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Fibromyalgia Chronic Myofascial Pain

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An authoritative and valuable resource for those suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain features tips and self-help techniques, provides the most recent information on various treatments, discusses surgical options and medications, and much more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Fibromyalgia Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Author : Devin J. Starlanyl
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Healing through Trigger Point Therapy

Author : Devin J. Starlanyl
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This book is about empowerment for chronic pain patients and care providers alike. Every chronic pain condition has a treatable myofascial trigger point component, including fibromyalgia. Many of the localized symptoms now considered as fibromyalgia are actually due to trigger points. The central sensitization of fibromyalgia amplifies symptoms that trigger points cause, and this book teaches care providers and patients how to identify and treat those causes. Chronic myofascial pain due to trigger points can be body-wide, and can cause or maintain fibromyalgia central sensitization. Trigger points can cause and/or maintain or contribute to many types of pain and dysfunction, including numbness and tingling, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, cognitive dysfunctions and disorientation, impotence, incontinence, loss of voice, pelvic pain, muscle weakness, menstrual pain, TMJ dysfunction, shortness of breath, and many symptoms attributed to old age or "atypical" or psychological sources. Trigger point therapy has been around for decades, but only recently have trigger points been imaged at the Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health. Their ubiquity and importance is only now being recognized. Devin Starlanyl is a medically trained chronic myofascial pain and fibromyalgia researcher and educator, as well as a patient with both of these conditions. She has provided chronic pain education and support to thousands of patients and care providers around the world for decades. John Sharkey is a physiologist with more than twenty-seven years of anatomy experience, and the director of a myofascial pain facility. Together they have written a comprehensive reference to trigger point treatment to help patients with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and many other conditions. This guide will be useful for all types of doctors, nurses, therapists, bodyworkers, and lay people, facilitating communication between care providers and patients and empowering patients who now struggle with all kinds of misunderstood and unexplained symptoms. Part 1 explains what trigger points are and how they generate symptoms, refer pain and other symptoms to other parts of the body, and create a downward spiral of dysfunction. The authors look at the interconnection between fibromyalgia and myofascial trigger points and their possible causes and symptoms; identify stressors that perpetuate trigger points such as poor posture, poor breathing habits, nutritional inadequacies, lack of sleep, and environmental and psychological factors; and provide a list of over one hundred pain symptoms and their most common corresponding trigger point sources. Part 2 describes the sites of trigger points and their referral patterns within each region of the body, and provides pain relief solutions for fibromyalgia and trigger point patients and others with debilitating symptoms. Pain treatment plans include both self-help remedies for the patient—stretching or postural exercises, self-massage techniques and prevention strategies—as well as diagnostic and treatment hints for care providers. Part 3 offers guidance for both patients and care providers in history taking, examination, and palpation skills, as well as treatment options. It offers a vision for the future that includes early assessment, adequate medical training, prevention of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, changes to chronic pain management and possible solutions to the health care crisis, and a healthier version of our middle age and golden years, asserting that patients have a vital role to play in the management of their own health. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fibromyalgia Chronic myofascial pain syndrome

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Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myofascial Pain

Author : Celeste Cooper
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A guide to coping with fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome • Reveals how to deal with each disorder and how treatments can interact or aggravate if more than one disorder is present • Offers techniques to dispel the side effects created by these illnesses Fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome are often seen as interchangeable conditions, a belief held even by many health care providers. Nothing could be further from the truth--however, they do often coexist. Knowing if more than one of these disorders is present is extremely important because the treatment for one of them can often exacerbate the problems caused by the others. Written by a registered nurse and a psychologist who has been treating these conditions since 1994, this book presents an integrative medical approach to these three disorders with a strong emphasis on utilizing and strengthening the mind-body connection to restore well-being. The authors provide a thorough guide to numerous treatment options--from diet, exercise, and herbs to mindfulness meditation, chi kung, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They also offer techniques to dispel the “brain fog” that these disorders often create and show how to overcome the resultant obstacles to effectively communicating with your doctor. The additional information included on the psychological issues that accompany these chronic pain disorders allows this integrative treatment guide to open the door not only to physical recovery but also emotional and mental well-being.

