6 patient evaluations for Massage Therapy taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Jun 25, 2012 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Be sure your massage therapist is experienced in dealing with fibromyalgia and is willing to listen and seeks your input. Remember that you are in charge of the session, not the massage therapist, but be open to their input, as well.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Apr 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body joint ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Tried hot stone massage and felt great, but next few days were painful. Muscles/nerves had been manipulated that maybe shouldn't have? Not sure. Haven't felt like going when I've had time since, or weather prevented.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 20, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: This treatment has given me my life back. I went for two months once a week and now I go about once every month. It has taken away my pain, gotten me off drugs completely and given me my energy and smile back. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is currently suffering. It was the first time that I ever went to any doctor, therapist, etc. and they actually said they were going to be able to fix me. I finally had a small sliver of hope and it turned out to be a true gift.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Pain

Apr 23, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I really do enjoy going for my massages. It not only helps with decreasing my pain but it also helps with overall relaxation and stess relief. I also find it is very beneficial in lowering my anxiety levels and just gives me an overall general feeling of wellbeing.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 3, 2009 (Started Jan 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness in jaw)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pressure headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body joint ache)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle aches, soreness, stiffness, muscle pain, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Pain, muscle aches, stiffness, muscle pain, soreness

May 6, 2009 (Started Jan 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for whole body joint ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness in jaw)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pressure headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle aches, soreness, stiffness, muscle pain, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: I do recommend this treatment, because it does get those tough knots out of our muscles, which does make me feel a bit better, after the initial shock and pain.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Pain, muscle aches, stiffness, muscle pain, soreness

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body joint ache)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in shoulders)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pressure headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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