Fibromyalgia is a medical term used to describe a cluster of symptoms including fatigue, tender areas of the body, muscle pains and changes in mood. These symptoms typically occur from long-term pain or after chronic injuries. It is believed that Fibromyalgia occurs from an over-active sympathetic nervous system. This is part of the autonomic nervous system in your body, responsible for the fight or flight response.
With chronic stress, depression, or chronic injury the body’s nervous system can be set on overdrive, leading to a host of musculoskeletal pain across the body. The good news is that with the proper treatment, the balance of the nervous system can be restored, lessening symptoms and improving pain free movement.
How Physical Therapy Helps Fibromyalgia
Our physical therapy and craniosacral treatments focus on your individual needs, addressing areas of chronic pain. By restoring the natural range of motion, relieving trigger points, and improving the body’s ability to regulate its nerve impulses, your symptoms can be alleviated. To learn more about our special fibromyalgia treatments, contact OSR today. Request an appointment with one of our dedicated Anthem, Phoenix, Peoria, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Sun City, Moon Valley, or Glendale AZ physical therapists.