Understanding Fibromyalgia and the Role of Upper Cervical Care

Millions of people have fibromyalgia. It's a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues. Unfortunately, there's no cure for fibromyalgia, but there are ways to manage the symptoms. Peak Chiropractic in Boise offers a unique approach to fibromyalgia management with upper cervical care. At Peak Chiropractic in Boise, we specialize in upper cervical care, a unique approach that can help manage fibromyalgia symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

Dr. Jonathan Finney
Dr. Jonathan Finney
Dr. Kyara Finney
Dr. Kyara Finney
June 14, 2024
Fibromyalgia treatment with upper cervical care in Boise

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and a host of other symptoms. It affects millions of people worldwide and can significantly impact the quality of life. Traditional treatments often focus on managing symptoms rather than addressing the underlying causes. This is where upper cervical chiropractic care in Boise comes in, offering a unique approach to potentially alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes extensive musculoskeletal pain, accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the brain and spinal cord process pain signals.

Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

  • Chronic, widespread pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cognitive difficulties, often referred to as "fibro fog"
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stiffness and tenderness
  • Depression and anxiety

Traditional Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Conventional treatments for fibromyalgia include medications, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and counseling. These treatments aim to reduce symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life. However, they often provide only partial relief and may come with side effects.

The Role of Upper Cervical Care in Boise

Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on the alignment of the top two vertebrae in the spine, known as the atlas (C1) and axis (C2). These vertebrae are crucial because they protect the brainstem, which plays a significant role in the nervous system's function.

How Upper Cervical Care Helps:

  1. Reducing Nervous System Interference: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can cause interference in the nervous system, potentially leading to various health issues, including those related to fibromyalgia.
  2. Improving Blood Flow and Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation: Proper alignment can enhance blood flow and the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, which is essential for overall brain health and function.
  3. Enhancing Sleep Quality: By reducing pain and improving nervous system function, upper cervical care can help improve sleep quality, which is often disrupted in fibromyalgia patients.
  4. Decreasing Pain and Discomfort: Many patients report a reduction in pain and discomfort following upper cervical adjustments, which can significantly enhance their quality of life.

Patient Testimonials

Several patients in Boise have experienced significant improvements in their fibromyalgia symptoms after receiving upper cervical chiropractic care. For instance, one patient reported a noticeable decrease in chronic pain and fatigue after a series of adjustments, allowing them to resume daily activities that were previously too painful.


Fibromyalgia is a complex and often debilitating condition, but upper cervical chiropractic care offers a promising approach to managing its symptoms. By focusing on the alignment of the atlas and axis vertebrae, this specialized form of chiropractic care can help reduce nervous system interference, improve overall function, and enhance the quality of life for those living with fibromyalgia in Boise.

Call to Action

If you or a loved one are struggling with fibromyalgia, consider exploring upper cervical chiropractic care at Peak Chiropractic in Boise. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve better health and well-being.

Benefits of Upper Cervical Care for Fibromyalgia

Upper cervical care offers several benefits for managing fibromyalgia. It helps improve spinal alignment, reduce pain, and enhance overall function. By addressing the root causes of fibromyalgia, chiropractic care provides a holistic approach to better health and well-being.

At Peak Chiropractic, we focus on providing comprehensive care that supports your health and helps you manage fibromyalgia effectively.

Take the First Step Towards Pain Relief

If you are struggling with fibromyalgia, consider exploring upper cervical chiropractic care as a potential solution. Contact Peak Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall health.

