Fibromyalgia also can be called FMS is a chronic pain syndrome involving neuroendocrine disruption, sleep disorders and the development of chronic pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues. FMS is frequently seen with chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, along with other several chronic conditions. Tender points that are distributed all over the body, but mostly are around the neck, shoulders, and low back. A person with this syndrome may easily be discounted as a faker or malingerer by doctors, employers even friends and family. By the time someone is diagnosed the has become worse then when it started and that along can cause you to be frustrated and overwhelmed even depression.
Signs and Symptoms vary depending on the person but some of the common indicators include:
- Stiffness after rest
- Poor stamina
- Memory problems and poor concentration
- Widespread pain in shifting locations that can be difficult pin down
- Pain can be inconsistent and range from deep ache to burning and tingling
Massage therapy can offer patients pain relief, improve sleep quality, improve mood, and reduce anxiety. Massage plays a part of emphasis on good self-care is a frequently part of a successful treatment strategy.