- Mar 11, 2016
Fibromyalgia patients are inundated with constant spasms of pain and the temptation to exclusively rely on medication is great. A variety of pain management techniques are available. Massage is one of them. Deep massage is the most effective though FM is a challenge to patients due to allodynia. Deep breathing also helps in stress reduction which has a direct bearing on pain. A very effective method is biofeedback which is the monitoring of the bodies' physiological mechanisms like temperature and pulse rate. This gives a clue as to the causative factors. An electromyogram is used to measure muscle shortening in real time to monitor pain impulses.