If you suffer with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Mark Holland sees many patients with this particular syndrome in our North County St. Louis, MO chiropractic practice. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that roughly two percent of all adults in the US have fibromyalgia. Thankfully, chiropractic care is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
In a medical study published in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were evaluated 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 therapy program for three months and the second group receiving the same approach plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck area) for the same length of time.
The subjects who received chiropractic care 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 participants who received multi-modal treatment without chiropractic care. Additionally, those positive outcomes were lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can greatly decrease 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. Mark Holland can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our North County St. Louis, MO chiropractic office today.