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What are some treatment options for fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Tx is initially aimed to relieve discomfort & improve coping, thru physical therapy & if not effective, medications.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Tx is initially aimed to relieve discomfort & improve coping, thru physical therapy & if not effective, medications.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice

In brief: Natural ones

? of treatment options for Fibromyalgia (FM).
Besides 3 FDA meds (non-opiate pain meds) rational therapy includes yoga, reduced number childbirths, weight loss, increased muscle tone via aquatherapy, avoidance of mechanical injury, massage, walks, Vitamin D, topical & edible cannabis for pain & sleep, & mindfulness therapies to reduce stress and depression. These therapies treat FM's causalities.

In brief: Natural ones

? of treatment options for Fibromyalgia (FM).
Besides 3 FDA meds (non-opiate pain meds) rational therapy includes yoga, reduced number childbirths, weight loss, increased muscle tone via aquatherapy, avoidance of mechanical injury, massage, walks, Vitamin D, topical & edible cannabis for pain & sleep, & mindfulness therapies to reduce stress and depression. These therapies treat FM's causalities.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia treatments: Rational & effective therapies match cause. FM is global soft tissue spasticity/pain resulting from mechanical stress effected by gravity on soft tissues deconditioned from disuse & guarding; resultant from chronic illness/back & pelvis mechanical or childbirth injury/inactivity self-chosen or due to chronic illness or a primary pain condition.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Fibromyalgia is speculated to be disorder of overreactive brain pain centers. However, peripheral neural tracts can be sensitized by direct impingement occurring at local bony prominences of spine & pelvis. Dysautonomic FM disorders are plentiful & some clinicians regard local neural impingements etiologic for these dysautonomias.
Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Integrative

The best way to treat fibromyalgia is an integrative holistic approach.
Diet, supplements, medications, stress reduction, exercise are all important in treating fibromyalgia. Additional treatment options include cognitive behavior therapy, acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy.

In brief: Integrative

The best way to treat fibromyalgia is an integrative holistic approach.
Diet, supplements, medications, stress reduction, exercise are all important in treating fibromyalgia. Additional treatment options include cognitive behavior therapy, acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy.
Dr. Betty Keller
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