Treatment methods

Preserve or improve quality of life

Fibromyalgia is not a life-threatening illness. There is no destruction or stiffening of the joints, as is typical of rheumatic illnesses. The disease often has a wavelike pattern.

The first approach for fibromyalgia therapy is always multi-modal pain therapy. Then we consider our patients’ mental capacities and responses to address the many-faceted complaints. Treatment approaches consisting of multiple modules have proven to be especially effective. At Schoen Clinic, our specialists combine endurance training, medicinal fibromyalgia therapy, psychotherapy and physical measures – adapted for your personal needs.

Conservative treatment methods

Fibromyalgia: Treatment through medication and physical therapy

With timely pain therapy adapted for your personal needs, we can work to prevent chronification. We have some effective medications available for this. For physical measures, muscle-relaxing exercises and training programmes are reliable for increasing endurance. The heart of treatment for fibromyalgia is mobilisation techniques in the form of movement therapy, correction of incorrect posture and stretching and strengthening the muscles. You’ll also learn how to reduce avoidance behaviour. Another important self-help measure is regular endurance sports.

Fibromyalgia: Treatment through psychotherapy

Even physical impairments that are part of fibromyalgia need to be treated through psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy will help you to become better at learning to live with chronic pain. Relaxation techniques are also very helpful.