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.
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.
Research has shown that 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.
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, we are able adjust the head and neck to release this compression and alleviate pain.
While there is no cure for Fibromyalgia, Dr. Zurek will combine his chiropractic skills with his experience to help managing your symptoms such as fatigue, pain and poor sleep quality. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, call Zurek Chiropractic today. We work with Fibromyalgia patients in the Omaha area every day to help lessen the discomfort associated with this painful condition.
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