Approximately one in 50 Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia, making it the second most common ailment affecting the musculoskeletal system. And while there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, more and more individuals are finding relief through chiropractic care.
At Zurek Chiropractic, we know that Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain along with fatigue and cognitive difficulties that make it hard to remain focused or concentrate on a particular task. It is unknown what causes Fibromyalgia, but it is believed to be triggered by a variety of factors working together, including genetics, infections and emotional or physical trauma.
The repeated nerve stimulation causes the brains of people suffering from Fibromyalgia to produce abnormal levels of pain-signaling chemicals. Further, pain receptors are believed to develop “memory,” causing them to overreact to pain signals.
Dr. Zurek finds a significant pain relief following chiropractic neck and spine adjustments have been experienced by his patients suffering from Fibromyalgia. A reduction in back and neck pain, as well as leg cramps, also have been told.
Many people with Fibromyalgia also are afflicted with upper cervical spinal stenosis. This leads to the compression of meninges, or the coverings of the upper spine. When these coverings are compressed, pain travels throughout a person’s body. At Zurek Chiropractic, Dr. Zurek adjusts the head and neck to release this compression and alleviate pain.
While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, chiropractic treatment can help to manage symptoms such as fatigue, pain and poor sleep quality. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, Dr. Zurek at Zurek Chiropractic in Omaha can help. We work with Fibromyalgia patients every day to help lessen the discomfort associated with this painful condition.