I've been diagnosed with PMR and have been on Prednisone for one year. Am now beginning to experience pain again. Could this treatment help?
As you are probably aware, the cause of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is not well understood. Every patient is different but things such as a viral infection or other environmental factors can trigger PMR. Regardless of what triggered your case, your immune system isn’t functioning properly and is actually over-reacting and attacking the soft tissues within your body. The result is pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, etc.
Your doctor prescribed Prednisone to suppress your immune system and reduce the inflammation. While it may provide some symptomatic relief it doesn’t correct the cause and in fact has potentially serious side effects.
It is important to understand that the nervous and immune systems work intimately with one another to protect the body; a connection called neuroimmunology. It is this relationship that protects us against allergies, viruses, bacteria and even more serious conditions such as autoimmune diseases (PMR) or cancer.
If you have pressure or irritation near the brain stem, your immune system could be compromised, which can either contribute to or cause your PMR. By removing the pressure and restoring the communication your immune system will function at it’s fullest potential. Upper Cervical Care has helped countless patients with PMR and other autoimmune conditions or diseases. You owe it to yourself to see if Upper Cervical Care will improve your health!
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