Fibromyalgia

A study was published in Rheumatology 2002; 41: 450-453, which stated that, "Physical trauma in the preceding 6 months is significantly associated with the onset of Fibromyalgia Syndrome(FMS)." What this means is that there is a link between between the major injuries sustained and whether they develop FMS from that. In a 1997 study, it was stated that, “The risk of developing FMS was more than 10-fold higher in adults with neck injuries than in other adults.”[Am J Arthritis Rheumatol, 1997;40:446–52.] Of the traumas resulting in FMS, “Road traffic accidents” were the least common, while surgery was the most common, followed by, “injury at work." Those who develop FMS after trauma may be, “genetically predisposed.”

 In my opinion, this research validates that physical trauma to your body can result in FMS. This physical trauma can cause problems with the spine. It is highly recommended that one have his/her spine checked by a chiropractor after any physical trauma to the body.