FIBROMYALGIA AND THE ROLE OF CHIROPRACTIC
Over 6 Million people in the United States suffers with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia creates a devastating condition characterized by widespread pain accompanied by sleep, mood and memory issues. Women suffer the majority of these cases. Most people suffering from fibromyalgia jump from doctor to doctor looking for solutions to the pain and suffering. The majority of these patients receive drugs designed to treat the symptoms while medical research continues to study the disease and analyze data hoping to someday find a medical cure. Hope for fibromyalgia sufferers remains slim.
Research from a 2014 medical journal called Rehab Research and Practice found a direct link between the severity of fibromyalgia and the health and function of the spine. The study proposed to evaluate the effects of one session of spinal adjustment on autonomic nervous system function and pain in a group of fibromyalgia sufferers. The findings significantly support continue education about the benefits of Chiropractic.
A spinal adjustment improved the quality of life and symptoms in patients suffering from fibromyalgia. The manual adjustment effectively improved pain, sleep quality, depression, mood and other fibromyalgia-related symptoms. One treatment per week for twenty-three consecutive weeks decreased pain and positively influenced components relating to chronic illness and functional health capacity.
Anatomical research continues to prove that Chiropractic care improves health and function in areas outside the spine. This particular study shows the positive influence of a spinal adjustment on patients suffering from a condition that has no cure. The human spine, brain, and autonomic nervous system intimately connect in a powerful union able to produce optimal health better than any drugs or surgery. Chiropractic maximizes function of the nervous system by improving the health and function of the spine. Chiropractors do not treat or cure specific conditions, but remove interference to the brain and nervous system by improving the integrity and movement of the spine. A nervous system that freely communicates within the body produces health care unlike any ingested substance. Research continues to help the public understand the benefits and positive results that result when a healthy spine is maintained through regular Chiropractic care.