Fibromyalgia pain management has evolved over time. There had been many research and new studies about what causes fibromyalgia, but no research understands a clear cause of FM.
As to ‘what is fibromyalgia,’ it is characterized by widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue and depression. Most often, it is misunderstood as lupus.
There are different holistic fibromyalgia pain management options to give people with FM a better quality of life.
There aren’t any cures for FM yet, the only option is to work with a pain specialist that can help you find a fibromyalgia treatment that focuses on reducing and improving your symptoms. These treatments could help with:
- Energy levels
- Cognitive issues, such as fibro fog
- Emotional issues
- TMJ pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Restless leg syndrome
If you do not seek advice and start treatment as soon as possible, symptoms are more likely to worsen. When you seek treatment, it may be more difficult to get your symptoms under control especially if you are in acute pain.
During treatment, it’s important to incorporate lifestyle, alternative, and nutraceutical fibromyalgia treatments into your holistic fibromyalgia pain management plan.
These are available in some areas of the U.S. Float tanks are an alternative treatment for chronic pain that relieve stress, promote relaxation, and help with both the quality and quantity of sleep. Getting more quality sleep is essential to fibromyalgia patients who experience sleep disorders due to pain.
Fibromyalgia patients who practice mindfulness meditation for as few as 20 minutes a day and at least three times per week experience a dramatic reduction in both pain intensity and the emotional aspect of pain.
Spinal manipulation done manually or with the help of instruments can help align the spine and relieve pressure on sensitive areas that can cause or trigger fibromyalgia pain.
The most important part of managing fibromyalgia pain is working with a qualified pain specialist. They can help you get a correct diagnosis and suggest options for pain management.
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