Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Shown as Effective for Treating Fibromyalgia Discomfort in Anchorage

If you are struggling with fibromyalgia, you are not alone, as Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC sees many people with this particular problem in our Anchorage chiropractic clinic. Actually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that roughly two percent of all adults in the USA have fibromyalgia discomfort. Fortunately, chiropractic therapy is one treatment option that can provide positive results.

Research Supports Chiropractic Adjustments Helps Fibromyalgia Issues

In a medical study released in mid-2015, 215 women and men with fibromyalgia were assessed based on factors ranging from pain to quality of sleep to the levels of depression or anxiety they felt. Then they were divided into two groups with one group receiving a multi-modal therapy plan for three months and the second group receiving the same program with the addition of chiropractic adjustments (specifically, to the upper neck tissues) for the same length of time.

The subjects who received chiropractic therapy in addition to the multi-disciplinary therapy approach reported greater benefits in all areas (pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety) at three months post-treatment when compared to the study people who received multi-modal therapy without chiropractic treatment. Additionally, those positive benefits were long-lasting as the subjects reported continued improvement one full year later.

Fibromyalgia pain can substantially decrease your quality of life, both mentally and physically. If you're struggling with fibromyalgia, we might be able to help.

You don't have to suffer! To see what Mulholland Chiropractic Center, LLC can do for your fibromyalgia problems, call our Anchorage chiropractic office today.


  • Fibromyalgia. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from on November 2, 2015.
  • Moustafa I & Diab A. (2015, July). The addition of upper cervical manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology International;35(7):1163-74.
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