If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Dr. Covington sees many people with this particular syndrome in our Yakima chiropractic practice. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 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 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 program for three months and the second group receiving the same approach with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.
The subjects who received chiropractic adjustments in addition to the multi-modal therapy program reported greater results 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. Furthermore, those positive outcomes were long-lasting as the people reported continued improvement one full year later.
Fibromyalgia can greatly reduce your quality of life, both psychologically 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. Covington can do for your fibromyalgia pain, call our Yakima chiropractic office today.