“I Feel so Bad, and I Don’t Know Why”
(The Refrain of Many Fibromyalgia Sufferers)
You hurt all over. You have trouble sleeping, and you’re tired all the time. Your husband doesn’t understand why you don’t want to go out to dinner or a movie. Your kids are disappointed when you don’t feel like going to their game. You feel so guilty. You go to the doctor who gives you a prescription, but it doesn’t help. “What’s wrong with me?” you ask yourself.
The answer may be that you have fibromyalgia.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia include widespread musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.
While there is no clear consensus about what causes fibromyalgia, researchers believe fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain processes pain signals and is the result, not from a single event, but from a combination of many physical and emotional stressors.
According to Dr. Kim Jones of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, “The contemporary thinking is that if you’re a genetically predisposed individual, trauma to the head and neck may precipitate the onset of fibromyalgia.” We have found this to be the case for many of our fibromyalgia patients at Upper Cervical Spine, and therefore, we’ve been able to help them.
Fox News reported on Mary, one of our patients, who began experiencing the symptoms of fibromyalgia after being in a series of car accidents. Although none of the accidents were her fault, she suffered for nearly three decades as a result of them. Upper Cervical Spine has helped her so much she drives from Raleigh, NC—three hours each way—to get to our office and says the healing she is experiencing makes the drive well worth it. Read Mary’s story at Fox News.
At The Upper Cervical Spine Center we see more patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia than any other condition. We believe there are basically two reasons for this:
- Medication does a very poor job even temporarily covering up the symptoms of fibromyalgia, and
- Upper Cervical does a great job of correcting the cause of the problem so they can get their life back.
That is why so many of our patients have told us Upper Cervical gave them their life back.
How can a little bone in the neck cause fibromyalgia? The brain stem comes down through the first two bones of the neck, the Upper Cervical bones. Every message from the brain must go through the brain stem to get to the body. The Upper Cervical area is the only place in the body that can effect every organ and system. That’s why fibromyalgia sufferers can have pain anywhere (or everywhere) in their body. It can effect the digestive system, the immune system, brain function, their sleep. The sleep center is located in the heart of the brain stem. It shuts the brain down so that people can get into deep sleep. If a bone is out of alignment in the upper neck it can interfere with sleep which seems to be a common symptom in fibromyalgia patients. Deep and restful sleep is necessary for the body to rebuild muscles and restore the body’s everyday wear and tear. If the body doesn’t get the sleep it needs, muscles can become sore and achy. Lack of sleep also leads to fatigue and low energy levels, also common symptoms among fibromyalgia sufferers.
At The Upper Cervical Spine Center we focus on the CAUSE of fibromyalgia rather than temporarily treating the symptoms. If an Upper Cervical misalignment is causing your fibromyalgia symptoms, a gentle correction of that misalignment could be all that’s needed to help you “get your life back.”
Find out what’s causing your fibromyalgia and how it can be corrected today by calling (704) 588-5560 for a FREE consultation with one of our Upper Cervical doctors.