Sunday, April 4, 2010

Fibromyalgia Treatment

I have learned to keep an open mind concerning fibromyalgia treatment. In the beginning I thought all the alternative therapies were silly. At some point I was willing to try anything though.

Imagine my surprise when some of those therapies worked. At some point even just taking the edge off the pain was enough.

Experts on pain agree that Physical Therapy is a Fibromyalgia Treatment that deserves close examination. Physical Therapy helps with muscle tone and flexibility. Physical therapy has been helpful when I have been in pain, especially during the winter months.

Other fibromyalgia treatments to consider are water therapy, light aerobics, applying heat or cold, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulation either by hand or machine.

I have had good results with a chiropractor using a machine to apply the manipulation and have had relief from pain.

Some people have also found some relief with massage. Of course you need to tell the masseuse that you have fibromyalgia so you can ease into this and other treatments.

Friends have shared with me their success in using massage chairs when having problems with pain. Since you can buy a system to put on your own chair or a chair that has massage in it I suppose it is cheaper as well.

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