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Theresa A. Dunton DC & Nicole Hirshowitz DC

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ September 16, 2020 ~ Pages 131-134



Objective: To report on the positive health outcomes and resolution of fibromyalgia and depression in a forty-eight-year-old female undergoing chiropractic care.

Clinical Features:  A forty-eight-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. 

Intervention and Outcomes:  After performing a case history, physical examination, and chiropractic examination, it was revealed the patient had subluxations at C1, and C5-T1.  The patient was analyzed at each visit and adjusted using diversified chiropractic technique along with instrument adjusting. Her fibromyalgia has gone into remission and her overall quality of life has improved.

Conclusion:  The findings in this case study suggest chiropractic adjustments to reduce vertebral subluxation may benefit patients who suffer from fibromyalgia.

Key words:  Chiropractic, diversified technique, fibromyalgia, subluxation, adjustment, spinal manipulation

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