Fibromyalgia Diagnosis is a chronic pain condition that affects some 5 million Americans. The most common symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread pain and trigger points and the vast majority diagnosed with it are female. It is estimated that women make up 80-90% of the cases of fibromyalgia, but that doesn’t mean men can’t get it (or children for that matter). Massage can be highly beneficial to those who suffer from fibromyalgia, and neuromuscular massage was especially developed to deal with trigger point pain.
Trigger points are tiny but extremely tender spots that cause great discomfort and pain. They often appear in back and in neck muscles, but they can turn up anywhere in the body, and do in the case of fibromyalgia, including in the chest, head, hips and knees. While talking about pain points probably doesn’t sound too appealing, what makes them interesting is the case of fibromyalgia is that they show up in the same places on different bodies. There are 18 trigger points to look for, and if you have at least 11 of them, the diagnosis will likely be fibromyalgia.
While doctors usually recommend medications to help manage the pain and other symptoms, there are natural steps you can take, such as exercise, eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and getting massages. While all different types of massage can help relieve the manifestations of fibromyalgia, trigger point massage therapy is particularly effective in deactivating trigger points, reducing pain, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with the condition.
The cause of fibromyalgia isn’t clear, but possibilities include stress, trauma, infection and genetics. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or carrying excess weight also seem to trigger it. While there isn’t much you can do about your family history, you can take charge of diet, exercise, and stress management Trigger point massage therapy offers a two-fer: it reduces stress while desensitizing trigger points, leading to an improved quality of life.
You Could Be A Candidate For Trigger Point Therapy Or Neuromuscular Massage For Trigger Point Pain !
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