In 2015, a case study was published in a chiropractic journal that described of a 32-year-old female with fibromyalgia who saw complete resolution of her symptoms after 4 months of chiropractic care. Thorough examination and x-rays revealed a complete loss of cervical curve (0º out of 45º) and a misalignment of her Atlas vertebra.
After 4 months, she reported 100% improvement in symptoms including a full return to health and vitality.
A 90-day follow-up examination reported that her atlas had been restored to the proper angle and her cervical curve had increased from 0º to 20º!
Atlas subluxation causes distorted activity of the brain's neurons, which can cause widespread activation of the brainstem and cerebral cortex. This is a commonly accepted theory of Fibromyalgia. By relieving mechanical pressure and improving an atlas subluxation with a specific chiropractic adjustment, one can improve the state of well-being in fibromyalgia patients. The chiropractic adjustment reduces neurological irritation, improving dysfunction of the brain's processing pathways!
Tedder, A.,Tedder, N., and S. Gorshack. "Resolution of Chronic Fibromyalgia and Improved Spinal Curves Following Correction of an Atlas Subluxation: A Case Report & Selective Review of the Literature." Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research 2015.3 (2015): 24-29. Web.