What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by Horizon Rehab Blogger
Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that can impact people in a variety of ways.

Fibromyalgia is a painful disorder that can impact people in a variety of ways.


It’s a disorder that can affect you for months at a time. You may experience this in the form of aching pain, a feeling of being tired all the time because of pain or a foggy feeling that stops your ability to focus. We’re talking about fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes muscle pain throughout the body and impacts millions of people every day. Horizon Rehab believes it’s important that people understand as much as they can about this disorder, and the treatment options available to them through our physical therapy services.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia can cause a whole host of issues for patients, but the most common symptom associated with fibromyalgia is pain.  Whether brought on by physical trauma, surgery or from some other injury, fibromyalgia is characterized by pain that patients experience throughout their body. This pain often occurs as an aching feeling that never seems to go away. This pain can lead to mobility issues, fatigue and a diminished ability to focus.

How is Fibromyalgia Treated?

There are a variety of treatment options for fibromyalgia, including physical therapy, prescription medication, over-the-counter medication and lifestyle changes. Horizon Rehab can help treat fibromyalgia with a variety of physical therapy programs designed to reduce pain to allow our patients to get back to living the lifestyle their accustomed to. Horizon Rehab’s therapy options include customized program designed to not only alleviate pain, but improve physical strength and reduce fatigue. Other treatment options include manual therapy and electrotherapy.

Horizon Rehab is here to help relieve your pain, and we offer a variety of programs designed to help you not only manage your fibromyalgia symptoms, but help your return to the life you are used to living. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists to see how we can help develop a program that will let you live your life with less pain.


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