If you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Scharf sees many patients with this particular syndrome in our Parkland chiropractic clinic. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly two percent of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic 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 or anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy 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 individuals who received chiropractic adjustments in conjunction with the multi-modal treatment approach reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at 12 weeks post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic. Furthermore, those positive benefits were lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can significantly decrease 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. Scharf can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Parkland chiropractic office today.