Fibromyalgia Specialist

Back To Health Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapists located in Sheepshead Bay/Avenue Z, Brooklyn, NY

Nearly four million adults in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a condition that causes you to feel pain all over your body. Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy, with four locations in Brooklyn, New York, provides treatment to help reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. For a therapeutic approach to fibromyalgia, call the Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Ditmas Park, or Bensonhurst office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain throughout your entire body.

Researchers theorize that with fibromyalgia, your brain processes pain signals differently, causing an increase in pain sensation. It’s believed that fibromyalgia may develop from overstimulation of your nerve endings that increases certain neurotransmitters in the brain. This repeated overstimulation may also make your brain sensitive to pain sensations, causing a more intense reaction.  

You may develop fibromyalgia from a number of factors, including genetics, an illness, or history of physical or emotional trauma. Women are at greater risk of fibromyalgia than men.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Body aches and pain are the most recognizable symptoms of fibromyalgia, but the condition may cause other issues as well.

Common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

  • Pain and stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Issues with memory or concentration
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping

Fibromyalgia may also lead to digestive issues, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. These symptoms may indicate irritable bowel syndrome, which is another pain-condition that often co-occurs with fibromyalgia.

What treatments are available to relieve fibromyalgia symptoms?

Treatment for your fibromyalgia may include both medication and self-management techniques, such as physical and occupational therapy. The therapists at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy specialize in the therapeutic management of fibromyalgia and can provide treatment to reduce symptoms and get you back to doing the things you love.

The physical therapists create an exercise program to improve strength, stamina, and balance, while the occupational therapists help you make adjustments in your environment, including work, to reduce your symptoms.

Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can make a significant difference in your fibromyalgia symptoms.

What can I expect from therapy?

The therapists at Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy are experts in their field and use evidence-based treatments to help you manage fibromyalgia. Your therapist works one-on-one with you to develop the most effective treatment plan.

In addition to your exercise program, your therapy may include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Graston Technique®
  • Cold laser therapy

Your therapist also creates an exercise program for you to follow at home to help you reach your goals faster.

Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy also offers massage treatments for fibromyalgia to reduce muscle tension, lower your heart rate, and help you relax.

For therapeutic management of fibromyalgia, call Back to Health Physical & Occupational Therapy today or use the online booking button.