There are holistic therapies that help Fibromyalgia and CFS symptoms. One of them is chiropractic. I visit my chiropractor weekly and it has made a world of difference in my health and quality of my life style. A chiropractor uses his hands or an instrument to manipulate your spine. When the spine is out of alignment, it causes pain and discomfort.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Help Fibromyalgia and CFS. Chiropractic treatment does not cure disease; it restores alignment and balance to the spine. This supports your bodies inherit healing systems. The treatments realign the spine to its proper position. When the spine is aligned properly, the nerves and muscles get more blood flow. The nerves are not pinched so they do not give pain. The nerves are connected to the spine, which feed the different parts of the body. Your whole body feels better when the blood flow and alignment is properly restored. When the nerves are blocked or constricted, this lack of blood flow can cause pain and disease. Nerve flow feeds muscles, tendons, and organ systems.
What Form of Chiropractic Adjustments Are The Most Beneficial ? There are over 200 kinds of spinal manipulations that chiropractors use in their treatments. Each chiropractor is different in the techniques he uses. If one chiropractor does not seem to be helping after a few treatments, you can try a different chiropractor.
Of the different manipulations, upper cervical adjustments have proven to be one of the most successful with Fibromyalgia patients. This particular adjustment corrects the upper two vertebrae of the spine, the atlas or C1 and the axis or C2. When these two vertebrae are corrected with spinal manipulation, it helps with symptoms such as pain, migraines, ADD, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, and other symptoms.
How Is Your Upper Cervical Adjusted? To correct the upper cervical he uses his hands or an instrument. He manipulates the vertebrae back into the correct position. After receiving initial treatments, some patients may only need occasional adjustments. Other patients don’t hold an adjustment well, so they may need more frequent adjustments. Some activities or jobs contribute to the problem.
An example is curvature of the spine. Chiropractic does not stop it but helps to slow down the curvature process. In the early stages it can help prevent it. I have curvature of the spine. My mother had it as well. My curve did not show up until the year I was in an area where chiropractic was not available. For years, up to that point, I had monthly chiropractic adjustments. I performed a job that was extremely hard on the back. Now with monthly adjustments, the curve has not gotten worse in the past two years. I lost almost two inches of height in that year. So chiropractic to my health is extremely important.
Chiropractic treatments are preventative medicine. As we get older, chiropractic can make a huge difference is the ability to exercise and perform activities. Most of the time spinal adjustments do not hurt. If you have been in an accident or have been out of alignment for weeks or years, there may be some discomfort with the adjustment. You need to relax as he manipulates the area. This is important to the success of your therapy.
Improvements You May Experience With Upper Cervical Adjustment? You may have fewer migraines and headaches, less pain and discomfort. You may find you can think more clearly than before. Your fibro-fog may improve significantly. You may experience more energy. The quality of your sleep may improve. When you are in pain, you don’t sleep well. The lack of quality sleep, makes your symptoms worse.