Fibromyalgia Specialist

Complete Health Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Medical Center & Chiropractic Care located in Waxahachie, TX

Fibromyalgia causes widespread physical pain for about 4 million American adults. If you experience symptoms of fibromyalgia, visit the integrated medical team at Complete Health Medical Center in Waxahachie, Texas. The team offers comprehensive conservative and minimally invasive treatments for fibromyalgia so you can enjoy greater comfort and improved physical health. Find out how Complete Health Medical Center can help you by calling the office today.

Fibromyalgia Q & A

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes wide-ranging musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, insomnia, and issues with mood and memory. Fibromyalgia makes you more sensitive to pain, which is called abnormal pain perception processing. Fibromyalgia can cause you to experience pain with non-painful stimuli as well, such as light touch, vibration, or pressure.

What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is mostly known to cause pain throughout your body, but it can also cause:

  • Stiffness and muscle tension throughout your body
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems
  • Digestive issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, and diarrhea

Flare-ups of fibromyalgia cause these symptoms to worsen, but working with the team at Complete Health Medical Center can reduce your risk of flare-ups.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. Researchers believe it’s related to alterations in the pain pathways in your brain and how your brain and body communicate about pain. Known risk factors that may predispose you to develop fibromyalgia include:

  • Being female
  • Being middle-aged or older
  • Having a history of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • A history of stressful or traumatic incidents in your past, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and car accidents
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Illnesses and infections
  • Obesity

Fibromyalgia can run in families, so if you have a close relative with fibromyalgia, you may be at risk.

How is fibromyalgia treated?

There are a variety of conservative and minimally invasive treatments that can alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, including:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Rehab exercises and stretches
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lifestyle modifications, including stress management and healthy sleep habits

Complete Health Medical Center also offers regenerative medicine to relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Can regenerative medicine help fibromyalgia?

Regenerative medicine, including mesenchymal stem cells, Wharton’s jelly, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), can reduce inflammation associated with fibromyalgia. Current research suggests that chronic inflammation is a leading contributor to chronic musculoskeletal pain like you experience with fibromyalgia.

Regenerative medicine products provide a safe and natural anti-inflammatory response that can reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.

Find out more about fibromyalgia treatment at Complete Health Medical Center by calling the office today.