Fibromyalgia Treatment


Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. It often coexists with other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, and depression.


Common symptoms include widespread pain that lasts for more than three months, fatigue, cognitive difficulties often referred to as “fibro fog,” sleep disturbances, and heightened sensitivity to pain.


The exact cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. It may be triggered by physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress.

Risk Factors

  • Gender: Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than men.
  • Family history: Having a family member with fibromyalgia increases the risk.
  • Other disorders: Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases may increase susceptibility.
  • Trauma: Physical or emotional trauma can trigger or exacerbate symptoms.
  • Stress: High levels of stress may contribute to the onset or worsening of fibromyalgia symptoms.


  • Regular exercise: Low-impact aerobic exercises and strength training may help reduce symptoms.
  • Stress management: Techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation exercises can help manage stress levels.
  • Healthy lifestyle: Maintaining a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may help prevent symptoms from worsening.
  • Pace yourself: Avoid overexertion and learn to listen to your body’s signals to avoid triggering symptoms.
  • Seek support: Joining a support group or seeking counseling can provide emotional support and coping strategies.


Atlas Physiotherapy offers hands-on therapies that can complement the recovery process for fibromyalgia.

Hands-on therapy, such as massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care, can alleviate fibromyalgia by reducing muscle tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation.

These therapies may also help manage pain and improve the overall quality of life for individuals living with fibromyalgia.

Contact our team for more information on how we can help you get back to doing what you enjoy.