Do You Or Someone You Know Suffer From Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia affects approximately 6-12 million people in the U.S. and 90% of Fibromyalgia sufferers are women.
“Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and non painful signals.”
“Central nervous system defects are thought to play an important role in the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia”.
People who suffer from this condition experience a low quality of life often leading to co-occurring conditions of anxiety and depression.
Stress plays a major role when it comes to conditions such as Fibromyalgia. Too much stress on the nervous system activates the part of the nervous system that focuses on keeping you alive in situations of life or death, it is often referred to as the fight or flight response.
When your body is in a state of fight or flight, the part of your nervous system responsible for resting and healing cannot do what it needs to do. This leads to a situation where your nervous system is over stressed and unable to function properly leading to numerous health conditions including Fibromyalgia.
Chiropractic adjustments help to restore this balance in your nervous system therefore allowing the brain to communicate with the body as it should to help keep you healthy and well.
A 2000 study found that women suffering from Fibromyalgia experienced marked improvement in areas such as pain, sleep and energy levels when under chiropractic care.
If you or someone you know is suffering from the life altering symptoms of Fibromyalgia please know that help is here.
It is time to get adjusted.
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