Alibhoy N. Resolution of Fibromyalgia Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. J. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research; June 20, 2011.
The case follows a 45 year old fibromyalgia patient with additional complaints of migraines, neck, upper back and low back pain, numbness in her fingers, bilateral sciatica, right knee pain, depression and duodenal ulcer. She had a history of two major cervical traumas and 11 car accidents, and had seen 5 different chiropractors in 12 years. Her activity levels were severely limited and she frequently used a wheel chair.
Knee Chest protocol was used and the patient was seen 79 times in 17 months with 47 adjustments performed to both atlas and axis.
At resolution of care the patient did not need the use of her wheel chair and self-reported fibromyalgia and left leg sciatica, right knee pain, chronic back pain and migraines had completely resolved. Right leg sciatica improved 98%. The patient was also no longer taking any of her previous routine medications.
Case studies are an invaluable starting point for more in-depth research.