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What are my treatment options when dealing with fibromyalgia?

What are my treatment options when dealing with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia pain is sporadic and does not always have a traceable cause. This makes it difficult to get through your daily life without the additional challenges of pain, spasms and tension from fibromyalgia. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, treatments can help you manage its symptoms so you can live a better quality of life. 

Treatment options when dealing with fibromyalgia vary from patient to patient. Some need medications to help deal with the pain. Many can benefit from physical therapy. Take a look below to discover how physical therapists treat fibromyalgia pain.

Treating fibromyalgia with physical therapy 

Physical therapists possess many skills and methods for treating pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Here are some of the common treatments physical therapists use for people with fibromyalgia: 

  • Therapeutic exercise — Therapeutic exercises are gentle exercises specifically included in your personal treatment plan for promoting strength where you need it. Stronger muscles can provide better structural support for your body, which can reduce pressure off your nerves. This might help with fibromyalgia since pressure on the nerves can cause flare-ups.
  • Stretches — Stretching can improve your flexibility and range of motion, which can help reduce the tension that develops from fibromyalgia flare-ups. More flexible muscles and soft tissue also help with reducing pressure off your nerves.
  • Manual therapy — Physical therapists use manual therapy techniques, such as joint mobilization or soft tissue mobilization, to help reduce tension and improve your range of motion. These techniques can also help break up scar tissue that might be contributing to your tension and fibromyalgia flare-ups.
  • Posture guidance — Poor posture can lead to muscle tension and increased pressure on your joints and nerves. Physical therapists can show you how to make improvements to your posture to help you reduce the frequency of fibromyalgia flare-ups.
  • Relaxation techniques — Some flare-ups of fibromyalgia pain have no traceable cause. That’s what makes treating this condition so tricky. In circumstances when you have uncontrollable flare-ups of pain, physical therapists can still help by guiding you through relaxation techniques. These relaxation techniques can help you manage your pain so you can get through flare-ups when they’re unpreventable. 

Visit Border Therapy Services to explore your fibromyalgia treatment options

Fibromyalgia pain is hard to deal with, but physical therapy can give you the tools you need to help you be better equipped to face it. Our physical therapists at Border Therapy Services are highly trained and skilled in assisting patients with fibromyalgia pain. Contact our team today for more information about fibromyalgia or to schedule an initial appointment.