Chiropractic Methods Concluded to Be Effective for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis in Parkland

If you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Scharf sees many patients with this particular syndrome in our Parkland chiropractic practice. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly 2% of all adults in the USA have fibromyalgia issues. Luckily, chiropractic therapy is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Shows Chiropractic Care Eases Fibromyalgia Pain

In a study released in mid-2015, 215 people 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 split into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal treatment program for three months and the second group receiving the same program plus 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-modal therapy 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 therapy without chiropractic adjustments. Additionally, those positive results were lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia discomfort can significantly reduce 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 find out what Dr. Scharf can do for your fibromyalgia problems, call our Parkland chiropractic office today.


  • Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from 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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