Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by – and perhaps related to – other physical and mental conditions that include fatigue, cognitive impairment, irritable bowel syndrome and sleep disturbance. And more than 90 percent of those diagnosed with the syndrome are women.
But hope may be on the horizon for sufferers of this debilitating and painful condition.
A clinical trial involving women diagnosed with fibromyalgia showed the painful condition improved in every one of the 48 who completed two months of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Brain scans of the women before and after treatment gave credence to the theory that abnormal conditions in pain-related areas of the brain may be responsible for the syndrome.
Full story available here – Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers.
Image courtesy Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research