Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome

The majority of chronic (longstanding) pain is myofascial pain. This is pain coming from the body’s muscles or fascia, usually in the form of painful ‘trigger points’ which cause local or crucially, referred pain. This means the trigger point/s causing an individual pain are often in a different place to where the pain is perceived! The strong sheets of fascia which cover muscles, joints and organs can also tighten up causing pain, limiting movement, and effecting tissue/organ function. ‘Myofascial adhesions’ in the bodies strong connective tissue (fascia) also develop for numerous reasons and can pull on sensitive tissue causing pain and various other symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a chronic debilitating illness largely characterised by widespread myofascial pain all over the body which can also involve nutrient deficiencies, auto-immune problems and a wide variety of other symptoms. I effectively address myofascial pain and fibromyalgia with a combination of trigger point therapy, myofascial release and advanced stretching, though progress is usually slow with fibromyalgia suffers due to the severity of their myofascial problems.

Alton Advanced Bodywork is Kipp Clark; an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist and specialist in Chronic Pain Treatment who treats clients in Alton, Fleet, Hampshire and Surrey.

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