Fibromyalgia is defined as a noninflammatory chronic pain syndrome. Symptoms are usually manifested in the musculoskeletal system, but other systems can also be affected. Fibromyalgia is characterized by myalgia and focal muscular tenderness to palpation at multiple loci (tender points). Most patients experience fatigue accompanied by sleep and mood disorders
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Our approach to fibromyalgia and chronic pain is completely individualized. We do not treat “the label”, because there is no “one-size-fits-all”, magic formula.
Chronic pain has many causes, and we believe that each person with chronic pain has their own unique combination of causes behind it.
For this reason, we will want to assess your system using Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing), Functional Neurology, and address any nutritional or biochemical imbalances. Lab testing may be needed, and a DNAfit gene test will be incorporated, in order to better customize your treatment. We also may incorporate acupuncture or acupuncture-based treatment.
Also included in the category of chronic pain are arthritis, headaches, and muscle pain. It is very common to see fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, and depression as part of the package that comes with chronic pain. So, the treatment is intended to help with all of these.
Low energy lasers are widely used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including fibromyalgia, despite the lack of scientific evidence to support its efficacy. A randomised, single-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of low-energy laser therapy in 40 female patients with fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia were randomly allocated to active (Ga-As) laser or placebo laser treatment daily for two weeks except weekends. Both the laser and placebo laser groups were evaluated for the improvement in pain, number of tender points, skinfold tenderness, stiffness, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and muscular spasm. In both groups, significant improvements were achieved in all parameters except sleep disturbance, fatigue and skinfold tenderness in the placebo laser group. It was found that there was no significant difference between the two groups with respect to all parameters before therapy whereas a significant difference was observed in parameters as pain, muscle spasm, morning stiffness and tender point
numbers in favour of laser group after therapy.
None of the participants reported any side effects. Our study suggests that laser therapy is effective on pain, muscle spasm, morning stiffness, and total tender point number in fibromyalgia and suggests that this therapy method is a safe and effective way of treatment in the cases with fibromyalgia.