If you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Palmer sees many people with this particular problem in our Depew chiropractic clinic. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic 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 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 individuals who received chiropractic care in addition to the multi-disciplinary treatment program reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic. Furthermore, those positive results were long-lasting as the subjects reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can significantly reduce your quality of life, both psychologically and physically. If you're struggling with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.
You don't have to suffer! To find out what Dr. Palmer can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Depew chiropractic office today.