Fibromyalgia Pain

What is Fibromyalgia?

 

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender or trigger points. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when pressure is put on them.

What are the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

 

In addition to pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:

  • Cognitive and memory problems (sometimes called “fibro fog”)

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Morning stiffness

  • Headaches

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Painful menstrual periods

  • Numbness or tingling of hands and feet

  • Restless legs syndrome

  • Temperature sensitivity

  • Sensitivity to loud noises or bright light

 

Who is mostly affected by Fibromyalgia?

 

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 5 million Americans, ages 18 and older. Most people with fibromyalgia are women (about 80 - 90 percent). However, men and children also can have the disorder. Most people are diagnosed during middle age.

 

Fibromyalgia can occur by itself, but people with certain other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other types of arthritis, may be more likely to have it. Individuals who have a close relative with fibromyalgia are more likely to develop it themselves.

Treatment

 

Fibromyalgia pain treatment with P-DTR is very effective.  P-DTR turns off the pain signals and greatly alleviates pain. Because fibromyalgia affects the central nervous system as well as the muscle tissue, I often also use lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release, as well as Tui Na.

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