Fibromyalgia (Biographies of Disease) by Kim D. Jones

By Kim D. Jones

As defined during this well timed quantity, 3 many years of aim medical proof has eventually transitioned a suspicious set of signs right into a actual analysis for—and capability remedies of—fibromyalgia. it's a revelatory paintings, concentrating on vital examine discoveries, the struggles of sufferers, and hopes for a destiny cure.Each bankruptcy of Fibromyalgia covers assorted elements of the sickness and its therapy, together with worldwide, fiscal, and hazard information; a timeline of key occasions within the examine of fibromyalgia; universal signs and diagnostic symptoms; pharmacologic and non-pharmacological remedies; linked issues and syndromes; and influence of fibromyalgia at domestic, within the place of work, and in society at huge. including to the insurance is a firsthand account from a tender sufferer describing her stories with this affliction.

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Finally, PTs may administer ultrasound therapies to reduce pain from regional syndromes, including temporomandibular joint dysfunction (also called TMD, a cause of jaw pain) and chronic back pain. The Occupational Therapist (OT) An OT can provide many of the same services as a physical therapist but commonly will focus more on physical modifications to workplace, home, or activities of daily living. Some PTs/OTs will divide the care of FM patients so that large muscle/joints are evaluated and managed by the PT while smaller muscles/joints are evaluated by the OT.

This hypothesis is supported by finding decreased serotonin metabolites in FM patient plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. However, medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs, a type of antidepressant that acts on serotonin levels such as Zoloft and Prozac) do not seem to alleviate the majority of FM pain, whereas drugs such as mixed serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs, a type of antidepressant that acts on both serotonin and norepinephrine levels) seem to be more successful.

Since that is the case, treatments for chronic illnesses are ongoing and lifelong. A bio-psycho-social treatment schedule has proved to be the best approach for regaining good quality of life when living with FM. The ultimate goal of health treatment is to reduce symptoms, promote physical fitness, and optimize the ability to perform activities of daily living. One health-care provider alone cannot hope to accomplish this breadth of goals. An interdisciplinary team of providers is generally required for the best treatment outcome.

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