Freedom from Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a painful disease that manifests itself in widespread pain and hypersensitivity to non-painful stimuli. It also affects the person's sleep pattern, leaving them feeling tired in the mornings. Despite these disabling effects, fibromyalgia does not cause deformity or damage to internal organs. However, it is often associated with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which can affect certain organs.
Physiotherapy can help eliminate the anxiety that accompanies this illness by educating the patient on the disease and informing him/her of treatments available and expected results. Armed with this information, the person's stress level is decreased, which is one step toward healing. He/she is more likely to look forward to therapy sessions, knowing that his suffering will soon come to an end.
The therapy program will involve an exercise program. Exercise gets rid of pain and stiffness, although in the early stages there may be an increase in aching as the body adjusts to the new regimen. You may need to take some form of medication initially until the pain eases. However, if the routine is followed, you will eventually find relief.
Exercise also helps get rid of stress, a key factor in fibromyalgia. It raises serotonin levels which not only makes the person feel better, but gives a boost for performing exercise. Physiotherapists also train their patients in biofeedback which helps them monitor and control their pain. Imagery is another means to helping the person tune out the pain by focusing on pleasant images.
Yoga stretches, which form part of some therapy programs, help to reduce stiffness and get rid of pain. The relaxation it provides also leads to improved sleep, something all fibromyalgia sufferers crave. With improved sleep comes increased energy and a feeling of well being.
You don't have to live with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia. If there are no accompanying disorders, you can find freedom from this disabling condition and regain optimum health.
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