Your Nerves, Your Neck, and Fibromyalgia – Chattanooga 

 February 8, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue, Always Tired, Tired, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFSFibromyalgia is a multifaceted condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue.  Often, people with fibromyalgia suffer for a long period of time while waiting for an appropriate diagnosis.  This is due to the fact that many other illnesses with similar presenting symptoms must first be ruled out before a fibromyalgia diagnosis is made.  People spend a lot of time and a lot of money in an attempt to understand why they are in so much chronic pain.


It is believed that fibromyalgia causes pain signals between the body and brain to become amplified by altering the way the brain processes pain signals.  Most medical treatments rely on medications that aim to reduce the severity of symptoms.  These pharmaceuticals either work to alter certain chemicals in the brain that control pain, or block the activity of nerves that play a role in the transmission of pain signals.


The brainstem is the link between the brain and the spinal cord.  It is responsible for relaying critical information between the brain and other parts of your body over the nerves that branch off of your spinal cord.  Pressure on the brainstem from an upper cervical subluxation, or misalignment, can distort those messages.  This can lead to the inability to appropriately process pain signals, which can be a big problem for people who suffer from fibromyalgia.  Drs. Todd and Christi Osborne will carefully evaluate the alignment of the vertebrae of your neck and give gentle, specific adjustments when necessary.  This allows normal alignment to be restored, as well as normal communication over the nervous system.  This is an important step in recovering from chronic conditions like fibromyalgia.  While medications may provide temporary relief, getting to the cause of fibromyalgia is the only way to achieve lasting results.


To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to http://www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area CALL 423-402-4602 to schedule a consultation

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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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