04 Mar CRYOTHERAPY FOR FYBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS?
For sufferers of fibromyalgia, crippling pain and overwhelming fatigue are a daily reality. The incurable disease causes chronic muscle pain and tightness, severe fatigue and decreased energy, insomnia, memory difficulties, migraines, reduced tolerance to exercise and many more debilitating symptoms.
We know symptoms can get worse in certain conditions, as well as with fatigue, hormonal changes and stress, however very little is known about how fibromyalgia arises. The therapy for the condition is mostly done by the patient, with resistance exercise training recommended by the NHS. Relaxation techniques and better sleep techniques are also recommended, as well as the prescription of pharmaceuticals.
Studies have shown that regular body Cryotherapy can really improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially when combined with the above therapies. Cryotherapy has been successfully applied in the treatment of the condition for some time now, and has been shown to have a positive effect on the following symptoms of fibromyalgia:
- Pain and pain memory
- Disrupted muscle relaxation and increased tendency for muscular fatigue
- Restrictions in the mobility of joints as a result of muscle fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Depressive moods
- Orthostatic regulatory disruption
- Organic causes with secondary fibromyalgia (when fibromyalgia occurs as a result of another disease), also spinal diseases, inflammatory-rheumatic diseases and psoriasis.
Studies have shown that after 20- 30 cold therapy treatments, sufferers have had continued improvements with the above symptoms. Combined with daily mobilisation and flexibility exercises, performed one to three hours after Cryotherapy, the therapeutic benefits can last even longer.
Cryotherapy is designed to trigger thermal stress that will promote blood vessel constriction and slow nerve signals, which results in pain relief. This effect can also act positively on sleep disorders and depressive symptoms that can occur with fibromyalgia, resulting in more restful sleep after just a few Cryotherapy sessions.
It is safe to say that the combination of improved mental and physical dimensions in a patient’s life as a result of Cryotherapy can improve the well-being of a fibromyalgia sufferer, and here at Cryoice Clinics, we have regular client’s who agree.
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