WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA AND WHAT DOES CHIROPRACTIC HAVE TO DO WITH IT?
A common question we are asked is, “What is fibromyalgia?” And when we discover what it is — WHAT, if anything, can be done about it?
In 2015, a case study was published in a chiropractic journal that described of a 32-year old female with fibromyalgia. After only 4 months of chiropractic care, she saw complete resolution of her symptoms! Thorough examination and x-rays revealed a complete loss of cervical curve and a misalignment of her atlas vertebra. After 4 months of chiropractic care, she reported 100% improvement in symptoms including a full return to health and vitality.
In fact, she demonstrated restoration of her atlas vertebra angle and cervical curve showed during a 90 day follow-up examination!
Atlas misalignment causes distorted activity of the brain’s neurons, which causes widespread activation of the brain stem and cerebral cortex. This is a commonly accepted theory of Fibromyalgia. Specific chiropractic adjustments can relieve mechanical pressure and improve atlas alignment, which can improve the state of well-being in fibromyalgia patients. Chiropractic adjustments reduce neurological irritation, improving dysfunction of the brain’s processing pathways!