Fibromyalgia Therapy

Unfortunately, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. Treatment is geared towards symptom relief, helping fibromyalgia sufferers to lead a normal life as free of pain and fatigue as possible. Research is delving into why fibromyalgia occurs and how people with fibromyalgia experience symptoms. It is hoped that in the near future, researchers will be able to tailor more effective treatments towards the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Types of therapy for fibromyalgia

Currently, there are three treatment modalities that have been effective in treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. No two people are alike, and no single treatment will prove effective for every fibromyalgia sufferer. Treatment is trial-and-error and may involve a combination of therapies:

Medication
There are several medications that may be used in fibromyalgia. Some target abnormal levels of brain neurotransmitters, while others may help to improve pain and sleeping patterns. Medication regimes should be prescribed by the treating physician, and adjustment may be necessary until optimal symptom relief is obtained. More information about fibromyalgia medication…
Natural Remedies
There has been an explosion of interest in natural remedies in the last few decades, as well as an increased acceptance by both the lay public and health care professionals that these remedies can provide a safe and effective alternative to medications. Natural remedies can include such diverse treatments as acupuncture, the use of natural botanicals, massage and relaxation exercises. More Information about natural remedies for fibromyalgia…
Exercise
It may seem contradictory that exercise can help to improve fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain and fatigue, but exercise can stimulate the release of natural pain killers called endorphins that can improve pain and also help to improve sleeping patterns. More Information about exercise for fibromyalgia…

Above all, treatment must be consistent with individual lifestyle and needs. The treating physician should be aware of any treatment modalities so that there is no conflict with prescribed therapies. Treatment will be most effective when the patient is compliant and feels positive about the treatment.

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Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.

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