Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that medical scientists are struggling to understand. It mostly affects women in middle age, but it can also affect men and children of any age or race. Rheumatic diseases, mood disorders, and other painful conditions can make people more vulnerable to fibromyalgia. Scientists also believe genetics play a role.

Symptoms are very diverse and range from:

  • Chronic, widespread pain throughout the body
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle and joint stiffness
  • Tenderness
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Difficulty focusing or “fibro fog”
  • Sensitive to light, noise, odour, and temperature
  • Digestive issues

And because it is a chronic condition, affected patients consume greater quantities of drugs to deal with the pain. As a result, many patients and practitioners are now seeking natural ways to help fibromyalgia.

Fortunately, shockwave therapy offers a solution.

Natural Ways to Help Fibromyalgia: Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy has become a widely used treatment modality for painful musculoskeletal conditions because it is drug-free and non-invasive. Using a handheld device, practitioners deliver acoustic pressure waves to an affected area, which stimulates cells that are responsible for healing damaged bone and tissue.

Shockwave therapy has been clinically proven to relieve musculoskeletal pain associated with fibromyalgia.

In one study, 50 female patients with fibromyalgia received shockwave therapy to trigger points and radiating triggered muscles. Researchers concluded that shockwave therapy “was proven to improve fibromyalgia pain, other trigger points and radiating pain patients without the need for further medication” or physical therapy treatments.

Another study assessed the effectiveness of shockwave therapy to improve symptoms of fibromyalgia by using a visual analog scale to measure pain, the Nottingham Health Profile to evaluate emotional, social and physical health problems, as well as the Beck Depression Scale for mental health.

Patients received shockwave therapy twice a week for three weeks. After the study ended, researchers concluded shockwave therapy was an “effective and rapid recovery treatment modality to reduce pain, depression symptoms and health problems” associated with fibromyalgia.

We Help Practitioners Treat More Patients

Looking to integrate more natural ways to help fibromyalgia into your practice? Shockwave therapy is the way. With our training and support, any healthcare professional can use shockwave devices. The experts at Shockwave Canada are standing by.

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