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What is the first-line therapy for fibromyalgia?

What is the first-line therapy for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: The primary treatment for treating fibromyalgia is go to a knowledgeable doctor who can assess all the underlying causes of this disorder and repair these problems. There is no simple solution and never will be. Fibromyalgia is a constellation of underlying disorders that leads to this pain syndrome. ...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 massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Not the way you mean: Fibromyalgia is a brain problem, not a joint, muscle, tendon or bursa problem. Massage doesn't "help" fibromyalgia the way it may help muscular soreness after vigorous exertion. The pleasurable sensation merely acts as a counter-sensation to fibromyalgia & is only temporary. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no "cure," only symptomatic treatment at the neurochemical level, ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...Read more

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I am suffering from fibromyalgia. Can stem cell therapy cure?

I am suffering from fibromyalgia. Can stem cell therapy cure?

No: It cannot cure Fibromyalgia. Maybe in the future there will be more of a breakthrough at this time it helps with specific musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative joint disease. It is being researched for heart conditions and possibly brain and spinal cord injures but not being used in the US for that yet. ...Read more

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Is bowen therapy effective for fibromyalgia?

Possibly: Seems like everybody is looking for the "magic bullet" to treat fibromyalgia; if this "bowen" therapy works for you then so be it...But to date there have been no studies that I am aware of to demonstrate this. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy for reversing my fibromyalgia symptoms?

What is the best therapy for reversing my fibromyalgia symptoms?

Multimodal: #fibromyalgia has multivariant causes. Therefore treatment needs to be multimodal. Reconstruction of muscle tone, reduction of obesity, ; greater amounts of restorative sleep essential. Aquatherapy is efficacious as exercise. Study the stories of those who have healed: s. Ingebretson, v. Lumley, anthony lewis, etc. (books on amazon). Stay away from support groups, seemingly replete with "trolls". ...Read more

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Is Gerson therapy effective for patients with fibromyalgia?

Is Gerson therapy effective for patients with fibromyalgia?

By itself?: The best thing about gerson therapy is its emphasis on excellent nutrition, very clean & anti-inflammatory. It's also a difficult therapy to keep up with, without help with all the juicing requirements. This treatment approach was developed specifically for various cancers. Fibromyalgia is not one of the conditions listed on the http://gerson.Org web site, so it's difficult to say yes or no. ...Read more

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How does low frequency sound therapy help relieve fibromyalgia?

? anxiety reduction: There is no study to answer the question-does low frequency sound help fibro. However, low frequencies seem to produce a relaxing and calming response. Anything which can induce this state (such as meditation) will help most chronically painful conditions as pain tends to make us tense. ...Read more

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How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

Unusual: Neural therapy with procaine injections into areas of scar, or oral structures, is a rare treatment, occasionally helpful after surgery. Fibromyalgia is rare in someone your age. It should be treated with exercise prescription, management of sleep and depression and bowel complaints, and prohibition of smoking. If your are otherwise healthy, but suffering widespread muscle pain, seek testing. ...Read more

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