Cambridge Fibromyalgia clinic
How an Osteopath Can help?
At our Cambridge Fibromyalgia clinic, our Osteopath do massage treatment to treat the muscles and connecting tissue over the muscles which helps to reduce the severity of the pain
Provide you with lifestyle advice and encourage you do endurance based exercise.
Normally we would with work with your GP, psychologist, psychiatrist to reduce pain to more manageable intensity.
The GP would usually prescribe Antidepressants, anti-seizure and opiod based medication to manage the pain.
Non-pharmacological components include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), exercise and psychoeducation (specifically, sleep hygiene)
We are able to take a multi-displinary approach as we work in a multi therapy clinic in Cambridge with 60 practitioners to develop a treatment and management plan suitable for you and your individual needs.
For more information on fibromyalgia treatment by osteopaths. Please read our Fibromyalgia Guide
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems, and troubles with memory. Some people also report restless legs syndrome, bowel or bladder problems, numbness and tingling, and sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are also frequently present.
What causes Fibromyalgia?
The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Though there are several hypotheses:
- people have a lower threshold for pain because of increased reactivity of pain-sensitive nerve cells in the spinal cord or brain
- genetic abnormalities – Neuropathic (nerve) pain and major depressive disorder often co-occur with fibromyalgia
- Psychological stress or illness can cause abnormalities in inflammatory and stress pathways which regulate mood and pain
- neurochemical abnormalities that occur in fibromyalgia also regulate mood, sleep, and energy,
Fibromyalgia results primarily from pain processing pathways functioning abnormally.
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We even offer a FREE 15 minute assessment to see if treatment is safe and suitable for you.