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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
Studies explain that fibromyalgia sets off a variety of neurological symptoms like chronic fatigue, fibro-fog, sleeping problem, pin and needles, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression, and widespread body pain and tenderness.
How do you avoid a fibromyalgia flare-up?
Managing your fibromyalgia flares may be difficult and require proper discipline and a healthier lifestyle. However, watching your symptoms closely, keeping track of their possible triggers, and understanding how it affects you can help you cope better. Consulting with a chiropractor for fibromyalgia in Fort Myers or Cape Coral can also bring promising results in avoiding fibromyalgia flare-ups.
What worsens fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia can get worse for several reasons. Some are related to your environment, while others are related to your own body. The most common cause is when you're under stress, and the body releases hormones that cause pain. It's also possible that your body is overreacting to pain signals or not producing enough natural pain relief chemicals in your brain.

In terms of what's going on around you, it's essential to be aware of the things that can cause fibromyalgia to flare up. For example, certain types of injuries or illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus can trigger symptoms of fibromyalgia.

What causes vertigo?

Here are the most common causes of vertigo that you should watch out for, so you can start taking action as soon as possible:

  1. Vestibular Disorders
    The most common inner ear problems are Meniere’s disease, Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV), Vestibular Neuritis, and Labyrinthitis.
  2. Head Injury, Trauma, Accidents
    It could be post-traumatic vertigo (PTV), which happens when nerve damage from the injury disrupts signals between the brain and the inner ear. PTV may come back later, so it's important to watch out for it and get the necessary maintenance care.
  3. Dehydration
    It’s one of the most common reasons for vertigo. It can happen if your body isn't getting enough fluid.
How can I stop vertigo?

Millions of people suffer from vertigo, making it challenging to go about daily activities. However, vertigo is not a condition or an illness but a symptom of an underlying health problem.

Therefore, you must check yourself to rule out possible causes of your dizzy spells and spinning sensations and properly address your symptoms. The Epley Maneuver and vestibular therapy are known to ease vertigo and other accompanying symptoms, but another popular remedy is Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.

When should I worry about vertigo?

Most vertigo attacks are non-life-threatening. However, it would help if you still looked for red flags like facial paralysis, limb numbness, thunderclap headaches, and loss of consciousness. If you spot any of these symptoms, call 911 to receive urgent medical attention.

What are the most common reasons for neck pain?

Neck pain is a common problem, and various things can cause it. The most common reason for neck pain is an injury to the soft tissues around your neck—that affects your muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Sometimes these injuries can happen suddenly, as with an accident; other times, they're due to repetitive strain over time, like if you're constantly looking down at your phone.

Other causes of neck pain include arthritis, bulging or herniated discs (when the spinal cord pushes against the bony spinal canal), osteoarthritis (the wear-and-tear kind), and tumors.

How can I relieve pain in my neck?

There is a myriad of ways you can attend to your achy neck. A few notable options for neck pain relief in Fort Myers and Cape Coral include Upper Cervical Chiropractic, massage therapy, hot and cold therapy, acupuncture, and acupressure.

Who should I see for neck pain?

Dealing with chronic neck pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. However, consulting with Upper Cervical Chiropractors in Cape Coral or Fort Myers to assess your head, neck, and spinal alignment can deliver promising results.

What does an Upper Cervical Chiropractor do?

Upper Cervical Chiropractors restore proper alignment to the head, neck, and spine by performing a specific, precise, and gentle correction to the upper neck. Accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place, and this causes the spine to break down and lock into a stressed position. A misaligned spine frequently begins with a head or neck injury such as a motor vehicle crash, concussion, whiplash, slip or fall, sports injury, childhood injury, or other trauma to the head and neck. The most common location for this type of misalignment originates in the upper neck, otherwise known as the upper cervical spine.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care focuses on correcting misalignments in the upper neck region of your spine. This type of misalignment can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms and conditions, including vertigo, Ménière’s disease, dizziness, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, chronic neck pain, sciatica, low back pain, and many other conditions. Cape Coral or Fort Myers Upper Cervical Chiropractic is uniquely qualified to correct upper neck misalignments to remove pressure and irritation on structures, including the brainstem and cranial nerves, effectively allowing you to restore your body’s vitality.

What happens after an upper cervical adjustment?

When Upper Cervical Chiropractors in Fort Myers or Cape Coral adjust your spine, they also adjust your entire body, so you may notice other parts of your body relaxing and not just the area of your initial concern. The body responds to the adjustment by mobilizing fluids into the joints and soft tissues, allowing them to swell and release toxins.

Most people feel better almost immediately, though sometimes, depending on the severity of their misalignment, patients may need to wait a few hours for their symptoms to improve. This process takes anywhere from 24-72 hours to complete. This is normal and expected as your body adjusts to the realignment done to your spine.

Why do chiropractors require so many visits?

A misaligned spine may have developed over many years or even decades. Multiple visits to a chiropractic office are necessary because the bones must gradually be eased back into their natural alignment. Cape Coral and Fort Myers chiropractors use minimal force to realign C1 and C2 bones to prevent adding trauma to an already compressed or irritated brainstem, cranial nerves, and other structures. Also, it’s worth noting that chronic pain and other debilitating conditions don’t happen overnight. Hence, the healing process can also take time.

Helping every patient experience a life free from pain and suffering is our number one mission at our practice.

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