Chiropractic treatment for fibromyalgia: a systematic review

  title={Chiropractic treatment for fibromyalgia: a systematic review},
  author={E. Ernst},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Rheumatology
  • Many patients use chiropractic as a treatment of fibromyalgia, and many chiropractors seem to be convinced that it is effective for that condition. The aim of the study was to conduct a systematic review of randomised clinical trials testing the effectiveness of chiropractic care for fibromyalgia. Six electronic literature searches were conducted. No language restrictions were applied. Data extraction and validation were carried out by two independent reviewers. Three studies met the inclusion… CONTINUE READING
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