Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Portland natural fibromyalgia treatmentIf you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Chiropractic Healing Hands For You sees many patients with this particular problem in our Portland chiropractic office. Actually, 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.

In a study released in mid-2015, 215 adults with fibromyalgia were assessed based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms or anxiety they felt. Then they were divided 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 care (specifically, to the upper neck area) for the same length of time.

The individuals who received chiropractic adjustments combined with the multi-disciplinary therapy approach 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. Additionally, those positive benefits were lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can substantially decrease 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 Chiropractic Healing Hands For You can do for your fibromyalgia, call our Portland chiropractic office today.

Studies

  • 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.
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    Dr. Helton, a Portland chiropractor, has been providing chiropractic health care and treatment for accident injuries for over 30 years. Dr. Helton specializes and is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of injuries from auto accidents. He has passed advanced certification training and testing by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in the evaluation, treatment, and management of injuries from whiplash and brain traumatology.