Are you struggling with fibromyalgia? Does the widespread pain worry you so much that you don’t want to move as much as you used to, let alone travel? While trips may be fun, are you worried you’ll end up holed in your hotel room, nursing your pain? Is your fibromyalgia stealing your springtime vacation to relax and spend with your loved ones?
It’s not uncommon for a fibromyalgia chiropractor in Abilene to have patients worry so much about going on trips. This can happen due to fear of flare-ups associated with fibromyalgia and its debilitating symptoms. If this is you, we hear you. We’ve put together simple travel tips to guide you on enjoying traveling again despite your fibromyalgia diagnosis. We will also share how Upper Cervical Care can help you achieve long-term fibromyalgia relief.
Traveling with fibromyalgia can be a challenge at first, but with a few simple tips, you can make your trips more enjoyable and stress-free.
We understand that telling you to relax may not be easy to follow. But remember that feeling stressed can increase your chances of having a flare-up. Having go-to relaxation techniques can help reduce your pain and ease your symptoms. If the trip is long, having a calming playlist or some breathing techniques can contribute to your relaxation.
This is one of the most important things to do when traveling. Wear loose, comfortable clothing with minor details, such as zippers and buttons that can cause skin irritation. In addition, if you’re traveling via plane, temperatures inside tend to drop by a few degrees, so ensure you are ready should you need additional layers to avoid the flare-ups.
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Lack of sleep can increase your pain sensitivity and stress level. This will not be good if you want to reduce your chances of fibromyalgia episodes. Make sure you get enough sleep before and during your trip to have enough energy to enjoy each day. Take naps in between, and if necessary, pack your own blanket or pillow to make it easier for you to get the familiar feeling of your bedroom and enjoy quality sleep.
Engaging in regular movement can help ease your fibromyalgia symptoms. This is because exercise can help improve your balance, increase muscle strength, maintain bone mass, and even reduce stress. So check out if there’s a pool, gym, or other physical activity in your hotel that you can incorporate into your schedule during your trip. You can also do some stretching or yoga in your room or take regular walks near your accommodation every morning.
While filling in your itinerary with as many activities as possible may be tempting, you must always remember to allocate rest periods in between to manage your fatigue. Think coffee breaks or sitting and watching the scenery from a park bench. Incorporate gentle stretches in between too. After all, traveling should be relaxing and rejuvenating and not exhausting.
Applying these tips may help you achieve the stress-free vacation you deserve. But finding lasting relief by addressing the root cause of your condition will help you with stress-free travels and reduce the stress fibromyalgia brings into your life.
Fibromyalgia impacts your central nervous system (CNS), and a malfunction of your CNS affects your sensory processing system. A misalignment in your upper cervical spine tends to put excessive stress and pressure on your brainstem, interfering with your CNS function.
Any physical trauma or accidents involving your neck and head, even from many years ago, can shift the proper alignment of your Upper Cervical spine, eventually contributing to the development of your symptoms linked to fibromyalgia. These misalignments do not heal on their own and must be corrected by Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctors through a series of adjustments.
Getting your Upper Cervical spine alignment checked regularly can help your overall health. In addition, if you have fibromyalgia and have been struggling to find relief, you may benefit from visiting a fibromyalgia chiropractor in Abilene.
Book your appointment with us, and we will help assess and correct any misalignments in your neck safely and gently. Once adjustments are completed, you may begin seeing a reduction of your symptoms and help relieve the pressure on the brainstem. With consistent care, your body will also begin to heal naturally.
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