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F.I.B.R.O.: Fighting Illness Brings Restored Optimism

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Barry Brown
73 minutes
Some of the mechanisms responsible for the extreme pain associated with fibromyalgia (FM) are relatively well understood. F.I.B.R.O.: Fighting Illness Brings Restored Optimism provides an updated overview of the causes of FM and offers an insightful analysis of what the future holds for victims of this debilitating medical condition. Data from Dr. Brown's research lab is presented that addresses the factors that precipitate the symptoms of FM. In a user-friendly manner, the DVD examines the most popular treatment options that are used with individuals who have FM and reviews the role that various exercise modalities can play in this regard. The DVD also features an innovative rating system that can be used to evaluate the scientific validity and efficacy in the diagnosis and treatment of FM.

Among the topics covered:
  • What is fibromyalgia
  • How prevalent is fibromyalgia in the workplace
  • What are the causes of fibromyalgia
  • How is pain transmitted through “central sensitization”
  • What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • What are the factors affecting the pain response among fibros
  • What treatments are most effective in managing fibromyalgia
  • Is exercise recommended?
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.