There are a variety of Fibromyalgia treatments that can soothe aching bodies, release nasty pressure points and ease anxious minds. The trick of course is finding the ones that work best for you.
The best way to do this is to read, research and learn. Find out why some treatments work, how they can feel and discover their advantages and disadvantages. Then make a conscious decision about which Fibromyalgia treatments might work best for you, and your particular set of symptoms.
This section covers the most ‘common’ Fibromyalgia treatments. It’s a good place to start and might just be the resource you need to really get you thinking if your current treatment for Fibromyalgia is the best option for you.
Acupuncture has been proven to be a reliable method for treating Fibromyalgia. And a particular benefit of this therapy is the variety of symptoms it can treat. These can include, muscular pain, sciatica, back and neck pain, ringing in the ears, IBS, food allergies, Candida, chronic fatigue, lupus, headaches, stress and anxiety to name a few.
But have you ever wondered just how those needles work to heal specific ailments? Or what Chinese medicine believes to be the causes of Fibromyalgia? Or even why acupuncture might be more worthwhile for you, over massage or other Fibromyalgia treatments?
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Chiropractic For Fibromyalgia
Chiropractic care is often one of the first choices for any treatment that involves back pain. As musculoskeletal specialists Chiropractors can help to ease your Fibro symptoms and advise lifestyle changes that may help improve your condition.
However sometimes Chiropractors and get a bit of a bad wrap, and sometimes, it can actually be warranted. Find out why some Chiropractic and Fibromyalgia treatment can be so right, and why some can be oh so wrong!
Dry needling is a method used most commonly by Osteopath’s or Physiotherapists to directly target muscle knots/trigger points. Also known as intramuscular manual therapy, it works by using thin needles placed just under the skin to directly hit muscle knots, and force them to release and let go.
What’s good about dry needling is that it is usually quite a gentle way of breaking down stubborn muscle knots. It also helps to relax and prepare the body for other Fibromyalgia treatments such as massage and supported stretching.
Find out more about Dry Needling for Fibromyalgia.
Cranial Sacral Massage
Cranial Sacral Therapy is one of the gentlest treatments for Fibromyalgia. Most commonly performed by an Osteopath this supremely mild yet highly effective therapy is beneficial for anyone who is particularly hypersensitive or suffers from chronic pain.
It is a comprehensive treatment that addresses the musculoskeletal system, the nervous, cardio vascular, and immune systems, organs and connective tissues. But what makes it so remarkable is that even though it is so involved, it only requires just the lightest touch.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is another proven method to help Fibromyalgia pain. Find out how this wonderful therapy has the potential to improve your life.
Inversion Table Therapy
If there’s one thing that springs to mind about Inversion table therapy, it’s that it looks intimidating. Resembling more of a medieval torture device, than a pain relieving apparatus, just one look at its straps, buckles and 360 degree rotating table, can make you want to stay firmly seated in your chair.
Yet there are good reasons for getting up off the Chiropractic bench, and strapped in to an Inversion table. And especially in the case of Fibromyalgia. Find out if inversion table therapy might be beneficial for you.
Would you consider a Fibromyalgia treatment that consisted of massage, the release of trigger points, controlled stretching, and manipulative therapy, to be a well rounded treatment, as well as good value for money? If so, then you might find Osteopathic treatment highly beneficial.
Osteopathy is a popular choice for many suffering from sports injuries, chronic pain conditions and musculoskeletal ailments. Find out how Osteopathic Treatment for Fibromyalgia could be beneficial for you.
Traditional physical therapy, uses modalities as part of a treatment session. These include, ultrasound, hot and cold packs and TENS machines. It also uses generalised stretching, some massage and can help with low impact aerobic conditioning.
All have a certain level of effectiveness, however, most of these physical therapy treatment methods are either preventative measures they they can teach you how to do in a few sessions, or involve the use of small electronic devices.
Find out more about Fibromyalgia physical therapy.
Prolo therapy is an injection method used to treat trigger points, tender points, muscle injuries, and other musculoskeletal aches and pains.
However unlike other trigger point needle therapies, prolo therapy does more than just relax or shock muscle knots in to letting go. It also uses the body’s own self-healing method of inflammation to treat damaged connective tissue.
Find out more about Prolo Therapy, and see if this remarkable Fibromyalgia treatment is right for you.
Trigger Point Injections
Fibromyalgia trigger points are a very common and painful symptom of Fibromyalgia. Not only can they be sensitive to touch, they are also responsible for triggering pain to other areas of the body.
Often these muscle knots are extremely stubborn to deal with, and can take more than just massage to break them down. Trigger point injections offer a quick and direct method of targeting trigger points at their source, and shutting the muscle knot down.
Read on to decide if Trigger Point Injections are a viable option for you.