Physical Therapy Demystified: Fibromyalgia (FM)

Fibromyalgia is a condition marked by severe physical discomfort and chronic pain. Most often individuals suffering from FM (fibromyalgia) pursue medication to relieve the pain. Combining prescription medication with physical therapy is a powerful way to combat the chronic and debilitating pain from fibromyalgia. 

Sufferers of chronic conditions will often compensate physically for the pain they are experiencing. This can result in loss of muscle mass and coordination as well as other disease consequences such as disturbed and inadequate sleep, loss of muscle mass, and a decline in cardiovascular health. 

Treatment of FM with physical therapy might include acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, and cardiovascular therapy. In our New York City and Westchester physical therapy clinics patients can expect treatment designed to address their specific reactions to their fibromyalgia. 

If you're suffering from FM and your medication isn't getting you back to living life on your terms, then it's time to give us a call.