Fibromyalgia is a medical term used to describe a cluster of symptoms including fatigue, tender areas of the body, muscle pains and changes in mood. These symptoms typically occur from long-term pain or after chronic injuries. It is believed that Fibromyalgia occurs from an over-active sympathetic nervous system. This is part of the autonomic nervous system in your body, responsible for the fight or flight response.
With chronic stress, depression, or chronic injury the body’s nervous system can be set on overdrive, leading to a host of musculoskeletal pain across the body. The good news is that with the proper treatment, the balance of the nervous system can be restored, lessening symptoms and improving pain free movement.
Our physical therapy treatments focus on your individual needs, addressing areas of chronic pain. By restoring natural range of motion, relieving trigger points and improving the body’s ability to regulate it’s nerve impulses, your symptoms can be alleviated. To learn more about our special fibromyalgia treatments, Contact Holistic Occupational and Physical Therapy today at Atlanta, GA to speak with one of our physical therapists.