If you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Harrison sees many patients with this particular issue in our Decatur chiropractic clinic. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the USA have fibromyalgia issues. Thankfully, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
In a study published in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were evaluated based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms and anxiety they felt. Then they were split into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal treatment program for three months and the second group receiving the same approach plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck area) for the same length of time.
The subjects who received chiropractic care in addition to the multi-modal therapy program reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study participants who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic adjustments. Furthermore, those positive outcomes were long-lasting as the individuals reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia pain can greatly diminish your quality of life, both mentally and physically. If you're struggling with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.
You don't have to suffer! To see what Dr. Harrison can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Decatur chiropractic office today.