If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Mark Holland sees many people with this particular condition in our North County St. Louis, MO chiropractic clinic. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the United States have fibromyalgia. Fortunately, chiropractic is one treatment option that can provide positive results.
In a medical 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 and anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy plan for three months and the second group receiving the same program plus chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck area) for the same length of time.
The individuals who received chiropractic care in addition to the multi-disciplinary therapy program reported greater results in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study participants who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic care. Additionally, those positive results were lasting as the patients reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can greatly reduce 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. Mark Holland can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our North County St. Louis, MO chiropractic office today.