Are you tired of the same old treatment for Fibromyalgia or being told that there is nothing that can be done. What if there was?
What if there were things you could do at home in combinations with newer treatment protocols that may give you better pain relief and improved function and activity level. There are many different treatment protocols for fibromyalgia, they are changing all the time, none are a guarantee or cure but many do allow the individual to have a better life and lifestyle then when they started. Most allow the individual to meet goals we set when we first start care. As with most treatment protocols, not all treatment works for everyone.
Fibromyalgia Treatment includes but not limited to:
along with restoring the gut, modifying the diet, stretching and exercise and other changes etc. can change your life.
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.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Widespread pain. The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least three months. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist.
- Fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even though they report sleeping for long periods of time. Sleep is often disrupted by pain, and many patients with fibromyalgia have other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.
- Cognitive difficulties. A symptom commonly referred to as “fibro fog” impairs the ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental tasks.
Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other painful conditions, such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Migraine and other types of headaches
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
The main symptom of fibromyalgia is pain and tenderness in muscles and joints throughout your body. The pain can shift from place to place, you’ll need to have experienced pain for at least three months. The pain must be in a specific number of body parts and be above a specific severity score. And, you must not have another condition (like arthritis) that could explain the pain.
Fibromyalgia also causes a number of other symptoms, such as:
- lack of energy
- trouble sleeping
- depression or anxiety
- memory problems and trouble concentrating
- muscle twitches or cramps
- numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
- itching, burning, and other skin problems