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Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a very common and complex health condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness to touch accompanied by sleep, fatigue, mood and memory issues. Those affected suffer physically, mentally and socially. People of all ages, including children, are at risk. Women are much more likely to develop the condition than are men.

There are various treatment options however the pain of fibromyalgia may be successfully alleviated using low level laser therapy.

Fibromyalgia Treatment with Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy – also known as low level laser therapy – is a medical grade, painless therapeutic laser used as an effective treatment to relieve pain.

The powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects of LLLT help to improve the quality of life in Fibromyalgia patients.

LLLT works by

  • Blocking pain at the nerves
  • Enhancing circulation and encouraging injured cells and tissues to repair
  • Helping to restore normal function

For Fibromyalgia patients, this can mean improved sleep, increased mobility, less tenderness and morning stiffness.

A ground-breaking therapy for relieving the tender pain points associated with fibromyalgia, cold laser has the ability to offer both short term and long term pain relief.

Some pain reduction can usually be felt immediately after treatment and best results are achieved with cumulative treatment.

fibromyalgia tender point on the hand
Fibromyalgia sufferers experience widespread pain and tenderness

"Low level laser is a safe, effective therapy for fibromyalgia patients, typically reducing the number of tender points and relieving pain and spasms"

– Dr David Bartlett, Practice Principal – Robina Town Medical Centre

Benefits of low level laser therapy as a treatment for Fibromyalgia:

  • Non-invasive
  • Clinically proven results
  • Non-toxic
  • Reduces the need for medication

  • Helps to restore the normal range of motion
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Treatment is painless
  • Relieves and potentially eliminates pain

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What causes Fibromyalgia?

Doctors do not know what causes fibromyalgia, but they point to two conditions in the body – abnormal levels of specific chemicals in the brain and alterations in the central nervous system’s method of carrying pain messages around the body.

Other causes of fibromyalgia include:

fibromyalgia patient experiencing emotional trauma
Fibromyalgia can be caused by emotional trauma
  • Genetics. Since the condition tends to run in families, scientists believe there may be certain genetic mutations that make some people more vulnerable to developing the disorder.
  • Physical or emotional trauma. Fibromyalgia has been linked to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • Infections. Some illnesses seem to aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Having a surgery.
  • Death of a loved one.
  • Break-up of a relationship.
  • Giving birth.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

The established symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and Allodynia – increased pain when touched. Other symptoms may be:

  • Muscle spasms or muscle tightness.
  • Severe or moderate fatigue.
  • Insomnia or feeling tired when waking up.
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, and performing cognitive tasks.
  • Stomach pain, nausea, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraine headaches.
  • Tenderness in the face and jaw.
  • Feeling depressed
  • Tingling or numbness in the face, hands, arms, feet, or legs.
  • Growing urinary urgency.
  • Decreased tolerance to exercise; muscle aches after exercise
  • Hands and feet swollen, although there is no swelling.
tender points of fibromyalgia diagram
Fibromyalgia tender points are painful when pressed

How is Fibromyalgia treated?

There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia. However, treatments are available to alleviate symptoms and make the condition tolerable. It should also be noted that no one treatment works for all symptoms of fibromyalgia. Here are some available treatments for the condition:

Medications

Painkillers. Over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen may help. Certain painkillers should be avoided as they can lead to dependency and may even worsen pain.

Antidepressants. Antidepressants may be helpful to ease pain and fatigue or may be prescribed by a doctor to help sleep.

Anti-seizure medications. Medications for epilepsy are sometimes useful in decreasing certain pain.

Lifestyle changes

Stress reduction. Avoid overexertion or emotional stress and allow time each day to relax.

Sleep. Since fatigue is one of the characteristics of fibromyalgia, getting enough sleep is always recommended.

Regular exercise. Although exercise may increase pain in the beginning, appropriate exercise such as swimming, walking, biking etc. can be helpful.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy food and limit caffeine intake.

Low level laser therapy is an effective, drug-free, painless alternative to traditional fibromyalgia treatments

Used on its own or in combination with traditional treatments under the guidance of a GP, cold laser can be effective in reducing or eliminating pain.

Instant or long-lasting relief cannot be guaranteed as results vary for each patient due to age, health condition, type of injury, lifestyle and concurrent treatments, however clinical evidence and our patients’ experiences indicate low level laser to be a worthwhile and effective treatment option for fibromyalgia.

Laser Treatment for Fibromyalgia – Clinical Evidence

A study on the effectiveness of low level laser on female patients with fibromyalgia found that daily laser treatment for 2 weeks resulted in considerably less pain, muscle spasm, morning stiffness and tender points.

An investigation into fibromyalgia treatment with low  level laser therapy found it to be an effective treatment for clinical fibromyalgia symptoms, with a positive effect on quality of life.

Low level laser therapy could help you beat the pain of fibromyalgia. We welcome you to book a treatment session or speak to our laser team for advice.

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ON (07) 5578 9000

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