Fibromyalgia: Chiropractic Health Care
Chiropractic is a health care system that is founded on the premise that a proper functioning nervous system is essential to overall health and overall function of the human body.
Chiropractors have never claimed that they can “cure” Fibromyalgia and other health conditions, but research studies show that Chiropractic is effective in helping patients improve Fibromyalgia conditions.
Doctors of Chiropractic detect and correct vertebral subluxations by physically adjusting the spine. This restores the nervous system to an optimum level of function, which maximizes the body’s inherent healing ability. Chiropractic adjustments restore normal nerve function; improve spinal biomechanics, range of motion, and posture — all of which are essential in improving Fibromyalgia.
“Fibromyalgia can be caused by bad posture, and any attempt to relieve symptoms without addressing the cause is useless.”
Dr. Michael Van Straten
Researchers analyzed 17 studies that compared treatments and outcomes of patients with chronic pain and, though treatments varied by practitioner, the patients clearly preferred chiropractic.
A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reported that in a group of Fibromyalgia patients, who had received Chiropractic care, the majority of them obtained some type of improvement and nearly half obtained great improvement and a study of 19 Fibromyalgia patients who received Chiropractic care showed that Chiropractic has the ability to improve cervical and lumbar range of motion, spinal flexibility, and to reduce pain levels.
“Fibromyalgia arises as referred pain from neck and back problems, and underlying spinal problems, needs correction to obtain improvement.”
Chiropractic has proven to be a safe and effective method of resolving neurological conditions such as Fibromyalgia and should be considered as a “first choice” by patients suffering with this condition.