Those suffering from muscle spasm, trigger points, neuromuscular pain and problems, fibromyalgia and similar symptoms are seeing chiropractors in record numbers because they are getting results. For example, in one study five men and 18 women, aged 11 to 76 with chronic fatigue syndrome, trigger point pain and fibromyalgia, who had been suffering from 2 to 35 year, began chiropractic care. After a series of spinal adjustments, every patient was able to resume normal activities including full time work and maintained their improvements one year later at follow-up. The authors of the study write: "Improvement in symptoms of 92-100% was achieved in both these syndromes….
In another study, 45.9% of those with trigger points, muscle pain and fibromyalgia experienced moderate to great improvement under chiropractic care while antidepressant medication benefited 36.3% and exercise helped 31.8%. In another study, 60% of patients had at least a 50% reduction in pain symptoms with chiropractic. Similar results were found with those suffering from fibromyalgia and neck pain with tender/trigger points, numbness and tingling.