Could you have Fibromyalgia?

Let Maximum Rehabilitation Services help you find relief!

Pain is expected from time to time. Most of the time, pain is an alarm alerting your body to some type of irritation or possible injury. For example, you may be sore from exercising too much or stub your toe on furniture. In most cases, it resolves on its own, or you can take a Tylenol or ibuprofen and go about your day.

Unfortunately for some people, their pain does not resolve, leading to chronic pain. A particular type of chronic pain accompanied by fatigue, changes in mood, or irregular sleep patterns, may indicate a chronic illness known as fibromyalgia.

The key to managing or resolving your chronic pain is seeking the help of one of our highly skilled physical therapists.

Contact Maximum Rehabilitation Services today to set up a consultation with one of our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, or Munster, IN physical therapists.

Fibromyalgia: what is it?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome affecting around 5 % of all people worldwide, especially women over 50. This chronic illness is characterized by generalized chronic musculoskeletal pain (i.e., more than three months) with highly sensitive (hyperalgesia) tender points in the body.

Despite extensive research, at this point, no definite cause or pathophysiology for FM has yet been discovered. Some medical experts believe it may be caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system – the body’s reaction to stress. As people usually develop their first fibromyalgia symptoms after experiencing a physically or emotionally traumatic event, this theory makes sense, but it has never been scientifically proven.

In most cases, people with FM have psychosomatic symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances (waking unrefreshed)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Cognitive dysfunction (brain fog)
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

People with fibromyalgia usually report a reduction or loss of functional capacity and a lower quality of life.

How does Maximum Rehabilitation Services treat fibromyalgia?


Recent research suggests that although there is no single treatment for fibromyalgia, a multi-modal approach has been shown to be effective in the short term. The most effective interventions emphasize patient education on central pain management and working to increase physical activity to improve your overall quality of life.

Most treatment strategies involve a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach consisting of medications, lifestyle modifications, and other complementary approaches, including physical therapy and alternative treatment techniques (i.e., acupuncture, massage, etc.)

At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our treatments emphasize a research-backed approach that addresses health and well-being’s physical, mental and emotional components. We provide individualized, effective treatments for both long-term managing symptoms and regaining optimum body function.

Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists will examine your physical abilities, analyze your medical history, and discuss your current symptoms to design a treatment plan that will fit your unique needs.

We may use heat treatments or other pain-relieving modalities to relieve your pain and promote healing. Our hands-on treatments include targeted techniques like trigger point therapy, soft tissue massage, and gentle stretching that could benefit your recovery.

As you improve, we will shift our treatments to emphasize recovery and improve your functional ability—these “active” therapies, like muscle strengthening, mobility work, and low-impact cardiovascular exercises.

Our programs emphasize techniques to reduce pain, anxiety, or the catastrophization of symptoms to improve functionality and quality of life!

Get relief for fibromyalgia pain at Maximum Rehabilitation Services today!

A combination of low-impact cardiovascular exercises, gentle stretching, and strengthening exercises has been shown to relieve widespread pain, increase energy levels, improve sleep, and improve mood. When combined with patient education and cognitive behavioral therapies, people can manage their pain and improve their functioning.

Regardless of where you are on your fibromyalgia journey, our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapy services can help you find relief from even the most severe symptoms.

Contact Maximum Rehabilitation Services today for your appointment and find out how we can get you started on the road to recovery.

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

Maximize Your Full Health Potential! Get Started on Your Recovery Today!