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Fibromyalgia back pain

I have been having back pain that is getting so terrible it is almost hard to do anything.  I need some advise.
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Hi,
Along with the many symptoms caused by fibromyalgia syndrome, back pain is often a real complaint for the majority of FMS sufferers There are a number of effective back pain treatments that you can use to help alleviate your pain. Here are some of the best for back pain relief.
Heat
Heat is an excellent remedy for most muscle aches and pains, and it works particularly well for the upper and lower back. Heat works to relax the muscles and encourage circulation, allowing your body to heal itself. Popular heat therapies include:
Heat Wraps: Heat wraps are made out of special, heat-retaining materials, and can be warmed in the microwave or in a tub of warm water. You then tie the wrap around the section of your back that hurts. Special wraps are available which are contoured to the lower back, upper back, and neck and shoulder regions. You can wear these all night long, for up to eight hours of relief.
Heating Pad: Heating pads are inexpensive and easy to use. Simply place a heating pad on the back of your chair or in your bed, just before going to sleep. Heating pads help to target specific areas of pain.
Warm Baths: Warm baths, spas, or hot tubs are also excellent for relieving fibromyalgia back pain. They help to encourage restful sleep, which gives your body the time it needs to heal itself.
Back Supports
Back supports have long been used by those with upper and lower back pain, and can work wonders for you, especially if you spend long hours in front of the computer at the office. Invest in a back support made out of foam or synthetic materials, as these are sturdy and breathable. Look for a support that has:
a lumbar support (a curve that fits into the lower back region)
a high back (as this will ensure that your neck and shoulders are properly aligned)
an adjustable back (which will allow you to place it properly in any chair)
Back pain exercises –
Exercises that specifically target your back can help to alleviate pain. This is because exercises help to strengthen your back muscles, pulling your spine back into alignment. Be careful not to overdo it with these exercises, however.
Back pain can often be relieved by turning to alternative therapies. These therapies help to relieve muscle soreness, while increasing circulation to speed up muscle repair. Be sure to look for a qualified practitioner before engaging in any of these therapies, however. Also, don’t forget to ask if the practitioner is experienced in treating fibromyalgia patients. Some alternative back pain treatments to try include:
acupuncture ,massage therapy ,hydrotherapy. Hope this helps you .Take care and regards !

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