Musculoskeletal Pain Myofascial Pain Syndrome and the Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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Here in one concise volume is a complete review of localized and generalized musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal Pain, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, and the Fibromyalgia Syndrome includes the latest research findings on these disorders from medical leaders around the world. This broad-based symposium updates both researcher and clinician on the most recent advances and pioneering approaches to musculoskeletal pain, with special emphasis on the myofascial pain and fibromyalgia syndromes. Chapters represent important thinking and clinical approaches from authorities in nine countries. Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia syndromes are covered extensively by the contributors to this book. The coverage they provide on issues related to these two syndromes is multidimensional and includes epidemiology clinical features pathophysiology treatment The review chapters featured in the book span epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment on both myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. These report-like chapters provide brief insight of musculoskeletal pain disorders which is ideal for beginners in the field. Advanced readers will benefit from the more specific research chapters which report on fibromyalgia and myofascial pain. All readers will particularly benefit from “Consensus Document on Fibromyalgia: The Copenhagen Declaration,” a report which releases the latest definitions, research, and treatment findings for musculoskeletal disorders from the world?s leading experts. The Consensus also sets down the challenge for intensified future research. Physicians, dentists, chiropractors at all levels of practice, and expert physiotherapists will gain much insight on these disorders from this compendium of information. While dentists are probably most interested in myofascial pain, all the subjects covered are of equal interest to these medical practitioners. MORE COPYMany of the contributing authors or groups of authors have included tables, figures or illustrations, and charts to accurately and succinctly complement their research findings and presentations. A selection of only a few tables and charts reveals multidimensional topics such as these: Problems Associated With Diagnosis in Fibromyalgia Comparison of Sensitivity, Specificity, and Accuracy of the 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia With Previous Criteria Sets Population Surveys of Fibromyalgia Prevalence Content Validity for Diagnostic Criteria for Masticatory Myofascial Pain Medications Tested in Controlled Therapeutic Trials in Fibromyalgia Pathobiology of Classical Diseases Versus Dynamics of Dysfunctional Syndromes Exercise and Pain Characteristics of Women With Fibromyalgia Neck Muscle Function in Cerviocobrachial Syndrome Compared to Healthy Subjects The figures are no less revealing; they highlight exciting discoveries and diagram vital discoveries which expand current understanding of musculoskeletal disorders. Here is a sample of the types of figures included: Pain Diagrams From Four Patients With Fibromyalgia Genetic Predisposition to Muscle Microtrauma Calcium Activated Muscle Damage Classification and Subsetting of Fibromyalgia Cross-Sections of a Capillary From a Tender Point of the Trapezius Muscle in a Fibromyalgia Patient General Pain on Visual Analog Scale

Muscle Pain Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

Author : Leonardo Vecchiet
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Discover new findings on musculoskeletal pain from experts around the world! This comprehensive book gives you new insights into musculoskeletal disorders which are among the major sources of chronic pain and disability. Although much remains to be explored in the muscle pain domain, the results of the many studies conducted have undoubtedly led to an improvement in diagnostic tools and knowledge about pathophysiological mechanisms of the various syndromes. Muscle Pain, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia is a comprehensive update on the latest developments in musculoskeletal pain and a valuable point of reference for both patients and scientists in this field. Muscle Pain, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia: Recent Advances covers the developments in musculoskeletal pain research that were presented at the MYOPAIN '98 Congresses in Silvi Marina, Italy. This work explores the results of basic and applied research regarding soft-tissue pain, with a strong focus on skeletal muscle physiology and related clinical syndromes. Muscle Pain, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia offers you the widest possible range of topics in the context of muscle pain disorders as well as a variety of clinical and experimental approaches to the different aspects of the problem. This important and informative book also gives you a detailed account of the Consensus Meeting on Diagnostic Criteria of Myofascial Pain Syndromes, which was held at the end of the Congress. Some of the topics related to musculoskeletal pain that you will explore in Muscle Pain, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia include: neurogenic inflammation in muscle pain treating myofascial pain by reducing activity of trigger points and tender spots using specific drugs and physical therapy therapeutic approaches to muscle pain for patients with myoarthropathies neurochemical pathogenesis of fibromyalgia syndrome treatments for fibromyalgia syndrome, such as the use of amitriptyline (2-6) and cyclobenzaprine (7-11) findings on tests to identify myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia differential diagnosis problems when chronic myalgia is not the main symptom because other infective ailments, such as Lyme disease or HIV, are prevalent and may cause myalgia to become a secondary diagnosis As a health care professional or someone who suffers from musculoskeletal pain, you will discover that the findings in Muscle Pain, Myofascial Pain, and Fibromyalgia are invaluable for your use and the continued clinical and basic research of this growing field.

