Imagine being tired all the time with burning pain, muscle spasms and tender “trigger” points. Add to that sensitivity to pain, heat, cold, bright lights, plus bowel/bladder problems, headaches, sleeplessness and/or anxiety. These are the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, antidepressants, physical therapy, counseling and support groups have poor records in helping sufferers. However, chiropractic, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, meditation and nutritional therapy have more encouraging results.
The Chiropractic Approach to Fibromyalgia
Spinal trauma has long been associated with fibromyalgia. In one study, a neck injury increased the occurrence of fibromyalgia by ten times! That is one reason why fibromyalgia sufferers report good results with chiropractic. For example, in one study all 23 fibromyalgia sufferers (ages 11-76) showed 92-100% improvement and maintained their improvements after one year follow-up with chiropractic care. In another study of 15 women, 60% reported at least a 50% reduction in their pain, less fatigue and improved sleep quality with chiropractic.
Chiropractic for Fibromyalgia sufferers
Anyone suffering from fibromyalgia should see a chiropractor for a spinal checkup. It may make the difference between continued illness and recovery, between a life of pain and a life of ease.