If you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Ernst sees many people with this particular syndrome in our Arlington chiropractic practice. Actually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly 2% of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia discomfort. Thankfully, chiropractic adjustments is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
In a study published in mid-2015, 215 adults with fibromyalgia were evaluated based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression and anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal treatment plan for three months and the second group receiving the same approach plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.
The subjects who received chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with 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 treatment. In addition, those positive outcomes were long-lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia pain 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 learn what Dr. Ernst can do for your fibromyalgia problems, call our Arlington chiropractic office today.