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain

Author : John Orry
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Chronic Pain Logbook

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Stop living your life in pain! This beautifully designed pain management journal is the first step in helping your doctor and improving your diagnosis. Chronic pain may become normal for you, but once you and your doctor have found an appropriate treatment, you will begin to realize how much easier life is without it. The more information you provide to your doctor, the better. This diary has blocks and sections for all the information that doctors need to know to further your diagnosis and subsequent treatment. You'll also begin to see these patterns for yourself that you may not have realized before and begin to modify your behavior to minimize the risk of further triggering your pain. 100 Pain Assessment Pages: Very detailed and beautifully designed pages that will be used to record and track chronic pain. These pages include: - Date, Time Started, Time Ended, and Duration of Pain - Anatomical sketches to mark exactly where the pain occurs on your body - Pain Type (Acute Pain, Arthritis, Lower Back...) - Pain History (New Pain or a Chronic Pain/how long have you had the pain) - Pain Severity (Pain Intensity) - Mood or Mind state - Sleep Quality - Symptoms - Suspected Triggers - Weather Conditions--this pain could be caused by the climate! - Relief Measures / Medications Taken - Results of Relief Actions - Other Notes

The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

Author : Robert M. Bennett
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Is chronic fatigue syndrome an early process of muscle aging? Is fibromyalgia a central pain state? This book covers the latest developments in pain research as presented at the Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain (MYOPAIN 2001). It examines the results of a wide scope of basic and applied research on soft-tissue pain, with a strong focus on therapeutic approaches. Its three main sections explore the neurobiology of central sensitization, regional pain syndromes, and chronic widespread pain. In addition, this well-referenced book presents a fascinating chapter on the complex relationship between muscle pain and aging. Handy graphs, charts, and illustrations make the information easy to assimilate. The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain: Therapeutic Implications contains up-to-date information on: the brain?s reactions to states of persistent pain the physical aftermath of torture ways to define and address the emotional distress that commonly observed in chronic pain patients the mechanisms and manifestations of muscle hyperalgesia the pathophysiology of inflammatory muscle pain regional muscle pain syndromes state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology of visceral pain and visceral-somatic pain representations a case study of a physical therapy approach to fibromyalgia using Myofascial trigger points the epidemiology of widespread pain and its development after injuries syndromes that share overlapping clinical features with fibromyalgia the connection between HPA dysfunction, ANS dysfunction, and fibromyalgia the plasticity of excitatory synaptic transmission in the spinal dorsal horn and its role in the pathogenesis of pain hypersensitivity how the central mechanisms of pain transmission relate to pharmacological systems that are responsible for generating central sensitization states what PET and MRI show us about the role that the cerebral cortex plays in the perception and modulation of pain

Fibromyalgia

Author : Hunter Holt
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Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals. However, there is no treatment yet to be found. That's why understanding the disease is essential. This quick read is informative and entertaining, with personal stories and documented research. It doesn't offer cures and this is intentional. No cures have been found, but what so many of us desperately need is to understand and be understood. That is the purpose of this short, insightful book.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Author : Devin J. Starlanyl
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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome offers the first comprehensive patient guide for managing these conditions. You'll start by learning what FMS and MPS are, evaluating your own symptoms, and identifying the tender and/or trigger points that are crucial for treating them. The manual covers chronic pain, sleep problems, and other "internal affairs", shows you how you can use your mind to counteract physical symptoms and the numbing effects of "fibrofog", and provides an extensive set of healing tools - including information on the latest medications, a nutritional program, and tips for using bodywork and other less commonly known treatments. Its comprehensive survival strategies include suggestions for coping with family and work situations, getting support, and dealing with the health care system.

