How Fibromyalgia Leads to Cervical Spinal Stenosis

by The Atlas Of Life on January 11, 2011

Time and again, Chiropractic has been shown to help with fibromyalgia. Simply google “fibromyalgia and chiropractic care” and you’ll see for yourself. It is not a specific cure or treatment of fibromyalgia, but removing the interference to the nervous system can result in a number of positive changes.

One thought as to why fibromyalgia patients suffer so much is that they often suffer from another condition known as cervical spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition in which the spinal canal narrows and presses on the spinal cord and meninges. This kind of pressure will undoubtedly block normal transmission of messages between the nervous system and the body, and vice versa.

When someone has an upper cervical subluxation for a long period of time and doesn’t ever get that problem corrected, the compensatory changes occurring in the spine will speed up the degeneration process. This will lead to bone spurs, narrowed discs, fused vertebrae, or in the case of fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and pain.

Often the treatment for spinal stenosis is a very invasive surgery known as a laminectomy, which is removal of the lamina of the vertebra in order to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord. This is the typical allopathic answer to a problem: cover it up or cut it out.

Instead of covering it up with a drug like Xyrem, or cutting it out via a laminectomy, why not naturally restore the spine’s natural juxtaposition? Non-invasive, precise Chiropractic care just makes so much more sense.