Fibromyalgia and Your Nervous System 

 January 29, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

fatiguePeople with fibromyalgia typically experience widespread musculoskeletal pain along with extreme fatigue, sleep issues, and sometimes memory problems.  Pinpointing the cause of fibromyalgia has proven to be quite difficult for researchers, who believe that people with this diagnosis have altered sensations of pain that travel between the brain and body.  Symptoms can either appear suddenly with seemingly no triggering event, or they may present following a physical trauma, psychological stress, or infection.

One thing the research generally agrees upon concerning fibromyalgia is that there is some degree of dysautonomia involved.  Dysautonomia is simply a fancy word for dysfunction within the autonomic nervous system, which consists of two branches, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.  Traditionally, the sympathetic nervous system handles the “fight or flight” response in stressful situations and the parasympathetic nervous system balances it with its “rest and digest” functions.  Problems in both the ANS and the CNS (made up of the brain and spinal cord) have been identified in people with fibromyalgia. 

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Fortunately for people with fibromyalgia in the Chattanooga area, Drs. Todd and Christi Osborne can bring some natural relief by optimizing the function of the nervous system.  This is accomplished through upper cervical chiropractic care.  The Osbornes focus their attention on the top two vertebrae in the neck, since a misalignment in that area has a dramatic impact on nervous system function.  The adjustments themselves are quite gentle, which is of concern to fibromyalgia sufferers.  When normal alignment is achieved, and the nerves are allowed to heal, the body’s normal function can return.  Through upper cervical chiropractic care, the Osbornes can help their fibromyalgia patients regain some of their lost quality of life. 


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Dr. Todd Osborne

Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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