If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Harrell sees many people with this particular problem in our Tumwater chiropractic practice. Actually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly two percent of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
In a study released in mid-2015, 215 adults with fibromyalgia were evaluated based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression or anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy plan for three months and the second group receiving the same program plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.
The subjects who received chiropractic care in addition to the multi-modal treatment approach reported greater benefits in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study participants who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic care. In addition, those positive benefits were lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can greatly 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 see what Dr. Harrell can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Tumwater chiropractic office today.