Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Always TiredUnderstanding Fibromyalgia

We understand it’s easy to think that constant pain is Fibromyalgia, also called FM or FMS, but this is just one of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

If you have been diagnosed with this condition, you certainly suffer from one or more of these symptoms. Though, if you haven’t been diagnosed with it, but suspect you might, check this list out to find out if these symptoms sound familiar.


Fibromyalgia Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Joint stiffness
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Abnormalities in the bowel and bladder
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Anxiety and depression

A Major Cause of Fibromyalgia

Widespread pain throughout the body, which is most likely caused by a neurochemical imbalance. It is likely that those imbalances, which originate in the inflammatory pathways, is the cause of a person’s brain processing pain incorrectly.

Now even if you haven’t been diagnosed with this condition and you’re certain you don’t suffer from it, it is a condition that could affect anyone. Though, there are some people who are more prone than others. It’s important to know who is more likely to experience fibromyalgia, so we listed them below.


Fibromyalgia Risk Factors

  • Women (especially women experiencing menopause)
  • People who get no exercise
  • There may be genetic components, so you should know if either of your parents have/had it
  • People who have suffered Brain or spinal cord trauma

If you suffer from this disease or think you might suffer from it, it’s important that you do something to take back control of your life. Whether your pain is from Fibromyalgia or something else, don’t continue to suffer from this pain.

Healing can begin with a call to a upper cervical chiropractor. Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialty within the chiropractic profession practiced by a small group of highly trained doctors. Upper cervical has consistently demonstrated excellent results with those who are experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms. This is due to upper cervical experts addressing a common cause of nervous system dysfunction at the level of the brainstem. When accidents and injuries occur to the head and neck such as whiplash, falls, sports injuries etc. a misalignment can occur with the top 2 bones of the neck. Once these bones shift from their normal alignment the heavy head will shift with them. Once the head and neck alignment is disrupted the entire body must compensate. This can lead to dysfunction of how the brain, brainstem, spinal cord and the nerves that go out throughout the rest of the body are functioning. An upper cervical chiropractor can determine if a misalignment is present and correct that misalignment with a precise upper cervical corrective procedure designed to restore normal blood, cerebral spinal fluid and nerve flow from the brain to the body.

Today, healing can begin with one simple call to an upper cervical chiropractor.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at