What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia

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What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia

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Week-2-Post-3 Whether you’re experiencing a deep, aching pain, or you’re feeling tired all the time, or you don’t feel mentally sharp because there is a feeling that leaves you foggy without the ability to focus, fibromyalgia is a disorder that can impact people and cause issues for months on end. It’s a disorder that causes muscle pain throughout the body and impacts millions of people every day. Horizon Rehab believes it’s important that people understand as much as they can about this disorder, and the treatment options available to them through our physical therapy services. What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia can cause a wide variety of issues for patients, but pain is the most commonly reported symptom of the disorder. Patients with fibromyalgia experience pain throughout their body, which can be brought on by physical trauma, surgery or from another form of injury. This pain often occurs as an aching feeling that never seems to go away. This pain can lead to mobility issues, fatigue and a diminished ability to focus on daily tasks. How is Fibromyalgia Treated? There are a variety of treatment options for fibromyalgia, including physical therapy, prescription medication, over-the-counter medication and lifestyle changes. A variety of physical therapy programs can reduce pain to allow individuals to get back to living the lifestyle their accustomed to. Customized programs can not only alleviate pain, but improve physical strength and reduce fatigue. Other treatment options include manual therapy and electrotherapy. With the proper care and attention, a person can make Fibromyalgia just another part of their life, and not the main focus. At NARA, we’re dedicated to helping physical therapy and rehabilitation providers assist their patients as they tackle disorders like Fibromyalgia head on. Contact us to see how we can lend a hand.