Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with often debilitating symptoms such as muscle, tendon, and joint pain, in addition to fatigue. Because symptoms often overlap with other diseases and the condition is not well understood, it can take years for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed.
Fibromyalgia affects the entire body and multiple systems within the body. There are also many tender points and even more trigger points within the fibro body that create a greater vulnerability to perpetuating factors. Certain areas of the body are just more susceptible to everything from stress to activities of daily living.
What Causes Fibromyalgia Back Pain?
If you are suffering from chronic back pain, you may be wondering if you have somehow injured your spine or a disc in your spinal cord. However, the majority of fibromyalgia sufferers do not experience back pain due to injury. Rather, your chronic back pain is probably due to a problem with your central nervous system.
Some people experience chest pain and may be inflicted with additional conditions involving the heart and/or muscles in that area. All chest pains should be directed immediately to your local health care provider.
Chiropractic Care Helps Patient with Fibromyalgia
When an upper cervical chiropractor examines the upper cervical spine, if they find any misalignments, they will make the necessary adjustments to realign those two bones. This realignment will restore the brain’s ability to communicate with the body, thus allowing the body to begin to heal itself.