10 Jul Understanding and Beating Fibromyalgia: Treat All-Over Pain with Bioelectronics
Understanding and Beating Fibromyalgia: Treat All-Over Pain with Bioelectronics
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes pain to occur all over the body and often makes people more sensitive to pain by disrupting the way that the body perceives pain. Its cause is not known and there is no true “cure,” but there are a variety of treatments available to remove its symptoms.
Today, fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic conditions, impacting 10 million people in the United States and as much as 6% of the world’s population. Estimates say between 75% and 80% of fibromyalgia sufferers are women and most people who suffer from the condition also have others in the family diagnosed with it.
Treatment is possible and symptoms can be reduced, but that requires a holistic approach to therapy with smart, whole-body solutions like electrotherapy via bioelectronics.
Where does fibromyalgia hurt?
The chronic pain syndrome that is fibromyalgia can cause pain across the entire body. This pain varies in intensity and often also causes sleep disorders, fatigue and psychological symptoms.
It can lead to a lower quality of life due to constant pain and those with fibromyalgia also have higher rates of depression and anxiety. Adults with fibromyalgia are three times more likely to have major depression than adults without the disorder.
Fibromyalgia also is related to other rheumatic conditions, so it may lead to or happen in conjunction with other pain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms that many sufferers report include:
- Pain and stiffness across the entire body
- Depression and anxiety
- Digestive problems that can be as serious as IBS
- Headaches or migraines.
- Problems with thinking, memory, and concentration.
- Sleep problems.
- Tingling or numbness in hands and feet.
Do your patients face jaw and neck conditions?
A new study notes that many patients who suffer from musculoskeletal conditions that affect the jaw and the neck — craniomandibular (CMD) and craniocervical (CCD) disorders — also tend to have fibromyalgia.
The exact link between the two isn’t known, but its presence suggests we need to take a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to treating the pain people suffer from fibromyalgia.
The study looked at 555 patients and found 63% suffering from CCD and CMD met the criteria for fibromyalgia and that 96% of this group had pain that lasted longer than six months. Nearly three-quarters also experienced pain in a large area of their body.
Researchers noted that treatments focused on pain relief and reducing inflammation could be a significant help, whether they initially target fibromyalgia or the CMD/CCD ailments.
We think electrotherapy is a top way to address those concerns.
Help patients avoid major complications by offering electrotherapy
According to studies provided by and data from the National Institutes of Health, “combination therapies, such as electrotherapy and therapeutic exercises have been used in the clinical practice.”
Electrotherapy provided a greater pain reduction compared to those getting treatment without electrotherapy. According to the study, it also provided more relief of:
People who underwent electrotherapy also reported improvements in their work performance, showing that it can help improve activities of daily life and help these patients take care of themselves.
We want to help you and your patients find relief. It’s something everyone deserves.
Devices like our WellnessPro Plus can be used to address pain that fibromyalgia causes, no matter where in the body it strikes.
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, bioelectronic therapy is here to help improve your daily life with long-term treatment designed to reduce pain and get you back on your feet. Some patients even say it improves mood and can help combat the “funk” we often find ourselves in when everything hurts.
Interrupt pain, not your daily life. Start your therapy now with the WellnessPro Plus .
If you want to learn more about the benefits of electrotherapy and how electrical stimulation can provide you with all-natural pain relief, download your free brochure about the WellnessPro Plus , the most advanced doctor-recommended TENS unit on the market. If you have specific questions, contact Electromedical Technologies or call us at toll-free (888) 880-7888.