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The Chiropractic Approach

female chiro adjusting womans neckFibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread, migrating, and often debilitating pain and fatigue which prevents patients from accomplishing everyday tasks, as well as functions and activities of daily living.

  • The National Foundation for Fibromyalgia estimates that as many as twelve million Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalgia is the 2nd most common ailment affecting musculoskeletal system after osteoarthritis.
  • Women are ten times more likely than men to suffer from fibromyalgia.


Supporting Resources

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.

Blunt, K., Rajwani, M., & Guerriero, R. (1997, July/August).
The effectiveness of chiropractic Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 20(6).

There is little doubt that Fibromyalgia pain is due to an intrinsic nerve system dysfunction.
Martinez-Lavin M. Fibromyalgia is a neuropathic pain syndrome. J Rheumatology 2006; 33:827-829

The cause of Fibromyalgia must involve one or more abnormalities by which the central nervous system interprets pain signals.

Sheon, R. Soft Tissue Rheumatic Pain, 3rd edition
Fibromyalgia awareness & information

Fibromyalgia appears to result from a central nervous system derangement — the peripheral tissues and tender points are secondary phenomena.
Ediger, B. Coping With Fibromyalgia. LHR Publications (91)

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