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Fibromyalgia treatment in Jacksonville, NC

Fibromyalgia Treatment

Living with the pain of fibromyalgia can be devastating enough, but many patients also have to deal with the added ordeal of trying to have this condition properly diagnosed and treated. Fibromyalgia is a mysterious condition that is still being fully understood by medical researchers and doctors. Unfortunately, this results in many patients not receiving proper treatment for this condition or even being told that the widespread muscle pain and fatigue are all in their head.

You may be surprised to learn that physical therapy is a form of fibromyalgia treatment that can help you manage this condition on a long-term basis and offer meaningful relief. Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy has a compassionate team at our two locations in Jacksonville, North Carolina, that will take your pain seriously and work with you to develop a personalized care plan.

As you read over the following guide to our fibromyalgia treatment, we encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions or if you’d like to learn more.

What does a fibromyalgia treatment plan look like?

While the causes of fibromyalgia aren’t fully understood, it is believed to be associated with a disruption in the way your brain processes pain signals. Patients can begin to develop fibromyalgia after a surgery, trauma or infection that causes them to continue experiencing pain and other symptoms after the initial issue has subsided.

While there is currently no cure, a physical therapist can use a number of techniques that have been shown to be effective at relieving symptoms for many fibromyalgia patients. These include:

  • Cardiovascular exercise — Can improve blood flow and elevate mood by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever.
  • Manual therapy — Due to the constant pain, fibromyalgia sufferers often have increased muscle tension that causes additional discomfort and limited mobility. Manual therapy can help relax muscles and mobilize joints and soft tissue.
  • Natural pain relief methods — Trigger point therapy, electrical stimulation and dry needling can all potentially relieve painful fibromyalgia symptoms without becoming dependent on medication.

At Peak Performance in Jacksonville, one of our highly credentialed physical therapists can work with you to assess the sources of your pain and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

Evidence-based care for fibromyalgia at Peak Performance

You don’t have to be a prisoner of fibromyalgia pain. Our entire team is passionate about helping people find relief from pain and a return to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Start your pain relief journey today. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment.