I have been seeking chiropractic care. It's helped with my migraines. However, my fm is still flaring and no matter what I do - I suffer. opinions on PT to help ease FM pain? Has it worked for you? I am young and want to find a path of relief - it's hard to think my life will be full of pain day in and day out. It's really isolating mentally because no one really gets it & I don't want to burden them with my issues. Thanks for the advice!
I did aqua therapy because I lost a lot of muscle strength in my legs. I had constant bad pain and was getting to the point where it was hard to stand. It took a while to notice any changes but it actually really did help. I gained back some of my muscle strength and found confidence to push forward.
I am currently doing PT. It is helping a lot. The therapist I am seeing doesn't treat just one area. For me she focusses on the neck and shoulders but then secondary she works worth the complete body mechanics because that also helps those trouble areas. She also does dry needling. So for me she has been.a Godsend. My previous PT only concentrated on one area so I was constantly in and out. Of you do PT check out the different ones available to find the best one for you. :)
Ok- thanks again for the advice. I got a script from my pcd but I haven't followed through because I was trying daily stretching and exercise. However I've been having a bad flare this week so my stubborn butt needs to go!
Cinders49 Best of luck to you. Remember there may be some added soreness at first. Oh and if something hurts make sure you let them know. Feeling a gentle stretch is ok. Feeling like you are gonna jump out of your skin from the pain - not so much. :)
I say yes, keep in mind it's not gonna be as fast of a process as the " normal" patients. But yes. Physical therapist are awesome they understand the anatomy of the body and nerves paths very well and are able to assist you in productive movements that can help your mobility. I've been in pt for almost a year and and scheduled to go back after I get to six weeks post op. So if u have the opportunity to get PT I say go for it
I saw the physio, who after a 10 min chat and a thorough examined decided that physiotherapy is not the way to go for me. She had told me to discuss a couple of issues with my Dr and to wait for the pain clinic appointment. So a wait of 6 months for nothing 😞
Determining what works & what doesn't is all part of finding a treatment plan. So don't be discouraged. You made progress. Mark PT off the list for now. Move on to what you can do while you wait for your pain management appt.