In comparison to minor accident injuries, fibromyalgia affects more than just your bones and muscles. Symptoms can include muscle pain, twitching, tightness and burning. However, these are often accompanied by:
- Fibro fog (trouble remembering or concentrating)
- Anxiety and depression
- Lower pain threshold
Though there are many causes for fibromyalgia, the they often occur in car accident victims due to PTSD.
When a person is involved in an incident that is mentally jarring such as a dangerous car accident, this – paired with any injuries you may have sustained during the accident – makes your body believe that you are in more pain.
Now, while the signals of pain that your nervous system sends to your brain do stop as the pain gets better; in the case of fibromyalgia; the signals do not stop. Thus, you keep feeling more pain, even if the injury is not there. Some medical experts believe that this may be due to a glitch in the way our spinal cord and brain handles these pain signals.
This is why many studies on fibromyalgia focus on the nervous system, so that they can find a way to solve this problem. And while there have been no outright cures yet, doctors have found that chiropractic treatment is perhaps one of the best methods to alleviate any pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Chiropractic Connection – How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Let’s take an example of a common condition amongst patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
The condition, known as upper cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of your spinal canal in your neck. This narrowing squeezes and compresses the nerve roots, which in turn changes the function of your spinal cord. That causes numbness, stiffness, weakness and pain in your neck, arms, and legs and even affects your bladder and bowel function.
Chiropractic care modifies the pressure on your neck and head, and removes any force that may have been forced on that part of your spine. This in turn, alleviates the pressure and lessens the effects of fibromyalgia.
Safe and effective, this procedure not only resolves the issue of severe pain, it also improves the patient’s health by allowing proper blood flow, thus increasing their rate of improvement.
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