Key Features

  • Information on the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia is provided with a quick and clear reference for dealing with a group of difficult to manage patients.
  • The latest research findings are included in one place, eliminating the need to scan through multiple journals.
  • All aspects of this multifaceted syndrome are addressed to help make a clear diagnosis and select the most appropriate management.
  • Complementary approaches to treatment include answers to the questions many patients ask.
  • Content is written by a well-known osteopath with contributions from other expert professionals — providing a multidisciplinary view of the problem and a variety of approaches to management.

Table of Contents

1. The history and definition of fibromyalgia
2. Fibromyalgia's symptom patterns: Causes or effects?
3. Conditions associated with fibromyalgia
4. The causes of fibromyalgia: various hypotheses explored
5. Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia compared
6. Acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain
7. Interdisciplinary pain management in fibromyalgia
8. Differential diagnosis: myofascial pain syndrome.
9. Microcurrent therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
10. The metabolic rehabilitation of fibromyalgia patients
11. Integration: what seems to be helping?
12. Fibromyalgia: treating associated conditions
13. Bodywork approaches to fibromyalgia
14. A fibromyalgia protocol
15. Strain/counterstrain self-treatment for some FMS tender points
Appendix: Keeping a record
Index

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443072192
Electronic ISBN:
9780702034862