Just another part of fibro. I find relief with a heating pad for about 20 minutes and deep breating relaxation techniques.
yep, ice packs and heating pads help me
I experience chest pain and tightness a lot with this. I do believe you can massage the chest area yourself counter clockwise. It seems to help some. I have neck and shoulder tightness and pain a lot too. Harder to stretch the shoulders though for me. But massage of your upper back and neck may help a lot. I honestly believe in massage.
have you seen a chiropractor? I swear by mine! she give me heat treatment first, the TENS if I need it to relax those muscles. Then she gives me an adjustment ~ pops all up and down from my neck to my low back. Afterward, all the tightness is gone and I feel a tad sore, but the pain and stiffness has temporarily left my body.
I also use a heating pad on days when I'm so tight it's hard to breathe. I even 'wear' it by tying it in place and as I move from room to room I can just plug in and keep the heat going! I've been doing it for years and it helps tremendously to relieve the chest, neck, and/or back pain of FM.
Gentle hugs and brightest blessings to you, always!
Yes! I begin and end each day with the heating pad! I use it like a half hour before bed and like fifteen minutes in the morning. I set an alarm for 15 minutes before I need up, so I wake up and turn the heating pad on, and another alarm for when I need up. It definitely helps me.