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How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

Sometimes quite well: Neural therapy will not necessarily help everyone with fibromyalgia, but if someone has scar tissue creating "interference fields" it may be extremely helpful in reducing pain and improving function. Like many alternative therapies, there is little research demonstrating its effectiveness, but it is very safe and I have seen many patients have remarkable benefit from neural therapy. ...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, ...Read more


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Can neural therapy help solve my lower back pain problems?

Can neural therapy help solve my lower back pain problems?

Possibly: Neural therapy works well for soft tissue problems, especially if they are acute. However, back problems can also be due to many other factors. If a disc is involved, discosan is the best therapy. There is also the question of why you are getting back pain. Underlying infections and other causes must be determined and corrected to get long lasting relief. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for fibromyalgia ?

What is a good treatment for fibromyalgia ?

Varies widely: Treatments for fibromyalgia (FM) vary. FM is a multifactorial disorder with different mechanisms of soft tissue injuries evolving in different FM sufferers. Therefore, treatments need to be multimodal & customized to each person. Efficacious treatments include FDA appoved meds for FM, aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, topical & ingested cannabis, Vitamin D, & mindfulness therapies. ...Read more

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What do you mean by fascial distortion treatment and is it good for getting rid of pain of fibromyalgia?

What do you mean by fascial distortion treatment and is it good for getting rid of pain of fibromyalgia?

Never heard of it: Within allopathic medicine, we lean towards sleep-wake cycle maintenance, exercise, and physical therapy as the mainstays of treatment for fibromyalgia. Antidepressants such as Cymbalta also work well, as does lyrica (pregabalin). Tca's such as notriptyline are used successfully, and nsaids are indicated. Narcotics are contraindicated for fibromyalgia as there is no evidence to support its usage. ...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 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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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

I have fibromyalgia and rsds, what physical therapy techniques can I do?

Physical Therapy: The physical therapy available to you would be somewhat dependent on what you can tolerate. Myofascial release procedures are often quite helpful for fibromyalgia patients. Find a therapist experienced with both and follow what they suggest. ...Read more

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Is it possible that physical therapy can help, make worse or not affect fibromyalgia?

Is it possible that physical therapy can help,  make worse or not affect fibromyalgia?

Tai Chi,Mild Aerobic: The answer is complex. Any physical therapy done should be mild with a focus on staying active to minimize weight gain. Therefore, all of us in PMR actually do recommend therapies but tailor them to each individual. This could include restorative yoga, aqua therapy, Tai Chi or Feldenkrais. I also recommend a support group to my patients and explore cognitive behavioral therapy. Keep me updated. ...Read more

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Why can antidepressants for fibromyalgia not be the sole form of therapy?

Yes possibly: There are two new drugs for the treatment of fibromyalgia that also seem to help depression-savella and cymbalta. If these work for you, they can be the sole therapy. If not, consider adding lyrica (pregabalin). ...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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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 does low frequency sound therapy help relieve fibromyalgia?

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 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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Can physical therapy help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Can physical therapy help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

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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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...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 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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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 low dose naltrexone therapy an option for fibromyalgia pain? Do I have to stop taking opioids first?

Naltrexone: Low dose naltrexone or even naloxone is not an accepted use for chronic pain states. However, there is evidence that may support its use along with opioids. You will have to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Best treatment for fibromyalgia? Went to rheumatologist today, says he doesn't know how to treat. What kind of Dr treats fibro?

Fibromyalgia.: While there are medications currently approved for treatment of Fibromyalgia (Cymbalta, Lyrica, (pregabalin) Savella), you'd want to start with regular exercise and good nights of sleep. That was always the traditional way to treat it, and in a condition like that it's always best to keep it simple. Rheumatologists treat it, but not all of them choose to as I've discovered. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?

Exercise and meds: The best way to manage fibro is with mild daily aerobic exercise. However if you need further help, there are some new medications approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Since they require a prescription, you will have to see your doctor to get them. ...Read more

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