This classic survival manual offers you the first comprehensive patient guide for managing the common but often misdiagnosed conditions of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. The management techniques found in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain include targeted bodywork for painful trigger points and strategies to help you cope with the chronic pain, sleep probThis classic survival manual offers you the first comprehensive patient guide for managing the common but often misdiagnosed conditions of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. The management techniques found in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain include targeted bodywork for painful trigger points and strategies to help you cope with the chronic pain, sleep problems, and numbing effects of 'fibrofog' that occur as a result of the disease.This edition includes coverage of promising new research on the causes of fibromyalgia, evaluation of new treatments, complete discussions of special issues for women and men, and the latest information on medication. It includes a popular provider index, which can help you select those practitioners who will take your complaints seriously and offer knowledgeable treatment advice....
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fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain a survival manual Reviews
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual (2nd Edition)I was given this book by a friend about 8 years ago and have referred to it time and time again over the years. Over the last 15 years I have suffered from Chronic pain and fatigue and have been diagnosed with many different disorders. What many doctors can agree on is that I seem to have both Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Disorder. This book explains the difference between the two as well as "The Double Whammy" of having both disorders. This was the second edition and there was already much more information from when they published the first edition. Even now as this second edition was published in 2001 many things have changed. One thing remains the same though. Chronic pain is a world where the simple things are no longer simple. Life itself is no longer simple and pain can feel like it is controlling every single decision from day to day. Not very long ago this was looked at as a mental disorder. Because the source of the pain can not always be figured out. I'm sure there are many more books out there now and I'm often online reading about new research. However, this book has always been my go to. It helped at a time that I felt so alone and unable to understand or explain what was happening. On the nights that my insomnia was at it's worst I would pick it up and read a chapter or page that made me feel better and less alone. A few friends and family members also have read it or parts of it in an attempt to better understand what I sometimes go through. This edition also includes tips to help cope with the chronic pain, sleep issues and "fibrofog" that many suffer from. There is information on mindwork, latest in medications, bodywork, and nutrition. They have included information of new research (well new in 2001) and how to find and select a practitioner who is knowledgeable and will take your complaints seriously.Full of information and helpful advice. Easy to read and understand. One of the co-authors has firsthand knowledge of these disorders which gives her great insight into what other people are going through. I highly recommend this book for anyone suffering from any of these disorders. Also good for caregivers, friends and family who want to better understand what someone they love and care about is living with.
Very comprehensive, much of it still valid despite the fact that this book is outdated and fibromyalgia research is ongoing. Round out your reading with more current texts.