Fibromyalgia

Integrative Massage For Chronic Pain – Multi-Disciplinary Approach More Effective

Photo, Flickr  I probably have every massage tool known to mankind at home. I think a good massage is a one of the best physical and mental stress and strain relievers, so I treat myself every few months. The price is worth the return, times ten. If I can’t get a massage however, this Homedics chair, a gift from husband and my…

Vitamin D Deficiency, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety & Depression: Possible Links

(Photo credit, Maggie Smith) While researchers have found a relationship between insufficient vitamin D, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, the exact causality is still unknown. Researchers in a 2007 study reported in Clinical Rheumatology that vitamin D deficiency is common in people with fibromyalgia and also occurs more frequently in those with anxiety and depression. Yet research is also emerging that may…

Magnesium and Malic Acid Combination for Fibromyalgia

Photo credit: Flickr While magnesium can reduce pain in some fibromyalgia patients, not everyone with FMS has low levels of magnesium. Yet research indicates that taking adequate doses of magnesium in combination with malic acid over an extended period of time can significantly reduce the muscle and soft tissue pain associated with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia and Muscle Energy Disruption It’s unclear how or if…

Fibromyalgia and vitamin D (actually a hormone) deficiency. Are they linked?

In 2008 the online site Pain Treatment Topics released a review of research on the potential benefits of vitamin D for patients with pain conditions, notably musculoskeletal and back issues. Although results varied, researchers agree insufficient vitamin D is an underlying factor in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. Chronic pain and vitamin D deficiency linked long ago Multiple studies…

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