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This group is dedicated to formulating a good knowledge base from which MT's can obtain a high level of understanding of  the condition and how best to treat the fibromyalgia client seeking their help.   

Location: World wide.
Members: 105
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2018

The video above was created by a sufferer to convey just how complex and depressing the condition can be.

When a fibromyalgia client first visits you for treatment, it is vital to show empathy and understanding. This is due to the likelyhood she will have had an extreamly long and difficult journey in obtaining a diagnosis,  The double wammy, aggresive invisable pain, and not being believed by familly or medical profession because on the outside these clients look to be in ok health. In these cases support group information will be of help. =

Chronic Pain - Is it All in Their Head? - Daniel J. Clauw M.D. The video below is a presentation by Andrew Gross MD head of Rheumatology clinic at  the University of California. Massage Therapy gets very little mention in his presentation and exemplifies that MT is still struggling to get proper recognition for the help we can offer the fibromyalgia sufferer. The video does offer good insight into the possible causes and changes in the central nervous system which is well worth understanding.


An article by Eric Dalton

September/October's  by Cara McGuinnis

Thanks to Kelly Sanders for the facebook link!/groups/108380879231706/

Linked in Fibromyalgia research info.


Discussion Forum

” What type of massage therapy doctors should choose to refer their patience for treatments????

Hello members .On the February 2nd 2012 we witnessed a press release related massage therapy of extreme healing power.Massaging muscles may reduce inflammation, spur mitochondria formation. USA Today…Continue

Started by Boris Prilutsky Feb 13, 2012.

Is massage therapy recognized as an therapeutic /medical procedure???

Is  massage therapy recognized as an therapeutic /medical procedure???This link is to my article on this subject, where I am not only answering this question but also proposing practical steps.…Continue

Started by Boris Prilutsky Dec 11, 2011.

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Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on March 14, 2013 at 9:06am

  The prevalence of chronic pain in developing countries
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Pain Management, March 2013, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 83-86.
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  Patients with pain are not all the same: considering fear of pain and other individual factors in treatment
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Pain Management, March 2013, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 87-89.
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  Controlled-release systems in neuropathic pain
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on March 14, 2013 at 9:03am

Dwelling on stressful events can increase inflammation in the body, study finds

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on March 9, 2013 at 6:08am

µ-Opioid Receptors Impaired in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on February 28, 2013 at 5:41am
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on February 22, 2013 at 1:47pm
That's interesting, thanks Eduardo :)
Comment by Eduardo Barrera on February 22, 2013 at 12:17pm

Hey Stephen,  Glad you mentioned Devin's book.  I had written a piece for her book as well as Mari Skelly's "Women Living with Fibromyalgia".

Did you see this study where there was a 97% misdiagnosis:

Now if you want to see my seasoned and reasoned rant, go to LinkedIn and check out the group Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Life Magazine.  You may want to chime in there too.

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on February 22, 2013 at 9:52am

With no apparent cause to explain the widespread pains of fibromyalgia patients, many doctors dismissed their complaints.

To Dr. Jon Russell, a Union College alum living in Texas who spent his career tilting against a malady many colleagues regarded like windmills, the patient suffering appeared genuine.

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on February 22, 2013 at 9:48am
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on February 22, 2013 at 9:46am

Fibromyalgia (FM) and
Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
with Devin Starlanyl

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on February 22, 2013 at 9:45am

The American College of Rheumatology
Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia
and Measurement of Symptom Severity


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