Fibromyalgia relief is difficult to get as most doctors have a tough time even diagnosing the condition. Many doctors rule out every other possible disease and diagnose fibromyalgia by a process of elimination. Then if you have 11 of 18
spots containing trigger points they might classify you has having fibromyalgia. Other times the medical profession will say fibromyalgia isn’t a real condition and it’s all in the patient’s head.
Fibromyalgia is a very real condition! Our Freehold chiropractor wrote another article you can read clicking here: Fibromyalgia Sufferers Receive Hope
A new study: The Addition of Upper Cervical Manipulative Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Fibromyalgia shows chiropractic is very effective in providing fibromyalgia relief. 120 people suffering with fibromyalgia and having dysfunction in the upper cervical region were split into a treatment and control group. Everybody participated in an education group about fibromyalgia and relief options, cognitive therapy and exercise programs over a 12 week period.
Half of the individuals in the study also received upper cervical adjustments. These adjustments to the C1/C2 portion of the spine are very specific, high velocity, low amplitude thrusts. The first 4 weeks, treatment was 3 times per week, which was then reduced to once a week for the remainder of the study.
Participants of the study completed various questionnaires at the start of the program, at the completion of the study and a year after the study was finished. They answered questions on the effects of chiropractic on providing fibromyalgia relief and quality of life including ability to perform physical functions, days missed from work, sleep disturbances, pain levels, fatigue, depression and anxiety.
Those who received the chiropractic upper cervical adjustments improved more than the group who didn’t get adjusted. The adjustment group had greater than 15% improvement in their questionnaire scores. The study concluded that adding chiropractic provides more benefits in fibromyalgia relief.
Unlike medical treatments which just try to mask symptoms, chiropractic addresses the cause of the problem!
If you suffer with generalized pain with increased sensitivity throughout your body along with fatigue, stiffness, bad sleep patterns, memory and cognitive difficulties that are reducing your quality of life, give us a call! Our Chiropractor in Freehold, NJ has been helping provide fibromyalgia relief for patients the last 17 years. Utilizing a combination of chiropractic, therapeutic stretching and exercises, nutritional cleansing programs and stress reduction therapy we are able to get results with fibromyalgia relief to help you enjoy life again.