Objective: To report both subjective and objective improvement in fibromyalgia patients given a specific chiropractic adjustment and nutrition protocol.
Clinical Features: Eight patients, all female, were treated using the protocol and evaluated by general health symptom survey, Rand 36 Study and pressure algometer for pain threshold, pain tolerance and pain at 9 pounds of pressure. This ireports1 of those 8 patients.
Intervention and Outcomes: Chiropractic care, using C1 and cranial adjustments, along with a nutritional protocol, were used. The patient was monitored for 6 months with initial treatments at 3 per week with decreasing frequency down to twice a month. The patient had positive outcomes, including decreased pain, decreased fatigue, increased quality of sleep and increased overall health.
Conclusion: Chiropractic care and nutritional supplementation provided significant subjective and objective improvement for a patient with fibromyalgia. Chiropractic care should be considered as an alternative to pharmaceutical intervention for patients with fibromyalgia.
Author keywords: Chiropractic; Fibromyalgia
Author affiliation: Private Practice of Chiropractic, Gainesville, Florida
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