Fibromyalgia refers to widespread and persistent musculoskeletal pain. This pain can be experienced anywhere but the common areas where pain is experienced the most, or is the most severe, are the neck, lower back, and mid-back. Because this pain is a constant problem, patients most often also experience chronic fatigue, tiring easily, morning stiffness, urinary urgency, tingling and numbness, gastrointestinal symptoms, and anxiety or stress. The most common complaint from patients with fibromyalgia is sleep disturbance.
Though prescription and over-the-counter pain killers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NASIDs) can temporary relieve pain, these drugs do not treat other fibromyalgia symptoms or the underlying causes of fibromyalgia. Some of these underlying causes include trauma or stress, irritated nerves, lack of exercise, nutritional deficiencies, and/or toxicity.
Because the causes of fibromyalgia are so diverse, Physiomed employs an interdisciplinary approach to treating patients with fibromyalgia. Physiomed offers chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture to help treat patients with fibromyalgia.