Chiropractic Offers Long Term Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

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If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Kaden sees many people with this particular problem in our Redondo Beach 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 care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

In a paper 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 and anxiety they felt. Then they were split 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 care (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

The subjects who received chiropractic care combined with the multi-disciplinary therapy program reported greater benefits in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study patients who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic. In addition, those positive results were long-lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia can greatly reduce your quality of life, both mentally and physically. If you’re suffering from fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don’t have to suffer! To find out what Dr. Kaden can do for your fibromyalgia, call our Redondo Beach chiropractic office today.

Research

  • 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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