fibromyalgiaSo, you complained to some friends the other night about some pain, but you told them you weren’t sure what it was. They asked you where you felt the pain, and you said everywhere. They suggested maybe you have Fibromyalgia.

Before you assume the worst, you need to know the facts about Fibromyalgia, also called FM or FMS. There is one major symptom that is a pretty good sign that you suffer from this condition. But before we talk about that, here are some other signs you need to know.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Joint stiffness
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Bowel and bladder abnormalties
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Though, the number one sign of Fibromyalgia is widespread pain throughout the body, and it seemingly results from a neurochemical imbalance. It is thought that these imbalances cause inflammatory pathways that cause our brain to process pain incorrectly.

Unfortunately, like many other conditions, it is a condition some people are more prone to than others. Here is a list of the types of people who are more likely to experience this condition at some point in their life.

Fibromyalgia Risk Factors

  • Women (especially women going through menopause)
  • It may be inherited, so you should know if either of your parents have/had it
  • People who do not exercise
  • Brain or spinal cord trauma survivors

So, now that you have a better idea of what Fibromyalgia is and what you should look for, you can do something about it. You don’t need to live with this pain. We suggest that you make an appointment with an upper cervical doctor today, so you can receive the proper care. They will set you on a plan to common underlying cause of fibromyalgia symptoms and undetected brainstem injury due to a misalignment of the upper neck. The upper cervical spine, which are the top two vertebrae in your spine frequently get misaligned due to accidents and injuries especially those affecting your head and neck. Upper cervical doctors can frequently locate and correct this upper neck misalignment gently, specifically and effectively so your brain can communicate optimally with your body.

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Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on their website at http://www.atlasspinalcare.com/.