Is Medication the Best Treatment for Fibromyalgia?

If you’ve recently watched television, read a magazine, or run across any fibromyalgia information online, there’s a good chance you know the names of some top fibromyalgia medications. Fibromyalgia pain can be debilitating, and many doctors swear by drugs like Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. On the other hand, patients often complain that medication is not particularly helpful, and can even make the symptoms of fibromyalgia worse. So what is the solution? Are there better treatment options than prescription fibromyalgia medications? 

In a word, yes. A recent study by CureTogether, conducted over the course of three years, indicated that many patients find that the top fibromyalgia drugs worsen their symptoms, rather than alleviate them. In fact, based on information given by 1,144 patients, simple lifestyle adjustments like getting adequate rest, reducing stress, and avoiding alcohol are more helpful than medication. Some of the other practices that patients found useful were massage, hot baths, meditation, yoga, and deep breathing.

Holistic healing practitioners have long understood the power of natural, alternative treatments for fibromyalgia. Non-invasive treatment options include:

At our clinic, we strive to empower patients, and help them reach their own optimal level of wellness. To that end, we embrace a holistic healing approach to medicine, treating patients as whole people, offering drug free solutions whenever possible, and working with the body’s natural healing processes to promote health. The initial consultation is always free, so call today to learn how we can help you manage fibromyalgia, and any other health conditions with which you may be struggling.

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