FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME MANAGEMENT

For successful pain management one has to modulate pain with:

sleep
stress management
gentle exercise suited for the individual, preferably movement in a warm pool

Many healing modalities can play a significant role in a patientís pain management program:

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relaxation and meditation
bio-feedback
trigger point injections
acupuncture
acupressure
hypnosis
therapeutic massage
ischemic compression
daily stretching
yoga
tai chi
chi gong
heating pads
ice packs
bio-freeze
patches with medication

In addition, pain management protocols may include the introduction of pain medications such as:

Ultram
muscle relaxants
anti-epileptics
medicinal patches for localized pain relief administered topically and are less
systemically absorbed than oral medications

B.E.S.S.T. PRACTICES
Reduce Flares and Reduce Chronic Pain

Dr. Metro created the mnemonic BESST so that her clients can more easily remember the BESST Practices for life:

B: bodywork
E: exercise
S: sleep
S: stress management
T: take in: supplement, diet, fluids

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ischemic compression
heat
baths with minerals
stretching, yoga
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myofascial release
massage

Exercise

aerobic such as walking
movement in a warm pool
cycling
stretching

Sleep

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meditation
yoga
sleep hygiene
supplements
medications

Stress Management

breathing exercises
exercise
cognitive therapy
meditation
biofeedback
yoga
humor and laughter

Take In

foods
supplements
fluids

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Plymouth Integrative Medicine Center
Fibromyalgia Doctor ~ Irene Metro MD
44670 Ann Arbor Rd, Ste 100, Plymouth, MI 48170

Call 734.432.1900 for an appointment with Fibromyalgia Doctor ~ Irene C. Metro MD
www.doctormetro.com

The information contained on this web site is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical care. All material provided in this web site is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health program.

Fibromyalgia doctor Irene C. Metro, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine, Board Certified American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine, is the medical director of the Plymouth Integrative Medicine Center in Livonia, Michigan. This medical clinic has internal medicine, integrative medicine, physical therapy, acupuncture, lifestyle coaching, nutritional counseling, and psychotherapy, and specializes in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypertension, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trigger point therapy, vitamin therapy, and pain relief. This medical clinic is located across from St. Mary Mercy Hospital and is easily accessible from Plymouth, Livonia, Canton, Northville, Redford, Westland, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Dearborn Heights, and other locations in Oakland County and Wayne County Michigan. Call 734-432-1900 to make an appointment with the fibromyalgia doctor MI today!