According to most researchers, “chiropractic medicine is an alternative form of treatment that uses spinal manipulation and realignment to relieve pain, improve function, and promote natural healing.” Spinal manipulation, along with other chiropractic methods, are not exactly permanent fixes for fibromyalgia. As a temporary treatment, chiropractic manipulation is still extremely subjective method. Researches have not exactly discovered a link between fibromyalgia and chiropractic spinal manipulation. Currently, more research about fibromyalgia and spinal alignment is necessary before a conclusion can be drawn.
In fact, “chiropractic has been studied in many chronic pain conditions. Most studies suggest it may be effective for relief of back, neck, or headache pain.” The pain from the back, neck and head are symptoms of fibromyalgia, therefore, spinal manipulation would temporarily ease the pain of a fibromyalgia patient. Since fibromyalgia radiates pain to nearly all of the parts of the body, any form of relief would be appreciated by the victims of fibromyalgia.