People with fibromyalgia are often told “it’s all in your head” or “it doesn’t seem that bad, just suck it up.” At BodyGears Physical Therapy, we know the pain signals you’re experiencing are real and that living with an invisible condition can impact your everyday life. With chronic stress, depression, or injury, the body’s nervous system can be set on overdrive and lead to a whole host of musculoskeletal pains across the body. The good news is that with the proper treatment, the balance of the nervous system can be restored, lessening symptoms and leading to pain-free movement.

Fibrom Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia describes a cluster of symptoms including fatigue, tender areas of the body, muscle pains and changes in mood. These symptoms typically occur from long-term pain and an over-active sympathetic nervous system. This system is part of the autonomic nervous system responsible for the fight or flight response. For more information on the effects of long-term pain, see our Chronic Pain webpage.

At Body Gears, we focus on your individual needs. A thorough evaluation by a physical therapist will reveal what the focus of your treatment will be. By restoring natural range of motion, relieving muscle trigger points and improving your body’s ability to regulate its nerve impulses, you can achieve pain-free motion.

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