Researching Chiropractic: Fibromyalgia and depression, Vomiting, Daily Headaches
Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
Fibromyalgia and Depression
A 48-year-old female suffering from mid-back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and depression due to fibromyalgia sought chiropractic care as an alternative method of pain control and to improve her quality of life. Multiple drugs had failed to resolve her problems.
After performing a case history, physical examination, and chiropractic examination, it was revealed the patient had spinal subluxations in her neck (cervical spine) at C1 and C5-T1. The patient was analyzed at each visit and adjusted to reduce and remove her subluxations. After six months of care, her fibromyalgia symptoms had decreased by 75% and her MD considers it in remission. Her overall quality of life has improved. She continues with weekly chiropractic visits. (1)
Two pediatric patients experiencing vomiting
One pediatric patient presented to a private practice with complaints of suddenly “feeling sick” and vomiting. He had been very active playing various year-round sports: football, basketball, and baseball. His parents stated, “He gets hit and falls pretty hard on a regular basis while playing these sports.”
His subluxations were located and corrected (adjusted). The parents reported that the next morning when he woke up, he did not feel sick and was not vomiting.
The other pediatric patient was a seven-year-old boy complaining of random vomiting after eating (approximately once every six weeks). After two weeks of chiropractic care, there was a complete resolution of vomiting after eating. (2)
A 44-year-old, single female school teacher with daily headaches of 2-year duration. The pain was described as so disabling (6-8 out of 10) that she could not maintain daily activities without painkillers. She began to have feelings of overwhelming sadness and was diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and given a combination of drugs for depression. She had recurrent thoughts of suicide.
MDs found no cause. She tried acupuncture, traditional Chinese therapy, and alternative medications to no avail. Chiropractic analysis revealed multiple spinal subluxations. After 3 months of chiropractic care, the patient regained confidence in her health and started reducing the dose of medications. She rated her headache as 3-5/10 on the pain scale. After another 3 months of care, all of her symptoms disappeared. She was able to discontinue all medications after 6 months of chiropractic adjustments.
As of this writing, she has enjoyed being headache-free and free of depression for the past 6 years. The patient is continuing maintenance care on a monthly basis. (3)
Do you know anyone who is suffering from any of these symptoms or issues? Please share this article with them and encourage them to make an appointment with us.
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- Dunton TA, Hirshowitz N. Remission of fibromyalgia & resolution of depression in a 48-year-old female following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 16, 2020:131-134.
- Hoying M. Resolution of vomiting, improved health outcomes & structural changes following chiropractic in two pediatric patients with pseudosubluxation: a case series. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. September 8, 2020:34-40.
- Chu ECP, Ng M. Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2018 May-Jun;7(3):629-631.
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