Trigger Point Therapy and your Fibromyalgia.

Trigger Point Pain

I found a very insightful video today. It is about some of the perpetuating factors that may be adding to our Fibromyalgia pain. The underlying factors. Many of our doctors never address  what may actually be the cause of some of or adding to our pain.

In this short video by Mr. Frank Gresham, a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, CMTPT. Which is like a Physical therapist and/or Massage therapist…Certified in Trigger point and fascial constrictions. A fancy way to describe muscle pain. It refers to pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues. Fascia, being the connective tissue that covers the muscles.

This video describes the type of factors in which, his practice says is causing the pain. He looks for these factors or other constrictors before he starts your treatment. Even the little things like, the way you sleep. The way you hold yourself when you (say your a student) study.These may be significant contributors. And as he says, only then does he proceed to treat you. Sounds good right. I believe in massage therapy for my Fibromyalgia pain. But try to find one of these C.M.T.P.T.’s in your city or state, that’s another story. I tracked down only one in the whole state of California.

What I am trying to say is, I think this kind of therapy that may actually have a place in Fibromyalgia treatment. Is it however, realistic to believe we can or will receive this kind of forward thinking therapy now or in the near future?

Use the above link to view the video, it is very interesting. With as mentioned Frank Gresham. He practices in West Springfield, Virginia. Information is also taken from the book by Dr. Janet Travell’s book “Myofascial pain and Dysfunction”

Let me know what you think about this type of treatment…and do you know an practitioners using it. -April

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aprilb

This is a blog for all Fibromyalgia sufferers. I have fibromyalgia myself. I blog about my fibro health and life. The problems I have with Fibromyalgia and how I solve them. I write about therapies, medications and the life itself, as a disabled person who wants to be thought of as normal. I have two children, they both live at home with me. Both boys they are 22 and 18 years of age. I also have at home three dogs and two cats. Yes, sometimes it’s like a zoo around here. I live in California. I am surviving on Social Security Disability Insurance and marketing online. It has been slow going but I am making it work. I am no longer able to work outside the home because of the fibromyalgia. I used to be a Loan Officer for a large mortgage company. I also have a Real Estate license. I use to be a very busy person. The fibromyalgia has taken a lot out of me. As I am sure it has for you too. So I write for you, the hurting and disabled with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, IBS, and all the other symptoms we so boldly carry. My hope is that you’ll get some value out of this blog. Always feel as if you can comment on my views. I would love to hear some interaction from my readers. I have created the site to truly help people that are experiencing difficulty in their own lives with Fibromyalgia. Many people in America and all over the world are suffering from this disease. This site is dedicated to helping provide the most up to date information about living and coping with Fibromyalgia in your everyday life. I am not a doctor, nor am I licensed to give medical advice in any way. Any information you find on my blog is strictly an opinion and should not be taken as medical advice. You are responsible for any information you use from this site in your own life. Please talk with a licensed, medical professional before making any important decisions about your health or illness. Thank you. Sincerely, April Baldner (myfibrolife)