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Posted on 10-21-2015
Can Chiropractic care help with the pain of Fibromyalgia?
It makes sense that when your body’s nervous system is functioning properly that the body can and will respond appropriately. Thus, optimal immune system response, optimal organ function, appropriate muscle response, etc.
In other words, when your brain can accurately tell your stomach that food it on the way and to produce the right amount of gastric juices, your stomach will work as it should to help in the process of nourishing your body. If your brain has no obstructions in telling your heart to pump according to your level of activity, your heart will respond appropriately in the process of pumping blood through your body. The same with your liver, intestines etc.
The same holds true with muscles. Your brain tells your muscles to fire when you decide to walk or lift your arm. When the brain is able to communicate without obstruction with your muscles, they perform as they should. They don’t “under fire” or “over fire”.
Chiropractors remove interference (subluxation) between the brain and every organ, nerve, cell in your body. In addition to helping keep your nervous system free of interference, chiropractic adjustments also can help alleviate to pain. Dr. Peter Clark at American Family Spine and Health in Concord, NC uses specific chiropractic adjustments to remove subluxations and keep your nervous system functioning at it’s optimal level for optimal health and healing.
Excerpt from WebMD published May 23, 2014 on the topic of chiropractic and fibromyalgia.
How can chiropractic care help fibromyalgia?
Chiropractic care is a very common alternative or complementary treatment for fibromyalgia pain. People use it to treat pain of pressure points, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and pain from musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractic treatment may be effective for fibromyalgia because it may reduce pain levels and increase cervical and lumbar ranges of motion.
Chiropractic treatment is based on the principle that the body is a self-healing organism. To reduce pain and increase healing, the doctor of chiropractic uses spinal adjustments. The goal is to increase the mobility between spinal vertebrae, which have become restricted, locked, or slightly out of proper position.
Chiropractors do this by using hand adjustments. With gentle pressure or stretching, multiple gentle movements of one area, or specific high-velocity thrusts, the adjustments are said to help return the bones to a more normal position or motion. This return is said to relieve pain and reduce ill health.
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Dr. Clark and his staff are great. He fixed me up 4 years ago and I continue to see him twice a month, it's a way of life and would never give it up. Thank you American Family Spine and Health.