Interestingly, irregular cortisol levels have been seen to play a significant role in the development of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The reason cortisol is thrown off is often due to a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck, particularly the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If one has experienced any trauma that has affected the head or neck – even if it was minor – the connective tissue can break down, leading to the spine locking into a position of stress. When a misalignment occurs in this sensitive area, the brainstem is negatively affected causing a number of health problems, potentially including the irregular release of cortisol.
Cortisol is one of the main hormones in the body and is vital to several important bodily functions. It plays a major role in the following:
Therefore, it is plain to see that too little or too much cortisol can be detrimental to the body and the brain. Is there anything that can help?
A study was conducted by Dr. Dickholtzz, Sr., an upper cervical chiropractor, and his assistants – a psychiatrist and a general practitioner – to see how a misalignment in the neck impacts cortisol production and, in turn, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. After an initial adjustment, the patients were evaluated 6 months later. Here are the results:
These results clearly show the importance of proper spinal alignment to overall health and in coping with such conditions as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Seeking our care, here at Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care, is a great place to start.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.