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When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I felt completely overwhelmed when I googled “fibromyalgia treatment.” There’s more than 4 million results!!! Like most, I initially depended on big-name sources like WebMD, the Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes for Health for information on the best treatments for fibromyalgia. These sites were great for the basics, but as I got further into my treatment, it became evident that I wasn’t going to be cured with a pill. I knew I was going to have to take a more holistic approach to my treatment.
Cindy Perlin’s book, “The Truth about Chronic Pain Treatments,” would have been a great help to me in those early months when I was rabidly researching any and everything to help reduce my fibro pain. A chronic pain survivor, Perlin has done the hard work for us by researching the best and worst chronic pain treatments, and then organizing her findings into simple, easy-to-understand chapters. Curious if massage is good for fibromyalgia? The answer is in Perlin’s chapter on manipulative and body-based practices. Or maybe your physician recently mentioned trying neurontin/gabapentin? Perlin’s chapter on pharmaceutical treatments gives us the lowdown on which medications are most effective for chronic pain.
There are also chapters devoted to:
- Energy healing
- Low-level laser therapy
- And multidisciplinary programs
While “The Truth” isn’t focused exclusively on fibromyalgia, I used the helpful index in the back of the book to drill down to the pages most relevant for fibromyalgia. I even learned about a couple of new-to-me fibro treatments – one of which was biofeedback. After reading about Perlin’s own experience with biofeedback, it’s piqued my interest enough to consider trying it.
“The Truth about Chronic Pain Treatments” would be an excellent resource for anyone who is working with chronic pain patients, but it’s also a good reference manual for patients who want to know the best strategies for managing pain.
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