twisting, or cracking, and encourage natural alignment of the bones. This leads to more permanent relief from pain, due to the natural healing of the body. Our chiropractic doctors employ the knee-chest upper cervical technique to gently adjust the spine, and choose this technique because of how thoroughly researched and studied it is. Once the misalignment improves, patients have seen great reductions in pain, improvements in mobility, and in quality of life. 

Upper cervical chiropractic treatment is also helpful in treating the chronic fatigue that regularly occurs alongside fibromyalgia. At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we believe that a spine that is in alignment is a patient that is healthier and happier. So, when patients present with conditions like chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, we use gentle upper cervical adjustment techniques to encourage alignment of the bones and communication to the nervous system, and we have helped numerous patients improve their pain, regain their quality of life, and decrease their symptoms. 

While there are other treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, traditional doctors will prescribe pain relievers and treatments that are only temporary fixes, and don’t lead to more consistent relief. If you’re one of the approximately 5 million people in the U.S who suffers from this condition, receiving treatment from an upper cervical chiropractor could be a great way to take control of your health, look into the root cause of the issue, and find relief from your pain. 

Our Athens chiropractors office is here to help you regain alignment of your neck and spine, reduce your symptoms, and improve your life. The great news for sufferers of fibromyalgia is that upper cervical treatment can be done concurrently with the treatment that you’re already undergoing, so give us a call if you would like to set up a complimentary consultation with our Watkinsville based chiropractor. We look forward to helping your body heal naturally, alleviating your pain, and improving your day to day life. 

Benefits of Upper Cervical CARE

Descreased Pain

One of the ways the body shows a subluxation is through pain and inflammation. When the nervous system is not communicating well, it triggers a pain response. Upper cervical chiropractic care helps eliminatepain by properly aligning the nervous system so messages flow more effectively.

Better Sleep

When the spine is in proper alignment, the nervous system is able to communicate as it should. This results in better quality and quality of sleep. Since over 60 percent of adults suffer from sleeping problems, improving your sleep could have a huge impact on your overall livelihood.

Fewer Colds and Flu

Studies show that long-term chiropractic care increases an individual's immune system strength by as much as 200%. This equips the immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria that you come in contact with. When you do get sick, your body will be able to fight off the sickness more effectively and faster.

Fewer Prescription Drugs

When the body is functioning at its best possible level, sicknesses that require prescription drugs are far less common. This means that people who pursue upper cervical chiropractic care often notice that they need fewer prescription drugs, hospital visits, and doctor's office trips.