A central nervous system hypersensitivity causing muscle spasms especially around the joints.
A muscle disorder that causes significant pain all over the body
Affects the muscles and soft tissue
Fibromyalgia has joint pain but is NOT a form of arthritis
This pain and fatigue can interfere with a person’s ability to carry on daily activities
What causes Fibromyalgia?
Exposure To Infections or Illness
Exposure To Stressful EventsE.g Car Accidents
Chronic muscle ache and pain
Chronic fatigue incapacitating daily activities
Chronic sleep disturbances
Medications used in Fibromyalgia treatment are NOT PAIN-KILLERS.
They belong to the group of nerve stabilisers and most patients tolerate them well
Inform your doctor if you experience side effects. DO NOT STOP the medications suddenly-Injection Therapy
Myofascial injections – These anti-inflammatory injections are targeted at relaxing the muscles of the painful areas.
Platelets Rich Plasma – PRP injections are like stem cell therapies that have healing and repairing of damaged tissue benefits.
Tips to ease fibro (1) Exercise consistently 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes each time.
Choose cardio exercises that will increase the basal heart rate by 1.5 times.
• Brisk walking / Jogging
Taichi has also been proven to be helpful in fibromyalgia.
Tips to ease fibro (2)
Identify habits that will affect your sleep
Identify triggers in the external environment