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How Psychologists Help Fibromyalgia Patients | Central Chiropractor

About 30% of people with fibromyalgia experience nervousness, depression, or some form of mood disturbance. Researchers have not yet determined whether fibromyalgia causes these conditions or vice versa, but what has become clear is that when your psychological state succumbs to your physical pain, your pain gets stronger. That's why your physician may recommend you seek a psychiatrist, psychologist, or a counselor.

How can mental and emotional support help with fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a complex condition. Its symptoms will often impact your life in a way that transcend pain and are varied. The pain and fatigue alone could be sufficient to negatively alter your lifestyle, thus affecting your mood. To take control of your symptoms, you may have to have a multi-disciplinary strategy, incorporating psychology, physical therapy, and medications, to help provide overall relief from all fibromyalgia symptoms.

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Aging and Cervical Spondylosis


Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis, is an condition associated with age which degenerates the cervical spine due to constant vertebrae and cartilage wear and tear. Usually beginning in people over the age of 55, spinal degeneration changes naturally occur through time, but every person ages differently. Aging can affect some individuals more than others, depending on how much the body is overused.

The vertebrae of the spinal column are separated by disks that provide a space between the bones, allowing the spine to move. As a person ages, the disks naturally begin to lose fluid and the space between each vertebrae becomes smaller. A person affected by cervical spondylosis experiences this change much faster and severe than others, often times resulting in symptoms of numbness, stiffness, and pain. Tingling and weakness of the muscles relates to cervical spondylosis as well, since the degeneration of the spine reduces the spaces in between the vertebrae, causing compression of the nerves in the cervical area.


Although age is the most common cause for developing cervical spondylosis, the condition can also be a result of lack of exercise, being overweight, or due to an injury. Other spine conditions that can be associated to cervical spondylosis are arthritis, herniated disks and bone spurs.


Relieving any condition that results in pain essential to everyone and when your cervical spondylosis symptoms develop into constant chronic pain, you might want to consider seeing a doctor. Chiropractic care and physical therapy focuses on restoring the natural alignment of your spine releasing the pinched nerves and reducing the pain. Good options for relieving your symptoms as you receive treatment are home remedies such as applying heat and cold therapy and a diet made up of foods that treat inflammation. Aging is inevitable and so are the changes that your body goes through, but you can treat your cervical spondylosis and find relief. 

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