Fibromyalgia

Author : Mary Ellen Copeland
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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 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.

Fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome

Author : Dan Buskila
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Fibromyalgia Diet the Fibromyalgia Relief Guide from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Today

Author : Brian Jeff
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Fibromyalgia, also called Fibrositis, is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue condition that can cause soreness, stiffness, and tenderness in the muscles, tendons, and joints. Although a relatively common muscular disorder, what causes the onset of the syndrome is still unknown. Meanwhile, researches are still on going for the main cause as that will help to properly understand how to manage the condition. Yes, it may be classified as rheumatic, but the truth is that, it does differ from numerous rheumatic conditions because, despite the debilitating pain in muscles and tendons, most patients who suffer from it do not develop any deformities as a result of their illness. Well, far from it, the musculoskeletal torment is genuine in every case, and can likewise be joined by weariness, mid-section torment, cerebral pain, fever, stomach torture, sleep deprivation, swollen lymph hubs, bad temper, bowels disorder and sadness. But, unlike all the development that medical studies has done in different parts for effectively fighting seriously debilitating or fatal ailments and diseases, the key cause of this has not been discovered. As a matter of fact, besides the above symptoms of the condition, there are lot of other factors which may be involved like spinal injury, genetic predisposition, prolonged stress and infection. Well, it is, however, assumed that a greater level of some nerve chemical agents and specific nerve development aspects happen in the spine with patients. So, what are the causes of Fibromyalgia? Although we know that not a single cause can be attributed to Fibromyalgia at the moment, however, some researchers still believe that the development of the condition can be linked to an event like a car accident or some other forms of physical or emotional trauma. While others think that repetitive injuries are the contributing factor. Another mystery is that, while some people with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus may develop Fibromyalgia, others appear to obtain it spontaneously. Anyway, whatever the case may be with you right now, just get this book today and start to explore all the solutions available as provided in this book especially the side effect free diet tips that is guaranteed to give you relief from the pain in no time!

The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Resource Book and Life Planner Workbook

Author : Dawn Hughes
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A must resource for the millions of people affected by Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes. FMS and CFS, unlike well known and understood diseases like cancer, spring boards a journey for education, understanding and compassion. The book powerfully captures this journey, and is the first to provide patients, family and friends with the imperative resources to find support through their walk. In addition, The Life Planner, is a workbook that maps out a step-by-step guide for adapting and coping with the lifestyle changes fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients must face. The book is divided into four sections: The Syndromes: Provides an extensive look at the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments. From current research to clinical trials. The Resources: A comprehensive listing of FMS/CFS books, medical journals, association newsletters, periodicals and video's, recommended by FMS/CFS Associations. The Support: Worldwide listings of FMS/CFS Associations, as well as associations for sub categories of these syndromes. Including: Advocacy, pain management, alternative therapies and disability issues. The Life Planner: From diagnoses to acceptance, The Life Planner details how to manage life emotionally and physically. A compassionate look at: What to expect, how to work through feelings, goal planning, worksheets and charts, exercise, nutritional choices, how to educate family and friends and work options. Written by a fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patient, the book outlines not only the journey for the patient, but gets to the heart of awakening family and friends to the devastating effects these illnesses cause, and provides the tools needed for years to come.

