Fibromyalgia can be a difficult condition to treat with conventional medicine. Although there is not yet a cure for this challenging condition, the all-natural pain relief therapies we offer at our clinic can alleviate your symptoms and help you avoid the dangerous medications commonly prescribed for this painful condition.
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The highly effective fibromyalgia treatments we offer at our clinic include:
- Regenerative medicine treatments (stem cells and platelet-rich plasma)
- Trigger point injections
- Chiropractic care
Regenerative treatments stimulate our natural ability to heal. Stem cell treatment introduces young stem cells into your body, where they immediately begin to combat inflammation and transform into much-needed new tissues.
Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative treatment made from a small sample of your own blood. The platelets are separated and concentrated, and when injected into a painful area of the body, their concentrated growth factors help enhance the healing process, providing pain relief from fibromyalgia.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections can provide safe, effective pain relief for fibromyalgia. Treatment involves the injection of an all-natural anti-inflammatory agent, sarapin, derived from the pitcher plant, into your muscle’s trigger point. Sarapin promotes blood flow and attracts fluids to the area, helping the muscle to relax. Patients often experience immediate relief from fibromyalgia-related pain.
Chiropractic adjustments don't just help the spine, but they help bring the entire body back into its natural state of balance. When the vertebrae are out of alignment, that can have wide-ranging effects throughout the body. The doctor uses a gentle technique to re-align the vertebrae, helping to restore the body’s equilibrium.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is not yet well understood by science, although it is one of the most common conditions that affect the muscles and bones. Researchers studying fibromyalgia believe it influences the communication between the brain and spinal cord, changing the way signals through the nerves are interpreted, and intensifying the feeling of pain.
Fibromyalgia causes a range of issues throughout the body, not only pain but also including chronic fatigue, problems with mood regulation, and difficulty with memory.
Often, fibromyalgia first occurs after an event that causes trauma to the body—a car accident, workplace injury, or surgery. Certain types of infections and illnesses also seem to trigger the condition. In some cases, it is thought that psychological stress is what brought on fibromyalgia. Then there are cases where there is no apparent trigger, and symptoms appear more gradually over an extended period of time.
The three most common categories of fibromyalgia symptoms are:
1. Widespread musculoskeletal pain: Fibromyalgia pain is felt above and below the waist on both sides of the body. Pain is often reported as dull, persistent aching, muscle pain, and joint pain all over the body.
2. Fatigue: Even after sleeping through the night, fibromyalgia can cause a feeling of chronic fatigue. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are also pervasive, as is restless leg syndrome. These disturbances can cause the person to awaken in pain.
3. Cognitive difficulties: “Fibro fog”—as cognitive issues related to fibromyalgia have come to be known—make it difficult to focus on mental tasks or pay attention to detail.
Other common symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
We do not yet know the definite cause of fibromyalgia. There are several factors that seem to increase a person’s likelihood of developing the condition. Risk factors include:
- Gender: Men are less likely than women to develop fibromyalgia.
- Genetics and family history: People who have relatives with fibromyalgia are more likely to have it themselves.
- Other illnesses: If someone has a condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or lupus, their risk of developing fibromyalgia is increased.
Despite its prevalence, fibromyalgia is still commonly misunderstood. Misconceptions about the condition can cause frustration when others at home or work don’t understand what’s behind the person’s pain and fatigue that’s interfering with their ability to function at as high a level as they once did.
If you are looking for effective and long-lasting relief for fibromyalgia in Mesquite, Garland, Sunnyvale, Forney, Terrell, or any nearby city in Dallas and Kaufman County, call our medical clinic today at (972) 285-6703 for a complimentary consultation.