fibromyalgia-may-not-getting-proper-diagnosisFibromyalgia is most commonly known for causing widespread pain throughout the body. In fact,  it is the main symptom. However, it seems like many people have a hard time getting a proper diagnosis. This is puzzling, as more and more cases of fibromyalgia are being seen. A recent study may shed some light on why it occurs.

A Study on Fibromyalgia

A study observed 226 patients to find out whether they did actually meet the criteria for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Over the course of the next two years, many of these patients fell in and out of the outline for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia because their symptoms changed from time to time. What does this tell us? It may depend on whether your fibromyalgia is flaring up at the time you visit your doctor as to whether or not you get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This may also impact what type of care your doctor recommends at the time. Many fibromyalgia patients are opting for a more natural approach to caring for their condition, and this approach is not contingent on whether they are having a flare-up. What is this natural approach?

Fibromyalgia and Upper Cervical Care

Here at Gilbert Wellness Center in Urbandale, Iowa, we have seen a connection between the onset of fibromyalgia and an injury or trauma to the head and neck. We examine the upper cervical spine, especially the C1 and C2 vertebrae, for possible misalignments. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to wreak havoc on the body. This is because a misalignment here negatively impacts the brainstem and hinders it from sending proper signals to the brain. If the brainstem tells the brain there is pain and there is little or no pain, fibromyalgia can be the end result.

We use a gentle method that helps the bones move back into place without the need to crack or twist the spine or neck. Once corrected, our patients report an improvement in the symptoms of fibromyalgia.


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