Napscan't make up for a chronic lack of nighttime sleep -- a common problem for people with fibromyalgia -- but a quick nap or midday rest can go a long way in minimizing fibromyalgia fatigue. Even just a 10-minute power nap may help in dealing with fibromyalgia. Patients should talk with their fibromyalgia doctor about steps they can take to sleep more soundly.
Sean T. McGrath, MD
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How does napping affect fibromyalgia?
What may be responsible for chronic bone pains?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Bone pain tends to have a gnawing or throbbing quality. Bone cancers, osteoporosis, bone infections, or arthritis may all be responsible for chronic bone pains. Specific medicine may be required to treat the underlying cause of bone pain.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
How long will I need therapy for chronic neck and back pain?
Gerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic, answeredProlonged pain and tightness cause tissues to change in size, shape, consistency, strength, and flexibility, and a month or two of therapy will never achieve the lasting changes necessary to prevent the reoccurrences that lead to chronic pain. Given that it has likely taken years for you to develop aberrant tissue patterns, you must accept the fact that it will take months of dedicated and conscientious work to begin reversing those changes. It is illogical and implausible to expect that you can undo years of strain and neglect by going to a physical therapist or chiropractor three times a week for six or eight weeks. Even the best therapy or advice in the world will never make up for a lack of dedication and the necessary follow-through.
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