In this article, let’s discover some leading theories as to the cause of fibromyalgia. There are many theories and evidence to support them all.
Fibromyalgia: What’s the Theory Behind the Cause?
- Lifestyle: Certain illnesses may aggravate or trigger fibromyalgia. Such things as stress, smoking, depression, lack of physical exercise, obesity, and other aspects of an unhealthy lifestyle can factor into developing fibromyalgia.
- Genetics: DNA studies show that several genes that play a role in developing a person’s central nervous system can contribute to the transmission of this disease. This is not to suggest that parents pass fibromyalgia on to their children, but rather it indicates fibromyalgia exists in clusters of families.
- Pathophysiology: This is a large list of possible causes that all fall under the category of disordered physiological processes. This also includes central sensitization, mentioned earlier. Here are some other theories:
- Serotonin metabolism: Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that regulates sleep. If it is decreased, it may cause a disturbance in sleep patterns
- Sympathetic hyperactivity: The sympathetic nervous system can cause FMS if it is physically and mentally hyperactive.
- Dopamine dysfunction: A disruption in normal dopamine transmission
- Poly-modal-sensitivity and neuroendocrine disruption: Hormone levels, in particular growth hormones, because they maintain muscle homeostasis, can lead to prolonged healing of muscle micro-trauma
- Cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities: Substance P found in CSF, if elevated, can be a cause.
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A Connection to Upper Cervical Care:
The truth of the matter is, whatever may be causing fibromyalgia, it can be helped by restoring normal function to the upper neck area. This is the common denominator in fibromyalgia. An upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Geoff Besso of Stow, Ohio, will focus on relieving a person's symptoms of fibromyalgia by correcting any misalignments in the upper neck vertebrae. Such misalignments can lead to miscommunication between the brain and body, also contributing to hormone imbalance, cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities, and central sensitization. Call Dr. Besso today and take the first step in your healing process.
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