IN BALANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY & PELVIC HEALTH


PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES


Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a painful, nonarticular condition, predominately involving muscles. It is the most common cause of chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness. FMS can be most noticable when ordinary occurrences such as moving sheets over your skin causes pain. Most people with Fibromyalgia do not recognize their symptoms until they have had FMS for an extended period of time. Fibromyalgia is typically associated with persistent fatigue, non-refreshing sleep and generalized stiffness. Fibromyalgia cannot be detected through a blood test or x-ray, so doctors currently use 18 Tenderness Points on the body to diagnose the patient. Tenderness points are located in various part of the body and when pressed exhibit pain in Fibromyalgia patients. Women are affected some 10-20 times more often than men. FMS affects 2-4% (approx. 5-10 million) adults and children in the U.S.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

• Fatigue

• Generalized Pain

• Sleep Disturbance

• Muscle Stiffness

• Headaches

• Muscle Weakness

• Memory and Cognition (Thinking) Problems

• Malaise (Feeling Ill)

• Vision, Hearing, Balance Problems

• Depression and Anxiety

• Urinary Tract Problems

• Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) Problems

• Skin Problems

• Circulation and Temperature Regulation Problems

• Hypersensitivity to Environmental Factors