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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After being off opiates for fibromyalgia pain for almost 18 months I have chosen to go back on them. Is a pain patch a good treatment for my pain?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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