Handbook for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Muscle Pain

Handbook for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Muscle Pain

by Gayle Backstrom, Bernard R. Rubin
     
 

Chronic muscle pain, stiffness, flulike ailments, sleep disorders, tension headaches-these symptoms may indicate the presence of fibromyalgia (FM), an as yet incurable chronic illness. This revised and expanded edition of When Muscle Pain Won't Go Away offers you hope for coping with FM and shows you how to get on with your life. With the assistance of Dr.See more details below

Overview

Chronic muscle pain, stiffness, flulike ailments, sleep disorders, tension headaches-these symptoms may indicate the presence of fibromyalgia (FM), an as yet incurable chronic illness. This revised and expanded edition of When Muscle Pain Won't Go Away offers you hope for coping with FM and shows you how to get on with your life. With the assistance of Dr. Bernard R. Rubin, author Gayle Backstrom, a sufferer herself, provides the information you need to know about FM, including how it is diagnosed, basic symptoms and conditions, treatment options, pain-relieving exercises that are easy to follow, and effective coping strategies. You'll also learn the latest medical findings on such topics as:

  • Alternative ways to alleviate pain, including stress management, biofeedback, holistic medicine, and dietary changes
  • FM in children
  • Raising FM awareness
  • Medical conditions associated with FM
This one-of-a-kind guide contains helpful appendices with listings of FM support groups nationwide, an online information source list, available publications, and a listing of FM researchers.

More than ten million people in this country suffer from FM .This valuable guide succesfully demystifies this painful condition and offers you ways to come to grips with FM and lead a productive life. You'll learn:

  1. The latest FM research and treatment options
  2. How to deal with the physical, emotional, and psycho- logical changes FM has made in your life
  3. Important information about the medications com- monly prescribed for FM sufferers
  4. Simple range-of-motion exercises and tips for aerobic activities
  5. How to find, join, or start FM support groups

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760721827
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Edition description:
completely revised & expanded
Pages:
214

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