TRYING TO RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS INSTEAD OF ADDRESSING THE CAUSE (nervous system dysfunction)
J Rheumatol.; Sheon, R.
Fibromyalgia is a dysfunction characterized by general muscle pain and chronic fatigue.
The cause is unknown although some studies relate it to sleep alterations, psychological stress, postural misalignments and/or immune dysfunctions. The pain is usually chronic and can begin in one area, such as the neck, but eventually affects the entire body. Other associated symptoms can be: tiredness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, migraines...
Fibromyalgia may develop after a traffic accident. An impact to the axial skeleton may cause health problems in both the nervous system and the muscular system. The stresses produced in the costosternal joints and in the spine irritate pain sensors in the body. In order to minimize this irritation, muscles are over-recruited and often spasms develop, Pain is generated in the muscles that maintain the normal posture, creating the popular trigger points.
The trigger points, very sensitive to touch, are found in different parts of the body:
In addition to motor vehicle accidents, there are other causes that change normal posture into a misalignment, and may also cause fibromialgia.
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is based on the symptoms that the patient describes and in the number of trigger points than can be found in the patient’s body.
Improve alignment of the spine through the chiropractic treatment is one of our goals.