Does My Fibromyalgia Pain Have A Primary Cause?
Fibromyalgia is painful debilitating condition that mostly affects women between 20-50 years of age. The pain from Fibromyalgia can be so severe, that simple everyday tasks become challenging. It is estimated that 12 million people suffer from Fibromyalgia with many of these people going undiagnosed. These people are the mothers, sisters, daughters, neighbors, and friends of our community. Even though Fibromyalgia is most common is middle-aged women, 25-40% of children with chronic pain meet the criteria for juvenile Fibromyalgia. This makes Fibromyalgia the most common musculoskeletal problem in young people.
We always learn how much our mother was right as we get older. Do you
remember your mother constantly saying “stand up straight! Don’t slouch!”, it turns out she was right all along. Your spinal structure is one of the most important things that can affect your
health. The development of your posture is directly related to the development of your spine. The proper development of your spine results in a group of small bones called vertebrae that are
designed to fit together to form an S-shaped structure that has four curves. These curves are arranged in a way that allows your body to evenly distribute its weight along the spine. When one or
more of the vertebrae of your spine deviate from their normal alignment, they can place abnormal stress on the muscles, ligaments, and even the nerves that are an extension of your spinal cord
and brain. You see, aside from being the main structure of support for your body, the spine serves as protection for the most important system of your body, the nervous system.