If you are struggling with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Richard J. Robinson sees many people with this particular condition in our Brandon, FL chiropractic practice. As a matter of 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 care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
Research Proves Chiropractic Eases Fibromyalgia
In a medical study released in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were assessed 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 program with the addition of 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-disciplinary treatment program reported greater benefits in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at 12 weeks post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic. In addition, those positive results were long-lasting as the patients 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 see what Dr. Richard J. Robinson can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Brandon, FL 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.