This may soon be an issue of the past. Pain clinics are cropping up all over the place. Most are headed by
neurologists who combat pain through PT, medications, and other treatments. Neurologists are far more educated to treat fibromyalgia pain since they are trained in understanding the neuron pathways. Go see one, and you may be pleasently surprised that modalities are offered to you for pain relief. There is nothing better than being treated to a nice massage to calm those overactive nerves that surface throughout the
week! Don't be afraid to ask to be put on a PT order. Do be careful you are not prescribed the electrical impulse treatment as this could excite your pathways instead.
Most pain clinics offer a caring, highly qualified, credentialed, and experienced team of doctors and
medical staff that provide a comprehensive plan of care including Neurology, Interventional Pain Management, and Physical Therapy rehabilitation. They work with you to set recovery goals that encourage and motivate recuperation and health. Neurologists are committed to working with you every step of the way on the road to stablizing your symptomologies. It is their goal is to assist you toward rehabilitation and pain relief while providing you the motivation and support you deserve.
If you have been living with a certain degree of pain from fibromyalgia, you could benefit from physical therapy. The following is a list of pain disorders that can be addressed through PT:
Brain and spinal cord disorders
Dizziness / vertigo
Fall and balance problems
Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders
Acute and chronic pains
Do be sure to keep a check list of all your pain inquiries including the dizziness and headaches. Then ask your neurologist if he offers a program for PT. You may be quite surprised to get a free massage once or twice a week to abate your symptoms!