Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Green sees many patients with this particular syndrome in our Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic practice. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
Research Proves Chiropractic Helps Fibromyalgia
In a paper published in mid-2015, 215 adults with fibromyalgia were assessed based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression and anxiety they felt. Then they were split into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy program for three months and the second group receiving the same approach with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.
The subjects who received chiropractic adjustments combined with the multi-modal therapy approach reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at 12 weeks post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic. In addition, those positive results were long-lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can significantly decrease your quality of life, both psychologically and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.
You don't have to suffer! To find out what Dr. Green can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Estero, Bonita Springs chiropractic office today.
- Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm on November 2, 2015.
- Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.