Fibromyalgia is a complex and often confusing pain disorder. When this illness strikes, your body experiences widespread aches and pain accompanied by intense fatigue. What’s most frustrating is that the cause of this often debilitating condition is unknown — and most traditional medical and therapy treatments do not provide a cure or give any long term relief. If you’ve tried everything to relieve your fibromyalgia symptoms and improve your ability to function, Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York is here for you. Our world-class chiropractor specializes in NUCCA, a spinal correction procedure that could help relieve your pain, stress, and the chronic fatigue caused by fibromyalgia.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
Only those with fibromyalgia can truly understand the discomfort and frustration of this often misunderstood pain disorder. Fibromyalgia is highly prevalent, impacting 10 million people in the U.S. alone. Of these, nearly 90% of sufferers are women, although men can also develop fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is characterized by a reduced threshold to pain and deep aches that impact your body’s soft tissue. Even a simple touch on a tender point can send pain through your body. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can come and go based on fatigue, overexertion, stress, and even damp or cold weather. Some of the most common signs of this disorder include:
- Throbbing, stabbing, shooting, or twitching pain
- Body aches
- Tender points that hurt when touched, such as in the back or neck
- Severe fatigue
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Impaired vision
- Skin issues
- Sleep disturbances
- Depression or anxiety
What Is NUCCA?
There are no medications specially formulated to treat fibromyalgia. Most treatments aim at easing symptoms and preventing flare-ups. However, at UCC of New York, we specialize in an advanced spinal correction procedure that may bring a level of relief you have not experienced in a long time.
The NUCCA technique is named for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, the non-profit that has developed and advocates this painless spinal correction procedure. Practitioners of NUCCA gently adjust the Atlas vertebra, taking pressure off your nervous system and aligning the skull, spine, and pelvis into their proper position.
Once the Atlas or C-1 vertebra is aligned, restored nerve flow helps bring proper balance to your body. The NUCCA procedure can be used to naturally restore health to countless issues, including fibromyalgia.
How Upper Cervical Care Provides Relief for Fibromyalgia
While the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, many believe that this disorder may be triggered by trauma to the upper cervical region of the spine. Whether due to injury or overuse, spinal trauma can cause compression of the brainstem. This may lead to increased levels of a neurotransmitter called Substance P. This brain chemical works as a pain messenger, and higher levels of Substance P may account for the chronic pain experienced by fibromyalgia patients. Upper cervical care can be an effective tool in managing many of fibromyalgia’s most debilitating symptoms. By correcting misalignments found in your upper cervical spine, the NUCCA technique may be able to address spinal trauma to bring you incredible relief.
Contact UCC of New York Chiropractor for Your Fibromyalgia Pain
If you live in New York or the surrounding states, we are here for your debilitating fibromyalgia pain. We love helping people, and over the years, our practice has touched countless lives with superior chiropractic care. Dr. George Gertner is a highly trained chiropractor and one of only 300 NUCCA specialists worldwide. He is proud to bring this advanced spinal correction procedure to patients with fibromyalgia symptoms throughout New York and surrounding states. If you would like to learn more about this amazing process for severe pain, contact Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York today.
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Dr. George Gertner is a family man, healer, philanthropist, author of “The Gift of Hope”, public speaker, and founder of one of the world’s busiest Upper Cervical Chiropractic clinics. After receiving his bachelors degree in biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY Dr. Gertner moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Life University. Before graduation, Dr. Gertner had a severe injury to his lower back. Traditional chiropractic procedures were not providing relief until he met a chiropractor that specialized in NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.) Then he spent the next two years mentoring from one of the best Upper Cervical doctors; learning in the same office that helped change his life. After two years, Dr. Gertner returned home to New York to open his own office. He currently is one of less than 300 NUCCA chiropractors worldwide. Dr. Gertner has been featured numerous times in Chiropractic Monthly Magazine for his expertise in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia and Myofascial Pain. Dr.Gertner has lectured locally and nationwide discussing various symptoms using the Upper Cervical technique.