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Author: Sharon Ostalecki
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2008.
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From the Publisher: Fibromyalgia is a severe musculoskeletal pain and fatigue syndrome that afflicts approximately 3 to 6 million Americans. Fibromyalgia: The Complete Guide from Medical Experts and Patients is a comprehensive guide for patients and families. The book provides authoritative, practical advice and answers to common questions about this condition to help patients and families achieve a greater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Ostalecki
ISBN: 9780763746407 0763746401
OCLC Number: 191767571
Description: xxiii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Contributors --
Editor's biography --
1: Fibromyalgia / Joseph Meerchaert, and Peter Ianni --
Understanding fibromyalia --
Diagnosis --
Examination --
Causes of pain in FM --
Treatment team --
Final word --
2: Fibromyalgia: A Patients Perspective / Jane Charlton --
3: Sleep: An Overview / M Safwan Dadr, and Anan Salloum --
Physiology of sleep --
Sleep disorders --
Conclusion --
4: Interventional Treatments For Fibromyalgia And Other Pain Conditions / Dennis W Dobritt --
Trigger point injections --
Nerve blocks --
Spinal injections --
Cryolesioning and radiofrequency lesioning --
Intervertebral disc procedures --
Advanced interventional therapies --
5: Pharmacology Management of Fibromyalgia / Randy Schad, RPh --
Drug therapy --
Potential herbal and prescription medication interaction --
Conclusion --
6: Growing Up, Living with, And Managing Fibromyalgia / Jerry Sauve --
7: Endocrine Dysfunction Concurrent With Fibromyalgia / Sander J Paul --
Thyroid disease --
Adrenal disease --
Conclusions --
8: Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) And Facial Pain / Ghabi Kaspo, DDS --
Musculoskeletal disorders --
TMJ anatomy --
Symptoms of TMD --
Additional symptoms associated with TMD --
TMD treatment --
Self-management --
Finding a specialist --
9: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Concurrent With Fibromyalgia / Olafur S Palsson, PsyD and Donald Moss, PhD --
Nature of IBS --
Demographics --
Causes of IBS --
Impact of IBS --
IBS and fibromyalgia --
Treatment of IBS --
Future direction of treatment --
1: Acupuncture In The Management Of Fibromyalgia / Mitchell Elkiss, DO --
Ancient theory of acupuncture --
Modern theories of acupuncture --
Chronic pain --
Acupuncture for chronic pain/fibromyalgia --
How does acupuncture work? --
Fibromyalgia --
Acupuncture treatment --
Advantages of acupuncture --
11: Visual Problems Concurrent With Fibromyalgia / Randy Houdek, OD --
Eye problems directly related to fibromyalgia --
Complications secondary to treatment options --
12: Coming to terms with chronic pain / Peter Ianni, PhD --
Fibromyalgia and the nervous system --
Treatment --
13: ADHD And Fibromyalgia: Related Conditions? / Joel L Young, MD and Judith Redmond, MA --
Surprising early findings --
Disease-state impact --
ADHD --
AFRSC --
Case study --
We need to know more --
14: Guy's Perspective: The Other 20% Of The Fibro Population / Robert S Leider --
15: Physical Therapy Evaluation And Treatment Of Fibromyalgia / Loren DeVinney, PT, OMPT --
Brain and muscle dysfunction --
Special challenges in managing fibromyalgia --
Developing a treatment plan --
Plan of care --
Choosing a muscle therapist --
Patient education --
Phases of physical therapy --
16: Posture/Body Mechanic Training / Loren DeVinney, PT, OMPT --
Proper posture --
Evaluation of posture --
Poor posture corrections --
Posture exercises --
Body mechanics --
Ergonomics --
Conclusion --
17: Self Management Techniques / Sharon Ostalecki, PhD --
Learning --
Journaling --
Saying "no" --
Delegating --
Prioritizing --
Stress reduction --
Support groups --
Basics summarized --
18: Healing Through Yoga / Sarah Bates, OTR, RYT --
How and why yoga helps relieve fibromyalgia --
Practicing yoga --
Attending yoga classes --
For people experiencing severe flare-ups or new to yoga --
For people experiencing moderate flare-ips, recovering from severe flare-ups, stable with some symptoms, or with some yoga experience --
For endurance --
For people in remission-either symptom-free or close to it --
19: Nutrition And Healing / Sharon Ostalecki, PhD --
Disease and nutrition --
Hypoglycemia --
Diet --
Fuel efficiency --
Food sensitivities --
Final note --
20: Journey To Motherhood / Gina Hutter --
21: Importance Of Foot And Ankle Alignment In Fibromyalgia / Ernst Bastian, CO --
Common foot problems in fibromyalgia patients --
Orthotics --
Shoes --
22: Behaviorally Reconnecting Mind And Body / Donald Moss, PhD --
Signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia --
Mechanisms of fibromyalgia addressed by mind-body therapies --
Precipitating factors or events leading to the onset of fibromyalgia --
Mind-body therapy approaches for fibromyalgia --
How can you benefit? --
Resources --
23: Did You Get The License Number Of The Truck That Hit Me? / Jenny Melkvik --
Resources --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Sharon Ostalecki.
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From the Publisher: Fibromyalgia is a severe musculoskeletal pain and fatigue syndrome that afflicts approximately 3 to 6 million Americans. Fibromyalgia: The Complete Guide from Medical Experts and Patients is a comprehensive guide for patients and families. The book provides authoritative, practical advice and answers to common questions about this condition to help patients and families achieve a greater understanding of all aspects of dealing with fibromyalgia.

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