The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

Author : Irwin Jon Russell
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Is chronic fatigue syndrome an early process of muscle aging? Is fibromyalgia a central pain state? This book covers the latest developments in pain research as presented at the Fifth World Congress on Myofascial Pain (MYOPAIN 2001). It examines the results of a wide scope of basic and applied research on soft-tissue pain, with a strong focus on therapeutic approaches. Its three main sections explore the neurobiology of central sensitization, regional pain syndromes, and chronic widespread pain. In addition, this well-referenced book presents a fascinating chapter on the complex relationship between muscle pain and aging. Handy graphs, charts, and illustrations make the information easy to assimilate. The Clinical Neurobiology of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain: Therapeutic Implications contains up-to-date information on: the brain?s reactions to states of persistent pain the physical aftermath of torture ways to define and address the emotional distress that commonly observed in chronic pain patients the mechanisms and manifestations of muscle hyperalgesia the pathophysiology of inflammatory muscle pain regional muscle pain syndromes state-of-the-art information on the pathophysiology of visceral pain and visceral-somatic pain representations a case study of a physical therapy approach to fibromyalgia using Myofascial trigger points the epidemiology of widespread pain and its development after injuries syndromes that share overlapping clinical features with fibromyalgia the connection between HPA dysfunction, ANS dysfunction, and fibromyalgia the plasticity of excitatory synaptic transmission in the spinal dorsal horn and its role in the pathogenesis of pain hypersensitivity how the central mechanisms of pain transmission relate to pharmacological systems that are responsible for generating central sensitization states what PET and MRI show us about the role that the cerebral cortex plays in the perception and modulation of pain

Fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome

Author : Jean Eisinger
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Making Sense of Fibromyalgia

Author : Daniel J. Wallace MD
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Six million people in the United States meet the criteria for fibromyalgia, which is a disorder characterized by a combination of pain, fatigue, and related symptoms. On average, these patients see about four doctors before they are correctly diagnosed, and many are convinced they have a life-threatening illness such as an advanced stage of cancer. About $600 billion is spent annually in the United States to diagnose or manage chronic pain, including litigation fees, and it is estimated that fibromyalgia patients run up $20 billion in medical expenses annually. Despite these alarming numbers, there is a lack of understanding and a dearth of reliable information about fibromyalgia for patients. This fully updated edition of Making Sense of Fibromyalgia distills complex concepts and symptoms into an easily understandable narrative. Daniel J. Wallace, a leading rheumatologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Janice Brock Wallace, an expert medical writer, have updated the original classic resource, which has sold over 100,000 copies since 1999. Making Sense of Fibromyalgia provides clear answers to common questions, explains findings from the latest research, and discusses treatment options for complex symptoms. Detailed information is provided about topics such as who gets fibromyalgia and why; how stress, hormones, and your immune system interact and relate to fibromyalgia; what conditions are associated with it; why and how you might be misdiagnosed; how to overcome fibromyalgia; and how to understand your prognosis. The authors share all there is to know about the syndrome as well as how our understanding of it has changed over time. This comprehensive companion covers the entire spectrum of issues for those suffering from fibromyalgia, as well as their families, friends, caretakers, primary care physicians, and other health professionals.

God s Remedy

Author : Bishop Rod Gatti
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It Takes Faith To Cure The Impossible New book shares God's Remedy Dyersburg, TN May 22, 2009 Over one hundred ninety million people worldwide suffer from Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS), illnesses characterized by widespread musculoskeletal or chronic muscle pain conditions. Author Bishop Rod Gatti was one of them. As a victor of these syndromes, Gatti shares his life-changing discovery of God's Remedy, a book of healing for the millions affected by these disabling illnesses. People suffering from common syndromes of fibromyalgia and related disorders know its adverse effects to the physical being. Gatti addresses these chronic diseases by sharing his comprehensive program of diet and exercise, along with an enlightening, scripture-based advice. God's Remedy shares words of encouragement and healing for everyone who has been a victim of fibromyalgia, one way or another. This book does not talk about the problem; rather, it offers solutions and guidance to come out as a victor from these illnesses. Help yourself or a loved one in the journey to recovery and wholeness through this life-changing book.