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Fibromyalgia relief from chiropractic

While a cure does not currently exist for fibromyalgia, "chiropractic care can help ease the symptoms of the condition," Dr. Lyle Erickson of Chiropractic Sport and Spinal Rehab said in a press release.

While a cure does not currently exist for fibromyalgia, "chiropractic care can help ease the symptoms of the condition," Dr. Lyle Erickson of Chiropractic Sport and Spinal Rehab said in a press release.

A study was conducted to determine whether treatments combining ischemic compression and spinal manipulation could effectively reduce the intensity of pain, sleep disturbance, and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. After 30 treatments, the average improvements by study participants were 77.2 percent for pain intensity, 63.5 percent for sleep quality, and 74.8 percent for fatigue level. These improvements were maintained even one month later. The findings suggest that chiropractic can play a beneficial role in the management of fibromyalgia, according to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics).

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.

Erickson, Dr. Eric Levesque and Dr. Grant Coauette of Chiropractic Sport and Spinal Rehab are all trained in fibromyalgia and are able to treat patients with the proper techniques including deep myofascial release therapy.

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