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Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Cervical spine "whiplash" injury ; chronic neck pain oft seen in people with #fibromyalgia (fm). Multiple childbirths ; low back injuries (accidents ; lifting events) causal of chronic low back ; pelvic pain seem more common than neck injuries in people with fibromyalgia. Morgan freeman has come forward with report of delayed onset of fibromyalgia after a motor vehicle accident ; injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Anti-inflammatory : Along with my colleagues' ideas, following an anti-inflammatory food plan may help reduce fibromyalgia pain. This means staying away from trans-fatty acids that might be in processed or fried foods, and partially hydrogenated oils, etc. Need lots of organic fruits & veggies, whole grains (unless sensitive to them). Add more omega-3's, turmeric, & ginger; extra virgin olive oil for cooking. ...Read more

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How do I manage fibromyalgia pain?

How do I manage  fibromyalgia pain?

See below: Without medications, options include regular exercise and this is a must. Try to get into a regular schedule on a daily basis which includes trying to go to bed at the same time each night and this will help regulate and improve your sleep cycle. Insomnia is common in fribro patients and be a major source of pain. Eat and drink healthy. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What helps with fibromyalgia pain?

Muscle tone: Fibromyalgia pain arises, IMO based on my clinical research, from chronic widespread muscle spasm & attendant trigger points & tendonitis foci, which arise in great part from asymmetric body postures related to ligament injuries of major joints, most prominently a sacroiliac joint. Aquatherapy, gentle Yoga, medicinal cannabis, both internally and as a topical massaged into warm-prepared skin. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to keep fibromyalgia pain down?

Are there any good ways to keep fibromyalgia pain down?

Stay active: Trying to stay active is the best treatment. There are several medications that may help including cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia pain, are there alternatives for medicine?

Cannabis: Alternative medications for fibromyalgia might include medicinal cannabis. Several studies and my own clinical researches have shown me that medicinal cannabis is an effective and non-addictive natural analgesic in chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. Medicinal cannabis is well known, as reported in the peer reviewed medical literature, efficacious for the treatment of neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia pain, is it okay to use melatonin?

Fibromyalgia : Fibromyalgia patients can take melatonin, but melatonin will not likely have any effect on the pain. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for fibromyalgia pain?

What treatments are available for fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia pain: Fibromyalgia pain treatments include savella, (milnacipran) lyrica, ; cymblta pharmaceuticals. Tramadol reputed to also ameliorate mood. Alternative methods include massage, topical cannabis extracts (olive oil eluted), ingested cold-prepared cannabis hashish concentrate (only where legal ; under doctor supervision). Hops extract (vicoprin) has been touted. Magnesium ; essential oil of lavender relax muscles. ...Read more

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Do trigger point injections help with fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Query is whether trigger point injections can ameliorate fibromyalgia pain. Trigger points are able to be detected by sensitive touch, ultrasound, chemical and blood flow changes, and oxygen deficits. Trigger points seem to be effectively reversed by massage, trigger point injections, and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

Whiplash is a term for injuries to the neck due to sudden neck movements common in motor vehicle accidents. These injuries can cause pain or, if the spinal cord is damaged, weakness ...Read more


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