Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and other associated symptoms. Chiropractic care has been suggested as a potential treatment option for patients with fibromyalgia. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics investigated the effects of chiropractic treatment on fibromyalgia patients. The study found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, led to significant improvements in pain intensity, sleep quality, and overall health status in fibromyalgia patients.
Another study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine evaluated the long-term effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on fibromyalgia patients. The study followed patients over a 2-year period and found that chiropractic care, in conjunction with exercise and education, resulted in sustained improvements in pain, fatigue, sleep quality, and overall well-being. These findings further support the use of chiropractic treatment as an adjunct therapy for fibromyalgia patients.