Is there a safe, effective way to treat fibromyalgia pain without medication?
For many people suffering with chronic pain, their never-ending quest for symptom relief is as relentlessly present as the prescription drugs piled up in their medicine cabinet. In fact, do you know that fibromyalgia affects up to 5 per cent of the population and more than twice as many women than men? It can have a devastating impact upon the lives of patients, as well as their families.
First thought to be a musculoskeletal disorder, fibromyalgia now seems to be a disorder of the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord. Research suggests that fibromyalgia worsens the sensations of pain by interfering with the activity of brain chemicals which are responsible for processing pain signals.
Fibromyalgia is characterised by numerous symptoms, which means no one treatment will relieve all issues. So, treatments that work for some people won't necessarily work for others.
As a result, patients may need to try a variety of treatments to find the combination that best works. Rheumatologists, specialists in conditions that affect muscles and joints, suggest this will normally be a combination of medication and lifestyle changes.
Always searching for ways of alleviating their pain, many fibromyalgia patients find using prescription medication either ineffective or intolerable. For example, for some patients, painkillers can be addictive and their benefits reduce over time, while other side effects can include diarrhea and fatigue. Natural therapies aim to help sufferers make the best use of non-medicated treatments to help ease their symptoms of fibromyalgia without the unpleasant side-effects sometimes caused by drugs.
Soothing warmth created with far infrared therapy and gentle compression garments can safely help improve outcomes in fibromyalgia, including not only pain relief, but also enhanced physical function and overall quality of life.
Studies have found that aerobic exercises specially suited to your condition may improve your quality of life and relieve pain. Further, fibromyalgia sufferers who regularly performed strengthening exercises reported feeling less tired, were able to function better and enjoyed improved moods. Your healthcare professional can develop an exercise programme, which may include a combination of aerobic and strengthening exercises.
However, we all know how hard it can be to exercise when you suffer with fatigue and pain, two of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia. This means you may find that you're not able to exercise as much as you'd like.
Recommended by physiotherapists to help you get active, the benefits of using far infrared therapy to assist ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia including, relief of muscle pain, spasms and feeling calmer with less anxiety and stress can also mean less reliance on medication and pain-killers.
Safe, effective and affordable, Thermomedic far infrared therapy clothes are a natural choice to help ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia so you can get on with your busy active life!