Fight pain like an Olympian

With the vaccination, some patients with chronic pain feel that their back or neck or neuropathic pain hurts more. I reassure them that it is temporary and will go away with time. It is nevertheless a fight daily, to be positive, to keep moving, to keep breathing, to never surrender to chronic pain. Once in a while you may need a minimally-invasive procedure like an injection to the muscle or joint or disc to break out of the vicious pain cycle.

How to cope with fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a challenging condition to treat. The causes are not clear but include possible immune system dysfunction with contribution from environmental and psychological factors. Treatment methods are varied and include medications, complementary medicine, psychotherapy and physiotherapy. There is ongoing research into therapies such as hyperbaric oxygen, transcranial magnetic stimulation and memantine/ketamine.