By Tim Kohut, According to a press release from Cannabis Science, a firm that specializes in the creation of marijuana-based therapeutics, the company has developed two new cannabis-based medications for patients suffering from fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy nerve pain. How They Work The medications, which are essentially cannabis-based painkillers, will be
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help to ease fibromyalgia pain and may even be able to reverse the condition, according to a new study out of Israel. The study, conducted by researchers from Tel-Aviv University, involved a clinical trial of 60 women with fibromyalgia diagnoses. Each week for
By David Kent, LMT, NCTMB Knowing the specific pain patterns of each muscle gives you many advantages over your competition and allows you to most effectively apply your specialized skills. This knowledge allows you to efficiently assess, educate and design treatment plans tailored to your patient’s complaints. The gluteus
By melissa ericksonMore In Fibromyalgia patients are being sought for a clinical trial on the blood test. Suffering from fibromyalgia means dealing with pain, sleep disturbances, depression, and thinking and memory problems. Just as hard can be the skepticism from friends, family and the medical community who
The anti-depressant Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause a host of side effects, but stopping the drug could also provoke unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. We have received so many complaints about duloxetine side effects that we have lost count. Far more disturbing are the number of people who tell us how hard it
By Wyatt Redd, A most exceedingly awful aspect regarding fibromyalgia, other than the ceaseless agony and exhaustion, must be the way that individuals who experience the ill effects of fibromyalgia are in danger of such a significant number of different conditions like immune system maladies and especially, chronic cerebral pains.
By Amy Stenehjem,M.D I’ve written this article to help educate those who want to learn about chronic illness. It is written from my perspective, that of a doctor who treated patients with chronic illness for many years, and who spent five years of my life homebound due to chronic illness.
By ANGUS MCBRIDE, MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS FAR MORE EFFECTIVE AT TREATING SYMPTOMS OF FIBROMYALGIA THAN ANY OF THE THREE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO TREAT THE DISORDER. That is one of the surprise findings in an online survey of over 1,300 fibromyalgia patients conducted by the National
In a recent study of patients suffering from fibromyalgia, nearly half of the patients were recorded as having moderate to severe nerve damage in their skin cells. The nerve damage done to the nerve fibers has been deemed small-fiber polyneuropathy, or SFPN. Small-fiber polyneuropathy is caused by a