What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a condition which affects the central nervous system sensitisation – that is, the facilitated transmission of pain in the central nervous system due to neuro-inflammation. It creates increased sensitivity to pain. 

The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be confused with those of arthritis or joint inflammation. However, unlike arthritis, fibromyalgia has not been found to cause joint or muscle inflammation and damage. Rather, it is a condition that causes soft tissue pain or myofascial pain.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms:

  • Flu-like body aches (muscle pain)
  • Cognitive disruptions like sleep disturbances and memory and mood disruptions (referred to as Fibro fog)
  • Widespread pain, especially in muscle
  • Stiffness in limbs
  • Extreme sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • “Brain Fog” – difficulty in thinking and thought processing.

Treatment options

Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, physical therapy may help alleviate pain, and reduce stiffness and fatigue.

The objective of Fibromyalgia treatment is to decrease and control periods of pain. At Rehab Matters, we use physical therapy programmes to help you regain control of your fibromyalgia. 

In addition to exercise, we also use a wide range of resources- from deep tissue massage to ice and heat packs for hydrotherapy. With these tools, we can help patients with fibromyalgia use their muscles, stretch for flexibility, and move their joints through range-of-motion exercises.

Team and facilities 

Our team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists is committed to providing top-quality care to our patients and their families. 

At Rehab Matters, complex rehabilitation and physiotherapy programs have repeatedly restored patients’ quality of life after being diagnosed with a chronic injuries disease. 

With our top-notch facilities and dedicated staff, we’re able to customise treatment plans to suit your individual needs. 

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