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Fibromyalgia patient finally relieved of pain

Fibromyalgia patient finally relieved of pain

Published at 3:18pm 24th April 2018. (Updated at 3:19pm 24th April 2018)

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Local Fibromyalgia patient has huge success after beginning treatment at Harrogate and Ilkley based chiropractic clinic.

Having lived with the condition for over 10 years, Joanne was reguarly using crutches, taking 36 tablets a day and living with a huge amount of pain everyday. 

After recommendation from a friend, she begun chiropractic treatment with Dr Jason O'Connor, part of the O'Connor Chiropractic team, and has since had incredible results. 

She now doesn't rely on her crutch, is down to 23 tablets a day. 

"It's brought the old me back, just a little bit at a time, but it's doing it... the experience was straight away, as soon as he [Dr. Jason O'Connor] did the first adjustment, it was like a release, like somebody had turned off the pain and I'd never felt that before."  O'Connor Chiropractic patient, Joanne.

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a long term condition that causes pain all over the body, fatigue, difficulty with sleeping and headaches amongst other  symptoms.

The cause is not known, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain that changes the way the central nervous system processes pain messages around the body.

It typically affects 7 times as many women as men, and generally develops between the ages of 30 and 50.

It’s estimated that around 1 in 20 people are affected by fibromyalgia to some degree.

How can you start chiropractic care?

From physical injuries to improving fertility,  from minimising stress to helping people with complex health problems, from severe back issues, to getting better sleep and improving your immune system, chiropractic care can help a huge range of people. 

If you'd like to find out more about how chiropractic care could help you, get in touch with either the Ilkley or Harrogate O'Connor Chiropractic clinic and organise your free phone consultation.

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's health and wellbeing show, Megan Thompson the practice manager at O'Connor Chiropractic and patient Joanne spoke about the story. 

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