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Relieve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Polymyalgia With a Massage Chair

If you suffer from pain in the joints and muscles areas then you may have polymyalgia. If you have stiffness in the ligaments and tendons then you may have fibromyalgia. Although both conditions can cause stiffness and pain, one involves the joints and muscles where as the other involves the ligaments and tendons. The result of either situation is the muscles become tense and stiff. A number of chiropractic doctors have been treating both conditions using massage chairs are some aspects of their treatment.
by SteveEsquire


If you suffer from pain in the joints and muscles areas then you may have polymyalgia. If you have stiffness in the ligaments and tendons then you may have fibromyalgia. Although both conditions can cause stiffness and pain, one involves the joints and muscles where as the other involves the ligaments and tendons. The result of either situation is the muscles become tense and stiff. A number of chiropractic doctors have been treating both conditions using massage chairs are some aspects of their treatment.

Fibromyalgia is termed a syndrome or a chronic illness. This syndrome can cause intense pain and extraordinary fatigue. Fibromyalgia affects the ligaments and tendons making them stiff. These symptoms can be prevalent in every part of the body. Muscular spasms and muscle burning are other common complaints of a person afflicted with fibromyalgia.

Polymyalgia is a rheumatic disorder and is commonly traced to the elderly. Most of these elderly have family descendents from the north of Europe. Most of the cases reported for polymyalgia are for women. The joints can become stiff making routine tasks difficult.

Possible origins of polymyalgia may come from a genetic disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder or environmental factor although this is not certain. The symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are stiffness and pain in the muscles of the upper thighs, neck, hips, shoulders, upper arms. Sufferers may also have weight loss, fever, and/or loss of appetite. These symptoms can come on without warning.

Treatment starts with natural methods such as massage therapy and if unsuccessful, then drug therapy may be used to decrease symptoms and improve the quality of life. Both of these conditions affect the soft tissues. They become stiff and rigid which causes aches, pains and discomforts.

In a situation of both fibromyalgia and polymyalgia, restoring flexibility to the joints muscles tendons and ligaments is of vital importance. Remember, as you stretch out your muscles that are stiff, most likely they will hurt when you start. You must overcome the pain of the stiffness in order to restore the flexibility in these areas.

Since pain is a symptom of both fibromyalgia and polymyalgia, massage chairs have found to be an effective method of relief. Massage chairs help to restore flexibility while also decreasing the associated pain with these conditions. Of course, since the soft tissues are stiff, all initial activity to restore flexibility may result in some initial pain to start.

These two conditions are very debilitating to those with them. The constant dull sensation of pain and stiffness is tough to bear. Furthermore since research is preliminary, there is no cure. Relieving the symptoms is very important to those with this situation. Many sufferers have found a good friend with a massage chair.

Both of these conditions can be highly frustrating for patients, since there is no cure. The symptoms are the focus of treatment until a cure is found. In their frustration with seeking these measures many people do turn to alternative treatment to help themselves in relief of their pain symptoms. Many have found a massage chair as an indispensible tool in coping with both conditions.

Massage chairs provide effective massage therapy and have full body capability. Additional therapeutic treatments are included in massage chairs such as heating elements, traction systems and even music players. These help to restore the elasticity back to the soft tissue areas affected by these conditions. Consult with your health care professional on treatments that are right for your condition.

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