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- Regenerative medicine (stem cells and platelet-rich plasma)
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- Laser therapy
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What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is one of the top conditions affecting bones and muscles. The disorder is not well understood, but researchers believe it changes the way the brain and spinal cord interpret pain signals sent by the nerves. Fibromyalgia intensifies the way you feel pain. Fibromyalgia affects the whole body, causing pain, fatigue, mood issues, and memory disturbances.
The condition often appears after an event of physical trauma such as an accident or surgery. Certain illnesses or infections also seem to trigger fibromyalgia. It can even be brought on as a result of psychological stress. Symptoms can appear more gradually over time, without an apparent triggering incident.
The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia are widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties.
Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain
Fibromyalgia pain is characterized by persistent, dull, aching throughout the body, above and below the waist, on both sides.
Fibromyalgia can cause people to feel fatigued even when they have slept through the night. Chronic fatigue is prevalent with fibromyalgia. A person can be awakened by pain, and sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, are common.
Cognitive difficulties related to fibromyalgia have come to be known as “fibro fog.” Fibro fog interferes with the ability to pay attention and focus on mental tasks.
Many people who have fibromyalgia also have conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines or tension headaches, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), anxiety, and depression.
What Causes Fibromyalgia?
The precise cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. A variety of factors seem to be associated with its onset, including genetic mutations that may increase susceptibility.
Researchers believe that the brains of people with fibromyalgia are changed by repetitive nerve stimulation. Certain pain-signaling neurotransmitters increase to abnormally high levels. The brain’s pain receptors then become more sensitized, overreacting to signals.
Known risk factors for fibromyalgia include:
- Gender: Women are more likely to have fibromyalgia than are men.
- Family history: If a relative has fibromyalgia, you are more likely to develop it.
- Other conditions: People with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus are at higher risk of developing fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a commonly misunderstood condition. The condition can lead to added frustration at home and work when pain and fatigue are interfering with your ability to function. Our doctors will work with you to develop a treatment plan that helps you get back to feeling like yourself again.
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