A Practitioner's Guide to
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Leon Chaitow, Osteopathic Practitioner and Senior
Lecturer, University of Westminister, London, UK
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a relatively
"new" condition in that it was officially recognized and
classified as a diagnosable condition only in 1990. It is a complex
syndrome and sufferers may experience a wide variety of symptoms, from
headaches and fatigue to widespread muscular pain or irritable bowel
syndrome. Some people still refuse to recognize Fibromyalgia as a single
syndrome but it is now estimated to be the second common condition
encountered in clinics for the treatment of chronic pain. It is now accepted
that many people with chronic low back pain will go on to develop FMS.
This high prevalence of FMS in the general population is regarded as
highly significant and has considerable implications for the provision
and funding of relevant health care.
This book aims to help practitioners to recognize the
syndrome and to plan for its appropriate treatment and management.
The Medical Massage Practitioner will find treatment
suggestions especially in regards to Myofascial and Trigger Point