Upper Cervical Care and Shoulder Exercises for Fibromyalgia Relief

upper cervical care, shoulder exercise, fibromyalgia relief in Jacksonville

Are you tired of feeling like your pain controls your body more than you? Do you now avoid activities you once loved because the pain is just too much to bear? Are your movements highly restricted now, and even simple gestures seem to bring a lot of pain? Unfortunately, living with fibromyalgia can be a daily physical and emotional struggle. Even the road to finding effective fibromyalgia relief in Jacksonville may not be as simple initially.

But thankfully, that doesn’t mean that road to recovery is impossible. All you need is to have a great care plan in place. Find out how you can potentially cope better with the help of consistent Upper Cervical Chiropractic visits and our recommended shoulder blade exercises.

 

Say Yes to More Movements!

Due to widespread pain, some patients seeking fibromyalgia relief in Jacksonville express fear of moving too much as it can worsen the pain. But in reality, engaging in movement may be more beneficial.

Your condition may feel like you carry the world's weight on your shoulders. So building strength in this area may be a good place to start getting regular movements. Your shoulder blades play a significant role in your proper posture and mobility. If there's restricted movement in this area, the surrounding muscles may experience more tension, potentially leading to more pain. Fibromyalgia patients can feel pain much higher than usual, and stiff muscles can cause severe discomfort.

Try any of these shoulder blade exercises regularly to get you feeling more confident with your body and start to increase its tolerance:

#1. Tactile Cue

This shoulder blade exercise doesn't require big movements but allows you to connect and feel the shoulder blade through a tactile cue providing your brain with a bit of sensory information to better connect to and control a body part, in this case, your shoulder. The goal is to engage in the movement to help control your joints and improve blood circulation in your tissues.

#2. Shoulder Blade Mobilization

This exercise focuses more on function, as it's not uncommon for fibromyalgia patients to struggle to get their arms above their heads (shoulder flexion) due to shoulder blade pain. A mobilization exercise will retrain you for this movement, take some of the tension out of the muscles of the neck and give you back full shoulder movement.

We recommend that you start slow and steady, and please consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine. If you're starting an exercise routine, keep in mind to stick with gentle routines at first and gradually increase your repetition and intensity. It's also best to consult your doctor first to ensure your symptoms won't worsen.

upper cervical care, shoulder exercise, fibromyalgia relief in Jacksonville

Enjoy Lasting Fibromyalgia Relief In Jacksonville with the Help of Upper Cervical Care

Upper Cervical Care is a form of chiropractic care focusing on the balance and alignment of the top two vertebrae in the neck - the atlas and axis. This form of natural and non-invasive care can be highly beneficial for fibromyalgia patients with Upper Cervical misalignment. These can lead to blood flow problems and hinder clear communication between the brain and the body. These can lead to various symptoms, including widespread pain, fatigue, and muscle stiffness. 

By correcting the misalignment through gentle adjustments, Upper Cervical Care can help you cope better when having fibromyalgia flare-ups. Consistent check-ups and adjustments can also play a part in gradually eliminating your recurring symptoms. Additionally, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care can improve overall spinal alignment, leading to better posture and improve nervous system function. 

Previous accidents, injuries, and poor posture can lead to Upper Cervical misalignment; when left ignored, the symptoms it can trigger will only worsen over time. So if the pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms persist despite your efforts, it may be worth trying Upper Cervical Care.

Contact our office to book your appointment, and we will explain further how this natural and non-invasive way can bring fibromyalgia relief in Jacksonville and improve your quality of life. See you soon at San Jose Chiropractic!

 

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Owais, call our Jacksonville office at 904 467-7193. You can also click the button below.

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

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