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Facts About Fibromyalgia That Will Impress Your Friends

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. – Defined by the Mayo Clinic

While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are certain medication and therapies that are used to help manage the pain. Such therapies which include acupuncture, chiropractic, hydro-therapies, and massage are all proven treatments to be able to help manage the pain that comes with fibromyalgia.

Every case with fibromyalgia has to be treated differently. While some people experience and associate pain at all different levels and tolerance, one persons condition may be more advanced or intensified by other medical conditions. With this in mind, while treating this condition with therapy; what works for one person may not work for another.

Here is a picture with a VISUAL depiction of what a fibro sufferer actually FEELS.

So if you do suffer from fibromyalgia and feel like nothing helps or if something actually makes it much worse, pursue other therapy options and don’t give up. Communicate well with your therapists to address your concerns. That way you can find something that will work for you. With so many therapies available to you, I always suggest to do research on all of them and select a couple to try and if that doesn’t work, move on to the next therapies.

Over the years I have seen many different degrees of this disease. And treating this is difficult but after having patients and clients try different things, we do find something that does help alleviate the pain or manage their symptoms and pain.

It’s all about the quality of life, and being in pain decreases this quality. But with certain things like Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Massage you can feel better and have a better quality of life living with less pain.

If you are leaning towards massage for this; listen to your body cause certain techniques can set off these pain sensors. There are several different modalities that are proven to help such as: Myofascial release, Acupressure, Cupping Therapy, and many more. Be sure to find a therapist that really understands this condition.

Heath Henderson, MS, NMT, LMT

References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/basics/definition/con-20019243

https://www.painscience.com/articles/does-massage-work.php

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018656/

http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/natural-therapies-and-alternative-treatments-for-fibromyalgia

Other treatment options for Fibromyalgia are dietary concerns. A Fibro Friendly diet can be very effective!

Below is a video with a little more information on Acupuncture.

https://youtu.be/wEuFmd6J3jQ

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