How Osteopathy for Fibromyalgia Can Help Ease Painful Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is commonly known to cause widespread muscle pain and intense tenderness throughout the body. Fatigue, sleep problems, stiffness and cognitive disorders can also characterise this illness. Dealing with these and other debilitating symptoms can be a daily battle for people with fibromyalgia. Although there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatments that can help lessen the symptoms. One of those treatments is osteopathy. This article will discuss osteopathy for fibromyalgia and how it can improve quality of life.

Osteopathy for fibromyalgia

Ultimately, the osteopath’s goal is to help relieve your pain and lead you back to optimum health. They aim to help you improve so that you can continue functioning as normally as possible in your daily life. Your therapy may vary depending on your signs and symptoms. Osteopathy for fibromyalgia is known to ease many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, with particular success in reducing inflammation, helping to minimise the effects of fatigue, headaches and chronic muscle or joint pain.

With a specific treatment plan in place, joint or gentle muscle manipulation, a postural assessment, and an exercise plan can all help you on your road to recovery.

woman receiving osteopathy treatment for fibromyalgia on a painful shoulder

Physiotherapy and fibromyalgia

The increased flexibility and strengthening of muscles through a gentle exercise routine are two crucial ways physiotherapy can help reduce fibromyalgia pain and make life more manageable. Joint mobilisation can improve muscle tightness, tenderness and joint stiffness. Physiotherapy may assist you in gaining increased flexibility and range of motion and relieve pain.

Manual therapy physiotherapy and fibromyalgia

Manual therapy is a successful technique where physiotherapists use their hands to carefully manipulate, mobilise and massage the body tissues.

Manual therapy can help relieve or lessen various fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, exhaustion, muscle weakness, sleep disturbance, and other issues brought about by involuntary, decreased physical activity. Manual therapy includes specific massage techniques that may improve the quality of life for some people with fibromyalgia. Treatment is individualised for each patient based on target symptoms and functional impairment.

Help is at hand for people living with fibromyalgia

At the BAC clinic, we have significant experience diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia. We offer hands-on treatment techniques to identify specific triggers or tender points around the body quickly. Once determined, our team of professionals will use this knowledge to build a unique treatment plan that can lessen the pain and discomfort commonplace in people with fibromyalgia.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help alleviate your fibromyalgia symptoms, please contact our friendly team on 0121 354 4629

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