A Treatment To Carry You Through The Years
What is fibromyalgia and how does one find relief from it? If we were to try and summarize a definition for fibromyalgia, we would have to say that fibromyalgia is chronic condition that sets off widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness that has lasted for at least a period of 3 months. Fibromyalgia is characterized by one thing – pain. More than twelve million people have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and each of them are forced to live with widespread musculoskeletal pain which often goes hand in hand with extreme moments of fatigue, memory difficulties and fluctuating mood swings and behaviors. It would be safe to say that with twelve million sufferers fibromyalgia is a common syndrome.
If fibromyalgia is as common as the medical world believes why is there not a cure and why are those who have been diagnosed so limited by their condition? Medical professionals do not seem to agree on the specifics of this condition or how to effectively treat the pain that surrounds it. Confusion regarding fibromyalgia has come in recent years due to the conflicting opinions of some health care providers and the opinion of the National Institutes Of Health and belief of the American College Of Rheumatology. Fibromyalgia has been categorized or recognized as a condition or disorder that can be diagnosed through the National Institute Of Health, and the American College of Rheumatology. The National Institute Of Health as well as the American College Of Rheumatology believe that fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder and is caused by a neurobiological abnormity which than produces a physiological and cognitive deficiency whereas most health care providers do not believe that fibromyalgia is a disease.
The argument for the health care providers is that In order for a condition to be recognized as a disease there has to be a set or list of abnormities upon being physically examined and through objective diagnostic testing.
Dealing With The Confusion
For someone who is not a medical professional confusion could easily set in and make a mess out of one’s fibromyalgia diagnosis. In order to eliminate confusion regarding the treating of fibromyalgia the individual diagnosed must know what his or her treatment options are and what possible effect each method could have. There are two treatment options for the pain and symptoms of fibromyalgia one being the use of prescription medications and the other the use of natural and or holistic methods such as:
Acupuncture as a therapy originated as traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patents of energy that flow through the body are and essential to total body health. Acupuncture uses stimulation of specific acu-points on the skin by inserting needles that range in length from 1 cm to 10 cm. A typical treatment involves the use of 5 to 15 needles and the generally the acu-points vary during each treatment session.
The two main symptoms that are presented by the condition of Fibromyalgia are fatigue and pain. Massage therapy can aid in lessening both of these symptoms by helping the Fibromyalgia suffer to be able to experience less pain, obtain more sleep, and also to help relax some of the tightened and stiff muscles that can contribute to much of the pain. Research has proven that the use of massage therapy as a form of Fibromyalgia treatment can help Fibromyalgia sufferers experience deeper levels of sleep and lessen levels of pain and fatigue. The way that massage therapy accomplishes this is by using the different forms of massage to help oxygenate the body as a whole which can decrease the severity of symptoms that a Fibromyalgia sufferer will experience. Massage therapy can help Fibromyalgia sufferers find relief from their symptoms specifically by:
~Reducing Swelling, Pain, and Stiffness in the Joints & Muscles
~Decreasing Anxiety & Stress
~Increasing Blood Circulation
~Increasing the Range of Motion
Chiropractic care regularly falls within the category of alternative treatment; however it is becoming much more accepted by both the mainstream medical community as well as an acceptable form of Fibromyalgia treatment. The main determination behind the concept of chiropractic care is to aid in lessening symptoms of pain and other issues by correcting any imbalances in the skeletal configuration. The forms of adjustment of the skeletal structure are made through techniques such as stretches, adjustments, as well as manipulations where the imbalance can be restored and results in lessening of symptoms.
Chiropractic care as used for Fibromyalgia treatment has become increasingly more popular because of the ability for chiropractic care to benefit the Fibromyalgia sufferer and offer pain and stress relief that is so often related to Fibromyalgia. Many Fibromyalgia sufferers suffer from ongoing backaches, foot pain, or leg cramps, and chiropractic care can aid in lessening those symptoms.