People have experienced the symptoms of fibromyalgia long before it was confirmed by a scientific study in 1981. Since then, millions of people have been diagnosed with the condition, though it is difficult to diagnose. There are still people who experience the symptoms but have not received a clear diagnosis. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be surprised at these facts about the disorder. (more…)
Trying to get through the tail end of winter can be tough for fibromyalgia sufferers. Many say that the cold, damp conditions can make their symptoms – which include chronic, widespread pain, fatigue, headaches, restless leg syndrome and more – much worse.
The certified and trained physical therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation can help you combat these painful symptoms with rehabilitation programs catered specifically to you and your needs. We employ techniques such as muscle energy work, manual therapy, dry needling and more that work to help you achieve long-term pain relief, and more importantly, a better quality of life.
It is estimated that over 5 million Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia. This syndrome is a chronic disorder that causes significant pain and fatigue that interrupts a person’s daily life. While fibromyalgia is not a form of arthritis, it is considered to be a rheumatic condition that impairs the joints and soft tissues causing chronic pain. At Sovereign Rehabilitation in Atlanta, Georgia, we offer expert treatment for fibromyalgia sufferers. We are a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company that offers expert physical and rehabilitation therapy to patients with fibromyalgia and other chronic and acute conditions. Our team of licensed physical and manual therapists works with each patient on an individual basis to find the best source of treatment that will achieve long-term results.
Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder with widespread pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, memory loss, and severe mood swings. Research shows that fibromyalgia affects the way a person’s brain processes pain signals and amplifies them so that people who have fibromyalgia feel constant discomfort. Women are much more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than men. Sometimes symptoms begin after a physical injury, surgery, or infection. Other times stress plays a role in fibromyalgia, and symptoms can gradually accumulate over time. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatment plans available that can help sufferers control symptoms.