Fibromyalgia is becoming more and more common. Research is revealing that people who experience pain as a child may be diagnosed with fibromyalgia as an adult. The University of Michigan studied new patients who presented with pain and found that one in every six of them had chronic pain in childhood. The pain was spread throughout the body instead of being neuropathic and consistent with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Young people may experience certain symptoms that indicate they may be looking at a diagnosis of fibromyalgia later in life. These are:
- Extreme fatigue with inability to sleep
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Tender points throughout the body
- Abnormal headaches
- Anxiety and depression
- Restless legs during sleep
- Pain being defined as tightness, stiffness, burning, aching, or tenderness
- Feeling dizzy or being off balance
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Helping Children Cope with Fibromyalgia Symptoms
If a person notices his or her child is beginning to exhibit some of these symptoms, a good place to begin finding help is to contact an upper cervical chiropractor. We focus on helping people, adults and children alike, to cope with their pain by ensuring that the upper neck vertebrae are in proper alignment. A misalignment in this area of the neck, particularly the C1 or C1 vertebrae, can place undue pressure on the brainstem. This, in turn, causes the central nervous system to no longer function properly. If improper signals are being sent to and from the brain and body, the brain may be receiving signals that there is extreme pain when there is little or no pain at all.
One may wonder how a misalignment of the neck can happen to a child. It is actually very common. The birthing process itself—C-sections, the use of forceps during delivery, and even natural, doctor assisted births—can cause a misalignment to the neck. Other traumas, such as falling while learning to walk, sporting accidents, bicycle accidents, and any other injury that affects the head or neck, can be part of the problem.
At Atlas Chiropractic, we use a gentle procedure that does not require popping and twisting and helps to realign the neck. Often, positive results are seen quickly.
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