Physiotherapy for Fibromyalgia Treatment in Tirana, Albania

Learn about fibromyalgia symptoms, causes, and treatments. FisioCenter Tirana provides the best information to make you understand the reason behind your fibromyalgia and get professional help. 

Research in the field of fibromyalgia has made great progress in recent years. FisioCenter provides the most suitable and appropriate fibromyalgia treatments in Albania. Our staff is highly trained and focused in order to complete every treatment plan in the shortest possible period of time and let you return to your daily routine as well as have a healthy lifestyle.

Our physiotherapy clinic is headed by Dr. Andrea Settembrini who specializes in Osteopathic Spine Center Education of Bologna. At the same time our clinic is the only physical therapy clinic which is specialized and certified in Albania and has the most experienced and well-prepared physiotherapists in Tirana.

Imagine solving the problem of fibromyalgia quickly and efficiently while having the opportunity to get back to your daily routine and experience no more pain. Our staff works closely in order to understand all your body needs and offer you the right answers. 

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What is Fibromyalgia treatment in physiotherapy?

In fibromyalgia patients have diffuse and, often, severe pain throughout the body. Patients typically report that they feel “like their skin hurts”. In addition, they suffer from headaches, insomnia and sleep disturbances (restless legs syndrome), intestinal and stomach problems. Almost all of their tests are negative, which is why they often hear doctors talk to them about a “psychological problem”. 

Indeed, in the history of many patients with fibromyalgia, there is an episode, which caused intense mental stress (loss of a loved one, divorce, dismissal, etc.) and is temporarily associated with the onset of fibromyalgia symptoms, but the cause of fibromyalgia is not “psychological” or “mental”.

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Andrea Settembrini

Licensed in Physiotherapy, specialized in OSCE (Osteopathic spine center education) for Osteopathy (5 years) in Bologna and certified in Movement Sciences in Rome, Italy.

Important Information and questions

The symptoms of fibromyalgia are developed slowly, in a period of weeks or months. The pattern of development of symptoms varies from person to person and can be:

  1. Muscle pain at the base of the skull, neck and shoulder.
  2. Muscle pain in the upper back, head, abdomen, hips and thighs.
  3. Extreme tiredness (fatigue).
  4. Difficulty sleeping.
  5. Problems with mental processes (fibro-fog), such as problems with memory and concentration.
  6. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a digestive condition which causes stomach ache and bloating.
  7. Anxiety.
  8. Depression.
  9. Dry eyes.
  10. Low pain threshold or tender points.
  11. Feeling nervous or worried.
  12. Numbness and burning in the hands or feet.
  13. Irritable bladder.
  14. Dry mouth.

For the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it is not necessary an imaging examination or any other specified test. Most of the time, the medical history of the patient is more than enough.

The diagnosing examinations such as X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans have no diagnosing value, but they can contribute to the vicious circle of misinformation. Therefore, it is not necessary to bother yourself with unnecessary examinations.

This happens for the reason that your doctor or physical therapist can focus on one finding, such as for example an intervertebral disc herniation, which might not have any relation with the mechanism that refers to the pain of the patient. 

The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, yet. There are probably several factors that can be blamed. It could be a trauma or emotional stress or even an illness (combined with rheumatoid arthritis or other illnesses). Several researchers suggest a genetic cause due to finding people with fibromyalgia in a family.

However, the majority of researchers agree that there is a disturbance in the transmission of nerve impulses to the central nervous system. The result is that those people feel a more intense pain and suffer more often than other people (hyperalgesia). There have been found elevated levels of stimulant neurotransmitters (such as substance P, cytokines, etc.) as well as decreased levels of suppressive neurotransmitters (such as serotonin, endorphins, etc.).

Available research data indicate a disturbance in the “interpretation” of signals in the central nervous system that causes a disturbed sensation of pain.

There is no specific treatment for fibromyalgia. The treatment is multifaceted and depends on the type of symptoms that each patient presents individually. Except of the customized treatment plan and the adherence to personalized diet and daily routine programs which normalize the sensation of pain, the general measures that patients must follow are:

Reduce your stress.

Try to manage your stress with techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation, religious activities, and volunteering.

Sleep sufficiently.

Adopt good sleeping habits and routine, such as going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, getting adequate darkening and no noise in the bedroom. Adequate rest contributes to the correct perception of pain.

Exercise regularly.

Exercise can increase the severity of your symptoms at first. However, gentle exercising when made gradually and systematically reduces the intensity of the symptoms. Walking and swimming are the best forms of exercise in the case of fibromyalgia.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine, sweets, animal fats, and fast-food. Follow the personalized nutritional program for the restoration of the deficiencies of vitamins, minerals and trace elements that have been given to you after your special pathological examination.

The vision of FisioCenter is to completely rehabilitate each one of our patients and to know that they will be able to have an enjoyable and relaxed lifestyle, without suffering or limit anything in their lives.

We consider the correct information of the person who suffers to be a very important weapon in the treatment of fibromyalgia and generally in the fight against any kind of pain, in order to reduce the stress, anxiety and uncertainty that accompanies every painful situation.

In order to address your problem in a better manner, we will take a look at your detailed medical history and examine each point and find the cause of the discomfort that you are experiencing.

In a further step, you will be informed with every small detail about the treatment solutions and the treatment plan that we will propose to you. At the same time, we will remain in constant contact with you for any further support and guidance.

If you are suffering from any unexplained and persistent pain, then contact us in order to help you solve your problem. You can call us at: +355 69 400 30 10.

Although painful as a condition, fibromyalgia does not cause damage to the tissues and organs of the body. Not only is this condition not fatal, but there is no evidence which links it to any effects on your child’s or even your survival expectancy.

This condition can occur individually, but more often coexists with other conditions that have now been shown to have similar underlying pathophysiology (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and tension headache) or as comorbidity in people with persistent peripheral damage or inflammation (e.g., autoimmune disorders and osteoarthritis).

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