Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is a disease where you hurt all over the body. It is really a collection of problems, including FM pain, problems sleeping, chronic fatigue syndrome, problems like irritable bowel syndrome and difficulty concentrating. It used to be diagnosed using FM trigger points in the body defined by the American College of Rheumatology. In 2010, they developed a new FM diagnosis which includes where the pain is and what type of problems you have. Fibromyalgia symptoms are more common in women.
There are medications which have been approved for fibromyalgia treatment. To be approved, these medications have to go through FM clinical trials. The medications include Lyrica, Cymbalta and Sevilla. These medications do help control FM disability and provide pain management, but there is no single FM cure.
Fibromyalgia and exercise is very important. Low impact activities, with stretching and strengthening help provide FM relief. Staying active is important. FM practitioners recommend attending FM support groups.
There are many other fibromyalgia remedies, like FM diets and various FM natural treatments. While these have not been tested as much as some of the other treatments, many who suffer from FM low back and neck pain have found them useful.
With treatment, fibromyalgia’s prognosis is hopeful. FM and fatigue centers, like Endurance on 8th Health Centre, can help with FM pain relief. A patient may receive all or a combination of the following treatments:
- Physiotherapy – including Pilates
- Exercise Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Traditional Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture
- Naturopathic Medicine