If you are afflicted by fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. John Phelts sees many patients with this particular condition in our New York chiropractic practice. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States 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 assessed 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 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 individuals who received chiropractic adjustments in addition to the multi-disciplinary treatment 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. Furthermore, those positive benefits were long-lasting as the subjects reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can substantially 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. John Phelts can do for your fibromyalgia, call our New York chiropractic office today.