Why Should You Choose Fibromyalgia Coaching?
Do you want results like these?
- 31% less severe pain
- 44% less impact of pain on your life
- 86% fewer health care visits
This pilot study followed fibromyalgia patients who added coaching to their current fibromyalgia treatment plan. These patients were taking no medications, aside from the three approved by the FDA for fibromyalgia (Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella).
After one year of coaching, the severity of their pain decreased by 31%.
More importantly, their pain interfered with their lives almost half as much. (44% reduction in pain interference)
They had a dramatic reduction in doctor appointments. (11 vs. 1.5 provider visits per year, a 86% reduction in health care utilization)
This reduction was estimated to save patients $855 per year. (9.5 fewer appointments at an average of $90 per appointment)
Working with a coach reduced the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) scores for study participants by 35%. The three FDA-approved fibromyalgia medications were less effective, even when used together. (Lyrica 17.2%, Cymbalta 20.4%, Savella 32.8%, Lyrica + Cymbalta 34.1%) Even acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) only brought about a 27.4% improvement.
For more studies and statistics, download a copy of our Founder’s book, Take Back Your Life: Find Hope and Freedom from Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Pain. In her chapter titled, “Would Working with a Coach Be Helpful?”, Tami outlines the results you can expect from working with a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach or Advisor. Get your complimentary copy here.
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Hackshaw, Kevin V., et al. “A pilot study of health and wellness coaching for fibromyalgia.” BMC musculoskeletal disorders 17.1 (2016): 457.
Okea, Remigius. “Milnacipran (Savella) for Fibromyalgia.” American Family Physician 82.8 (2010): 901-904.