Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is basically a medical condition that is identified with pain in the muscles as well as in the connective tissues. The condition shows a heightened as well as extremely painful reaction to pressure, called allodynia. The pain is widespread from the neck, the back, the buttocks, hips, knees, and ankles. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are not restricted only to pain. It is characterized by fatigue, a feeling of rawness of the nerves, depression, insomnia, difficulty in swallowing, and abnormalities with bowel movements and bladder function.

Fibromyalgia is very often considered a psychiatric condition due to the mental and emotional symptoms associated with the disease. It is associated with stress related conditions such as post-traumatic stress. Some studies show that fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disease. The ratio of patients with Fibromyalgia is ten women to one man. The cause for this disease is not clear, but there are some techniques that can be employed to provide pain relief for Fibromyalgia.

  • The first and most simple way to achieve pain relief for fibromyalgia is to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. This breaks up and dilutes the lactic acid build up in the body as well as flushes out all the toxins that are accumulated during the night.
  • Exercises such as walking and aerobics help the sleeplessness and lessen the pain. They enable the patient to even get over the fatigue associated with this condition.
  • Massage the body with soothing and pain relieving oils. Peppermint oil along with lavender oil when added to sesame oil is a very good combination and help in pain relief for fibromyalgia patients. The oil can be slightly warmed up to give better results and relief.
  • Oral as well as topical use of colloidal minerals is another holistic way to bring relief from the pain.
  • The patient can also use muscle relaxant drugs for severe muscle spasms.
  • Psychological and behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapies help the patient to feel better. When the patient accepts the psychological relationship to this disease, the doctor finds it easier to treat him or her. These therapies help to heal the patient of more symptoms than just the physical pain.
  • Anti-depressants are not a good solution for the patient as they do not do much good for the other symptoms that the patient experiences.
  • Maintain a healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, and juices. These help to flush out toxins from the system. The intake of garlic also is beneficial pain relief for fibromyalgia.

answered by G R

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