Living with fibromyalgia presents many challenges that can interfere with your career, relationships, and ability to live life to the fullest. Our medical clinic is experienced with regenerative medicine for pain relief, and we provide the treatments required to resolve your fibromyalgia issues so you can enjoy life again.
Our treatment strategy uses a unique integrative approach combining regenerative cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections. With a thorough assessment, we will develop a personalized treatment plan designed to address your individual challenges.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is often confused with arthritis and joint inflammation. However, it's considered a rheumatic condition, causing myofascial and soft tissue pain, as opposed to inflammation of muscles and joints like arthritis.
It is believed that fibromyalgia comes repeated nerve stimulation caused by an abnormal increase in chemicals that signal pain in the brain. That makes the brain’s pain receptors remember pain differently, which makes you more sensitive to pain. The majority of individuals affected by fibromyalgia are women, and symptoms typically present themselves at or around the age of 45.
Overall body pain is the main symptom of fibromyalgia, but other symptoms include:
- Burning, twitching, or tightness in your muscles
- A low pain threshold or tender points
- Overwhelming fatigue
- Fibro fog, which causes trouble concentrating and memory issues
- Poor sleep or insomnia
- Stomach troubles such as pain, bloating, nausea, and IBS
- Dryness of the mouth, nose, and eyes
- Enhanced sensitivity to cold, heat, light, or sound
- Frequent urination
- Numbness or tingling in your face, arms, hands, legs, or feet
- Weight gain
- Skin issues
Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, once it’s properly diagnosed, we can provide effective treatment to alleviate suffering and effectively manage pain.
Regenerative medicine methods, such as stem cell injections, contain regenerative properties like hyaluronic acid, cytokines, and growth factors that help your body heal soft tissues affected by fibromyalgia. These substances help your body repair damage and soothe aches, providing long-term pain relief.
We also offer platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and use the healing cells found in your own blood to effectively repair soft tissue and ease pain. Platelets play a key role in healing. Not only does PRP contain growth factors needed for repair, but platelets also signal other much-needed cells to the site of injection and injury, such as stem cells.
Our chiropractors use directed movement to relieve your pain and improve your range of motion.
By assessing your symptoms, we can determine and implement the best treatment for long-lasting relief from your fibromyalgia.
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
Even though the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, there are a number of risk factors including:
- Traumatic injury
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus
- Physical or emotional trauma
- Psychological stress
One of the main challenges with fibromyalgia is that it is often misdiagnosed, which can lead to improper management of your condition. Our medical professionals understand this condition and the debilitating effect it can have on your body and mind.
If you are in need of treatment for fibromyalgia in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville or any nearby city in South Carolina, call us today at (843) 936-6238 to schedule a complimentary consultation.