How to treat fibromyalgia back pain

Fibromyalgia is painful enough as it is. But back pain, especially lower back pain, can be especially

Fibromyalgia Back pain

This poor fellow needs a patch! (Photo credit: RedKoala1)


If you have fibromyalgia, and back pain is one of your major symptoms, then here are a few tips and ideas for dealing with it:

Stretching and Exercise – It’s generally not a good idea to suddenly start an aggressive exercise program, such as running. Slow, gentle stretching exercises are the best way to start dealing with fibromyalgia back pain. A few ideas include curls, body extensions, and arm/leg extensions.

Yoga and Tai Chi can also be good ways to gently stretch and exercise the lower back. We’d also recommend various back stretching devices to make sure your back and spine are properly aligned when stretching to avoid injury. 

Heat – Heating pads, especially moist heating pads, are a great way to achieve temporary back pain relief. Why moist heating pads? These heating pads grab moisture from the air, resulting in a moist heat being applied to the skin. This not only feels better than a dry heat, but it also helps prevent the skin from drying out. 

Pain Patches – We think pain patches are widely underutilized by patients suffering from fibromyalgia back pain. It’s a real shame because patches work well, and they’re far safer than taking oral pain killers. Plus, you can apply a pain patch prior to exercise, prior to sitting in the office chair all day, or prior to any activity which you know will aggravate your fibromyalgia back pain.

We happen to like Imbue, but there may be other options. Just note that Imbue patches should not be used if you are allergic to aspirin. 

Natural Anti-Inflammatories – Fibromyalgia is basically an inflammatory disease. So anti-inflammatories make a great deal of sense. However, prescription anti-inflammatories for pain are known to have major side effects. We recommend two products.

The first is Traumeel tablets. Traumeel is a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory which is perfect for when you need pain relief right now.

However, to really fight the inflammation, Longvida RD is a good option. Longvida RD contains curcumin in a special formula which gets more inflammation-fighting curcumin into your system. 

Whether you choose Traumeel or Longvida RD, we recommend using them for a month or so before deciding whether or not the product is good for you. This is especially true for Londvida RD, which can take some time to extinguish the inflammation your body is experiencing. 

In summary, fibromyalgia back pain is a challenging condition to treat. While these methods and product all work well, they still require some trial and error on your part. So don’t give up, be patient, and don’t be afraid to experiment a bit until you find the relief you’re looking for!