If you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Neil Scharf sees many patients with this particular problem in our Parkland, FL 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 released in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were assessed based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression symptoms 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 approach with the addition of 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-disciplinary therapy approach reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at 12 weeks post-treatment when compared to the study participants who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic care. Furthermore, those positive outcomes were lasting as the subjects reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can significantly decrease your quality of life, both psychologically and physically. If you're dealing with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.
You don't have to suffer! To find out what Dr. Neil Scharf can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Parkland, FL chiropractic office today.