Fibromyalgia is not a disease, but rather a cluster of symptoms with no known cure. Physical therapy offers a solution for those suffering from fibromyalgia pain that can reduce or eliminate your need for medication. At Continuum Wellness, our specialists can work with you, prescribing an exercise program that will improve blood flow, reduce stress, and increase cardiovascular fitness. Together you will retrain your body to send accurate signals without triggering widespread pain. This will allow you to focus on increasing muscle strength and range of motion, both of which become limited due to chronic pain.
How physical therapy can help your fibromyalgia pain
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when pain has lasted for three months or more in multiple areas of the body. As many as 4 million Americans 18 and older, mostly women, are affected by this syndrome. It is a chronic pain that affects each person differently. It can also create fatigue, affect mood and produce memory problems. Chronic pain and additional symptoms of fibromyalgia have a direct impact on daily activities.
Physical therapy can help you manage and relieve the pain as well as prevent flare-ups of these symptoms. The fatigue and pain can make exercise difficult, but regular physical activity has been linked to a reduction of fibromyalgia pain. Our specialists can help guide you in an exercise program that meets your individual needs and capabilities. Relaxation exercises and manual therapy can also help bring relief. Following your initial evaluation, a fibromyalgia-specific treatment program designed to target your specific needs will be created.
Work with the compassionate team at Continuum Wellness
Our specialists want to help relieve your fibromyalgia pain. Combining treatments such as cardiovascular training and targeted exercise, they can help you find relief from your worst symptoms.
Contact us to set up a one-on-one consultation and full evaluation of your symptoms. Let’s work together to get you on the road to recovery.