Post by winterwhispers on Nov 8, 2010 19:31:37 GMT -8
I have fibro and was wondering if anyone else out there with fibro has done massage and/or chiropractic to help with the pain. I've had one massage and yet to start the chiropractic. I'm honestly desperate to try just about anything to help with the pain (and bad posture)
Massage makes me ache more, and since its pretty expensive around here, I don't bother to keep going back.
But, leaning against something hard for a few seconds leaves that area on me achy, so your mileage may vary. I'd say give massage a try, it might work for you. I've heard others say they enjoy it.
Chiropractic is also something I can't afford, so I've never tried it for fibro.
I have fairly good posture, so it isn't an issue for me.
I know this didn't help much, but I wanted to post a reply.
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Post by winterwhispers on Nov 12, 2010 20:35:53 GMT -8
Well, I got xrays done and I have a feeling at least some of my pain is caused by the compression in my neck and my lower back. Of course, that doesn't explain the rest of my body, but it's a start. The massage does help some, and the chiropractic I'm still unsure about. I saw the other dr in the office today and he said it may be a couple weeks of adjustments before I start to feel better instead of worse. I got massage before 2 of my 3 adjustments and those seemed to be more successful adjustments. Luckily, our insurance covers both chiropractic and massage 90%.
Post by winterwhispers on Nov 16, 2010 17:39:06 GMT -8
Well, since obviously others have read the thread.... I will update. Both the chiropractic and massage help, in the short term. As in for a couple hours afterwards I feel great, then after that, I feel like crap again. I will keep going though, because each time I go, the good feeling effect seems to last longer and longer. and I can tell a difference in my posture from the adjustments. I want to naturally sit up straighter and that's a good thing.
Heidi, next time you go to a PT, ask for ultrasound with electronic stim. I bet it will help quite a bit in relaxing the inner muscles. The electronic stim helps get things to last longer and is quite a bit like a massage.
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One of my close friends is a massage therapist, and apparently therapeutic massage is supposed to hurt a little. When I lived near her, she used to give me a discount and I'd book her as often as I could afford, and let her beat the crap out of me. I loved it.
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Post by winterwhispers on Dec 8, 2010 10:36:57 GMT -8
I saw a different therapist last night for my massage and how very different. She is more of a deep tissue massage style, where the gal I normally go to is more gentle. I'm not sure how much experience this new chick has with treating patients with Fibromyalgia, but it hurt like hell. When I came out though, my usual lady was standing there and she looked at me and said, "oh, she melted you!" I guess I had a glazed over look on my face. While it did hurt some, it did help a lot and I was able to sleep well last night. Well, paired with my muscle relaxer that is.