Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms that occur together. Although many people think of it as an arthritic condition due to the symptoms, it’s not a type of arthritis.

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Does Pilates prevent Fibromyalgia?

With recent studies showing that breathing while incorporated during exercise can increase relaxation of muscles and thus avoid undue tension, the use of Pilates is a “no brainer”. A strong tendency for those suffering from Fibromyalgia is to “disconnect” from their body.

Does Yoga prevent Fibromyalgia?

Yoga’s ability to shift the nervous system out of the stress response and into the relaxation response is vital to people whose central nervous systems are sensitive and naturally hyped way up. It also acts directly on the very muscles where fibromyalgia pain occurs.

USA --- Woman Working with Personal Trainer --- Image by © ROB & SAS/Corbis

USA — Woman Working with Personal Trainer — Image by © ROB & SAS/Corbis

Can Rehabilitation prevent Fibromyalgia?

Rehabilitation can show people with fibromyalgia how to relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness in everyday life. These health care professionals teach people with fibromyalgia how to build strength and improve their range of motion. They show them ways to get relief from deep muscle pain. And they can help people with fibromyalgia learn how to make sensible decisions about daily activities that will prevent painful flare-ups.

 

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