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May 17, 2024
I have had more energy, less pain in all areas of my body, and I've been sleeping like a baby.
I truly don't know where to begin. I had never heard of upper cervical chiropractic care prior to meeting Dr. John and Dr. Kyara. However, I had been going to a chiropractor every two weeks for the last 18 years for "pain management". Over time, my body started to expect an adjustment right at that two week mark and the pain in my back, neck, and jaw became unbearable, even a few days before my regularly scheduled adjustment. I have always trusted chiropractic care, but one twisted neck adjustment left me with a long lasting clicking in my neck and the consistency of my symptoms left me feeling defeated, especially when the vertigo kicked in. I had no energy to get through even the slightest daily activities and I became frustrated at the thought of how much time and money I have spent to only receive such temporary relief. When I walked into Peak chiropractic, I was warmly welcomed by both doctors and was given a tour of the facility, where Dr. John showed me all of the technological recourses they would use to access my spine. The doctors took the time to educate me on EVERYTHING I was to expect in my healing journey and what to do to allow my body to hold the adjustments and heal itself. To my surprise, upper cervical care doesn't involve the twisting and cracking that causes more symptoms than what I came in with. In fact, I could expect to pain free in just a few short weeks (what a relief)! How is that possible you might ask? Trust me, I didn't believe it either. I was told that the misalignment in the top two bones of my spine were likely the cause of all the symptoms I had been experiencing since I was a kid. We immediately got to work and after only one adjustment, I felt like my body was able hold its adjustment longer than it has ever before. Mind you, I am still going through my program with Peak Chiropractic, but after this last adjustment, that consistent clicking in my neck that has never been absent before, left for the very first time. Even after these very few weeks, I have had more energy, less pain in all areas of my body, and I've been sleeping like a baby. I just wanted to scream it from the rooftops! For the first time in 18 years, I am feeling hopeful. I wish everyone knew about upper cervical care, so if you are someone who experiences similar symptoms, please go see Dr. John and Dr. Kyara. I promise your life is going to change. Mine definitely has!

Seth N.

Eagle, ID

Mar 14, 2024
I haven’t had a single symptom since the adjustment!
I was working in Boise and seen an ad for Peak Chiropractic, I suffered with migraines, vertigo and severe nerve pain in my shoulders for 15+ years and thought it was something I was just going to live with. After an informative consultation then some 3-D imaging, a severe misalignment was found in my upper cervical area. Dr. Johnathon Finney made one adjustment before I had to go back home to Kentucky and it changed my life! I haven’t had a single symptom since the adjustment! AND he found a doctor near my home town that he went to school with and shared my files so I can have care when I am home and when I am in Boise for work! I cannot thank Dr. Johnathon enough for giving me my life back and think everyone needs to experience what Peak Chiropractic and their upper cervical care can do for them!

Bradley H.

Boise, ID

May 16, 2024
I was quite impressed with the technology used to assess my neck and spine.
I started my care with Peak back in mid February. I had never heard of a cervical chiropractor, until my daughter convinced me to try it. I had been dealing with shoulder/neck pain periodically, off and on, never quite getting rid of it. My last experience with a chiropractor left me injured and not feeling very confident about ever using chiropractic care again. Upon beginning my care with Peak, I began to see that this was different then anything i had ever heard of before. I was quite impressed with the technology used to assess my neck and spine. I began my adjustments, and was informed I would go through a detox with my body. Some weeks I was feeling great, and some weeks i definitely was feeling more pain. After about four weeks of regular adjustments, I probably had my worst week of pain! The following week was my best week, in fact, I didn’t even need to be adjusted. I am excited to continue my care with Dr. John and Dr. Kyara! As time moves forward, I am seeing more and more improvement. My body is beginning to recover on its own when i have been through excess stress or exertion. Before, my body was “stuck” in pain, and now it’s beginning to bounce back on its own. Dr John and Dr Kyara are both very kind, compassionate professionals. If you are on the fence about jumping in to cervical chiropractic care, take the plunge! The only thing you have to lose is your pain and discomfort!

Kim N.

Garden City, ID

Mar 10, 2024
They are so amazing and caring. Spend time to explain any questions and make sure you are super comfortable with everything.
I have been seeing Jonathan for several weeks now. I came in because of dizziness and headaches. Which I am so happy to say that I am seeing improvement on both. They are so amazing and caring. Spend time to explain any questions and make sure you are super comfortable with everything. I highly recommend everyone to go see them. I know I’m glad I am.

Bobbie Jo A.

Star, ID