Fibromyalgia And Chronic Pain

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"Approximately 10 million Americans (2-4%) have Fibromyalgia with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men." This is a ratio that has been found by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. Fibromyalgia is a disease that affects the body in many different ways. It comes with pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Along with chronic muscle pain, it also comes with fatigue, sleep problems, and painful trigger points. Although many doubt a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, it is a real disease affecting so many people. This confusing diagnosis leads to daily struggles like fatigue, pain all throughout the body, and even depression from time to time, affecting not only the victim of the disease, but also the people around them.

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She explains that because the pain is in the brain, the better that the brain works, the more that it will be able to control the pain. Medications such as Deprenyl boost the ability of the brain to counterattack the pain. There are also condition-specific medication the Dharma speaks of. These medications are to treat the root causes of the specific conditions. So, like Tylenol is to reduce a fever or headache, Lyrica is to treat Fibromyalgia or chronic pain. Dharma explains, though these are to help relive the patient from the pain, this may not always be the outcome and may just relieve the underlying conditions causing the…show more content…
This is not a program that will cure you in the end. There is no cure to this and although there is no cure, patients learn to deal with it physically as well as psychologically. This program is called CPRP or Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. It runs from Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is suggested that the patient go through the program for three to four weeks. There is pain treatment done by many physicians, therapists, and nurses. There are certain times for exercise as well as meditation and learning how to pace yourself throughout the day with chronic pain. There are also aftercare follow-up sessions on Fridays that the graduates of the CPRP can go to as well as family members.

Certain treatments can be done to help ease he pain as well. According to the National Complementary and Integrative Health, Vitamin D may be a good source for pain reducer as well as different activities like yoga, tai chi, and biofeedback. Acupuncture is also suggested, though these do not have hard evidence to prove that these things most definitely help. The activities listed normally are safe approaches, but these activities can be difficult at first to
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