More people are claiming disability for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue every year, but it's not the pain that disables workers; it is the "Fibro-Fog" that often accompanies Fibromyalgia that is debilitating.
Fibro-Fog can have several manifestations including: difficulty with word use and recall, short term memory problems, directional disorientation, multitasking difficulty, confusion and trouble concentrating and finally with performing simple mental math. These are the types of problems that are disabling workers and seem to become worse with increasing pain levels.
Control the Pain and you Control the Brain Fog
Patients who can control their pain levels have less Brain Fog. The key to control Fibromyalgia Pain is to get to the point where you can regularly exercise. Most Fibromyalgia pain sufferers overdo the exercise initially, which will aggravate pain levels instead of improve them. The secret is to start with very low impact exercise and for very short durations, 5 or 6 minutes. Yoga is one of the best exercises for Fibromyalgia.
For many, the experience of exercise is too painful to consider. If this describes you, contact The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center.