Fibromyalgia remains a debilitating yet elusive condition that affects approximately 5 million Americans, almost 90 percent of whom are women.
Although the symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) vary greatly among the afflicted, the most common complaints are pain and tenderness throughout the body combined with a pervasive and consuming fatigue.
After decades of research, medical scientists discovered and demonstrated that laser therapy is a highly effective method of treating this chronic condition. In Draper, Utah, Utah Laser Therapy is proud to offer this safe, drug-free method of treating this challenging disease.
FM sufferers often struggle to describe their symptoms in a way that makes sense to someone unfamiliar with the disease.
Primarily characterized by trigger points that radiate pain, the tenderness and discomfort of FM leaves patients highly fatigued and unable to sleep. Mornings bring almost unbearable stiffness, and headaches, numbness and tingling in the extremities further add to the collection of discomforts.
The other pervasive symptom, known as “Fibro fog,” is characterized by problems with memory and cognitive functioning.
Researchers have not yet identified a cause. However, FM has been correlated with some diseases and illnesses, repetitive injuries and traumatic events such as major car accidents. Having rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or spinal arthritis increases a patient’s chances of developing FM.
Laser Therapy Conquers Fibromyalgia Pain
Of all the symptoms associated with this condition, it is the pervasive pain that patients most often lament. But despite decades of trials, no consistently effective medications have been identified for treating fibromyalgia.
Primarily, doctors have used antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs in combination with physical therapy and exercise. This approach to treatment left much to be desired for many patients, some of whom saw no relief of their symptoms.
Therapeutic laser treatment is now recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as both safe and effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia. And as new research is published, the scientific community also recognizes this approach, especially when used as a part of an overall wellness strategy.
Safe and Effective Fibromyalgia Treatment with Laser Therapy
The research not only proves that laser therapy is effective for treating fibromyalgia, but it also a safe approach with virtually no side effects, according to a study performed by the Dicle University School of Medicine in Turkey.
Laser treatments for fibromyalgia are easy and painless. They take only a few minutes and many patients feel the effects immediately.
The laser’s energy stimulates cell growth and regeneration, triggers an anti-inflammatory response and stimulates the nerves. And because of laser therapy’s mechanism of action, only the affected areas of the body respond to the treatment.
Patients report a marked decrease in pain and a significant increase in their quality of life.
Utah Laser Therapy provides therapeutic treatment for a variety of conditions, including diabetic neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis and back pain. Contact our Draper, Utah, office today to learn more about our services and to schedule your consultation for laser therapy for fibromyalgia.