Unfortunately, there is no one test that can confirm whether or not a person has fibromyalgia. However, the American College of Rheumatology posited various tender points that can be used to expedite the diagnosing process. What are these points that lead to a fibromyalgia diagnosis?
- Occipital – The point where the neck and head meet
- Lower Cervical – The lower part of the neck
- Anterior Second Rib – An area high on the chest wall
- Trapezius – This is a muscle that connects the shoulders and neck
- Supraspinatus – One of the muscles of the shoulder
- Lateral Epicondyle – The elbows
- Great Trochanter – The hips
- Gluteal – The buttocks
- The knees
Just because a person is experiencing widespread pain doesn’t mean fibromyalgia should be assumed. You still need to be examined by a physician as pain in various parts of the body could indicate any number of conditions, many of which require different types of care.
What is the cause of fibromyalgia? Many theories have been presented. For example, some researchers fee that fibromyalgia results from a vascular problem. Others believe that fibromyalgia lies dormant and is trigger by some sort of physical or emotional trauma. Some scientists also think that certain viruses may trigger the condition.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Fibromyalgia Relief
Upper cervical chiropractors are experts when it comes to keeping the upper neck properly aligned. These are two of the most vital bones in the body but often go overlooked by both general chiropractors and primary care doctors.
Even a very slight misalignment of the C1 and C2 can lead to the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Correcting the misalignment can help the body’s natural healing abilities to kick in. As a result, many see significant improvement in symptoms, and some even find complete resolution of the problem. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, don’t give into despair. Schedule a consultation to find out what upper cervical chiropractic may be able to do for you.
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